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Susan Spinasanta
Brand Ambassador, Content Consultant
SpineUniverse.com
Fort Myers, FL

About Susan Spinasanta

Susan is Brand Ambassador and Content Consultant for SpineUniverse.com, a Remedy Health Media, LLC site. She has been with SpineUniverse since its start in 1999 and privileged to contribute to the site’s success alongside notable spine surgeons and specialists. Prior, Susan was the site’s managing editor and medical writer for over 20 years.

Many of Susan’s projects involve collaborating with medical experts and industry leaders in the spine community. She is a published author, coauthor or silent partner in the development of nearly 1,000 consumer and professional materials.

She continues to work with leading spinal device companies and other industries including pain medicine and endocrinology. Her body of work is a broad mix of media including physician websites, continuing medical education (CME, CE), video presentations, case studies, online consumer and professional resource centers, guidelines for patient care, and physician instructional materials for device use.

Susan is a member of the North American Spine Society (NASS), American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) and Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). In addition to online and onsite education opportunities, she attends society meetings for medical professionals to broaden her knowledge of current healthcare standards and advances in patient care.

Articles Written by Susan Spinasanta

SpineUniverse Technology Highlights from Bioventus, Mainstay Medical and Spinal Balance

Learn about the latest surgical tech for spine specialists, including bioactive bone grafts, a new neurostimulator and sterile screws.

9 Spine Technology and News Highlights August 2018

SpineUniverse highlights a blend of 9 news briefs covering spine industry corporate news, clinical research, 3D-printing advances and devices, and technical updates from August 2018.

SpineUniverse Highlight: PrecisionOS Virtual Reality Technology is Changing the Future of Surgical Training

Dr. Danny Goel, CEO of PrecisionOS discussed how their unique VR technology is improving surgical training by providing a virtual immersive and lifelike OR experience.

SpineUniverse Technology Highlight: Spinal Implant Company Nexxt Spine, LLC

James Abraham, Nexxt Spine’s COO, talks about the company's 10-year history, innovative spinal implant designs and inhouse manufacturing capabilities.

Acupressure for Back, Neck and Upper Back Pain

Acupressure can reduce back, neck and upper back pain by pressing on certain acupoints to unblock Qi, the body's vital energy force. Acupressure is an Asian practice related to TCM.

Questions to Ask Your Chiropractor

These sample questions and guideline will help you prepare for your appointment with a chiropractor.

Impact of Preoperative Fibrinogen Testing on Blood Loss in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery

During large procedures, as bleeding continues, fibrinogen is one of the first factors consumed, and when depleted, excessive bleeding may occur.

Retrolisthesis Differs From Spondylolisthesis

Retrolisthesis happens when a vertebral body slips backwards; this uncommon spine condition is the opposite of spondylolisthesis.

Acupressure for Chronic Low Back Pain Symptoms

Research found acupressure helped reduce chronic low back pain in people with long-term back pain and fatigue.

Scoliosis Specific Exercise and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

In adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis, the goal of scoliosis specific exercise (SSE) treatment is prevention or reduction of curve progression, respiratory dysfunction, spinal pain, and improved appearance through postural correction.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Causes, Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis

Spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic disorder that affects nerve cells in the spinal cord responsible for muscle movement and control.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Treatments

Medical advances have led to targeted medication therapies to treat spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic condition nerve cells in the spinal cord.

6 Spine Societies Highlighted during Spine Summit 2015: AOSpine, ACSR, CSRS, ISASS, SRS, SMISS

Prestigious leaders in the spine field summarized the history of the six international spine societies represented at One Spine, One World.

Risks Associated with Opioids after Spine Surgery

David W. Polly, Jr., MD presented Opioid-related Adverse Events with Lumbar Spine Surgery: Is the Risk Real? during the 31st Annual Meeting of the Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves—Spine Summit 2015.

Cervical Disc Replacement vs Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Five-year Study Results Include Subsequent Spinal Surgeries

Patients with myelopathy or cervical radiculopathy may require surgical decompression that includes restoration of disc space and foraminal height.

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To help achieve this goal, SpineUniverse requires all authors, editors, and reviewers to disclose any financial relationships or affiliations they have with companies whose products or services may be mentioned in the content they author, edit, or review.

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Author's Statement

I, the undersigned, declare that neither I nor members of my immediate family have a financial interests or affiliation with commercial companies whose products and / or services may be mentioned in the materials I have authored, edited or reviewed for presentation on Remedy Health Media, LLC’s websites.
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