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Susan Spinasanta
Managing Medical Editor, Content Development
SpineUniverse
Cape Coral, FL

About Susan Spinasanta

Susan has 25 years of experience in medical editing and writing.  She is accomplished and knowledgeable in many areas of medicine, fundamental science and technology.

Many of Susan's projects involve collaborating with experts—such as professionals in specific areas of medicine and/or key opinion leaders involved in improving patient lives. A published author of hundreds of patient and consumer materials, the majority of her work benefits medical professionals. Susan develops content for physician websites, medical education programs, video presentations, case studies, online resource centers, guidelines for patient care, and other content based projects.

Susan is a member of the North American Spine Society, American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) and Association of Health Care Journalists. In addition to these and other educational 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

iFuse System For Sacroiliac Joint Pain Shows High Success Rate and Patient Satisfaction

The iFuse system showed a high rate of patient satisfaction and was linked to reduced need for opioid medications.

Why They Chose Spine Surgery and Patients Who Inspire Them

Why 12 doctors became spine surgeons and their patients who inspire them every day.

Sacroiliac Joint Fusion Surgery Update

The iFuse Implant System from SI-BONE, Inc. received an elevated quality evidence recommendation from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) for minimally invasive surgical fusion in cases of sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

Spine Muscles in Pain? Myofascial Pain Syndrome May Be to Blame

Myofascial pain syndrome is back or neck pain caused by tight or twitching muscle and fascia trigger points. Many treatment options, including trigger point injections, can help manage spine pain.

Electrical Stimulation Offers Hope for People with Severe Spinal Cord Injury

Electrical stimulation is giving new hope to people with severe spinal cord injury. Study showed young men with paraplegia were able to move their legs on their own with the help of electrical stimulation of the spine.

Spinal Cord Injury: Inside the Fehlings Laboratory for Neural Repair and Regeneration

Dr. Michael Fehlings takes SpineUniverse inside his research lab and talks about his lab's areas of focus in spinal cord injury.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is necessary for normal growth and development of bones and teeth. Calcium cannot be absorbed into the body without vitamin D.

Eucalyptus

Herbal preparations may help clear chest congestion, kill bacteria, increase blood flow, reduce swelling, and ease tired sore muscles.

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.

Lumbar Spine Surgery Outcomes: Physiotherapy, Patient Mood and Behavior

Prolonged pain after surgery has been shown to be influenced by these factors: Patient selection, type of surgery performed, and whether or not there's a postoperative rehabilitation plan. Mood and patient behavior play a significant role in outcomes too.

Patient Satisfaction Following Spine Surgery is Not Associated with Greater Opioid Use

“The take-home message from this study is that, certainly, communication of pain and the patient’s experience of pain are...

How Do Patients Choose a Spine Surgeon?

Many factors were evaluated and patients designated their preferences regarding six surgeon characteristics, including age, subspecialty, location, and appointment availability.

What Biopsychosocial Factors Increase Back Pain Risk?

Identifying people who are at the highest risk of developing back pain may open doors to research into targeted prevention strategies.

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain: What Conditions and Which Patients?

Spinal cord stimulation is an ideal tool for the right patient, with proper patient selection being key to successful implementation.

News Update: FDA Approves Robotic Exoskeleton to Help People with Spinal Cord Injury Walk

Recently, the FDA allowed ReWalk to be marketed. It is the first motorized device intended to act as an exoskeleton for people with lower body paralysis due to a spinal cord injury.

Financial Disclosures

SpineUniverse, a Vertical Health, LLC website, is committed to ensuring that the medical information it presents is accurate, balanced, objective, and trustworthy. 

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.

The intent of this policy is to identify any perceived, potential, or real conflicts of interest so that readers can make their own judgments about the value of information being presented.

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 Vertical Health, LLC’s websites.
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