Stridewell, a new health care concept, is aiming to transform the way that patients seek care for neck and back pain. Opened on June 26, Stridewell will help patients unravel the confusing web of generalists and specialists that provide care for spine issues.
The need is undisputed: four out of every five Americans will face back pain in their lifetime. Problems with the low back, in particular, are on the rise. It is a leading cause of missed work and accounts for an estimated $177 billion in spending ever year.
Stridewell will be staffed entirely by spine health specialists who each have a decade or more of specialized training in diagnosing spine conditions. They will operate under the guidance of Dr. Igor Yusupov, a seasoned neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive techniques.
“Far too many people suffer for far too long, simply because there is no single go-to resource for spine care,” said Dr. Yusupov, Stridewell’s founder. “Patients often find themselves adrift in a sea of competing specialists and treatments. But Stridewell will bring peace of mind.”
Whether the pain results from a car accident, athletic or workplace injury; a chronic spine issue; a genetic condition; or even surfaces spontaneously, the clinic aims to connect people to the care they need faster. Many specialists have months-long wait as a result of demand, but the clinic will be open seven days a week, allowing patients to secure peace of mind, even on the weekend. Patients will have the opportunity to work closely with the medical staff at Stridewell to discuss their health history and any past test results. From there, the spine specialists will recommend a clinically proven treatment recommendation, which could include everything from physical therapy or medications to a surgical consultation.
“The spine is one of the most complex structures in our body,” added Dr. Yusupov. “That, coupled with the myriad of potential specialists that patients can consult creates uncertainty. Stridewell provides easy access to spine specialists, so patients can be confident that they are receiving the right help at the right time.”
Education and empowerment are a critical component of the Stridewell experience. A patient’s diagnosis and treatment plan presentation will be recorded, allowing them to reference the information at their convenience. Any visit to the doctor can include an overwhelming amount of information, often at an already stressful time, so this will allow people to revisit the information that was shared about their condition and treatment options.
Designed with patients in mind, the Stridewell clinic is equipped with the latest technology and comforts for those experiencing neck or back pain. The clinic will feature a state-of-the-art interactive education wall that guests can access to learn more about back and neck care. Even the reception area at Stridewell puts patients first. There is a variety of seating styles available, allowing patients with different spine problems to find comfortable accommodations.
Conveniently located off of the Loop 101in north Scottsdale, Stridewell will be open seven days a week and will usually be able to offer same-day appointments, via online scheduling. To learn more, or schedule an appointment, visit StridewellSpine.com.