Benjamin Franklin famously stated that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Considering that a single spine surgery can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, this saying is especially relevant when it comes to spine disorders.
Since its inception, the Spine Research Institute has been able to decrease injury rates by 70-90% in several occupational settings. Our success stems from research advancements in three dedicated areas:
Risk Exposure Quantification
Create tools that can quantify the risk associated with different aspects of a job so that risky processes can be identified.
Develop objective models that can evaluate the effects of different process changes to ensure that the best solution is implemented from the outright.
Leverage functional measures of spine impairment and job risk to help determine when it is safe for a patient to return-to-work and avoid re-injury.