There is a wealth of misinformation amongst both health care providers and the lay public regarding spine related disorders. As a clinician who practices as a Primary Spine Practitioner, my patient population is almost entirely comprised of neck and low back complaints. Contemporary evidence-based management of these patients requires the adoption of a biopsychosocial model of care. In turn, many of the psychosocial risk factors associated with poor clinical outcomes have become potentially modifiable targets for treatment. Fortunately for clinicians, their most powerful and influential tool for managing the aforementioned risk factors, is their ability to effectively communicate with their patients. Having an accurate and interactive model available to help convey pathomechanical and pathophysiological concepts is therefor extremely valuable. I believe the ddd models enable me to quickly and effectively educate my patients, allowing me to better manage inappropriate attitudes and beliefs concerning their diagnosis, treatment options, and subsequent prognosis.

DC, PSP Chiropractic Physician Primary Spine Practitioner