PITTSBURGH PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONER
DR. ALEX TAUBERG
Dr. Alex Tauberg D.C. is one of approximately 60 providers in the world to be certified by the University of Pittsburgh as a Primary Spine Practitioner. The University of Pittsburgh’s Primary Spine Practitioner certification is considered a premier certification for those who conservatively treat neck and back pain. As a Primary Spine Practitioner Dr. Tauberg excels at getting those with neck and back pain, out of pain and back to enjoying the activities that they love to do.
WHAT IS A PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONER?
A Primary Spine Practitioner is a portal of entry doctor who provides care for patients with problems related to the spine. The Primary Spine Practitioner determines a diagnosis and the cause of the diagnosed condition, and then provides care for the patient. The primary spine practitioner is also aware of certain times when they need to send patients to specialists for further treatment, such as the administration of certain medications, injections, and surgery.
WHEN SHOULD YOU SEE A PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONER?
If neck and back pain are stopping you from doing the activities that you love to do or even just slowing you down then it’s time to consider visiting a Primary Spine Practitioner. A Primary Spine Practitioner will take you through a rigorous examination that will determine the best type of treatment for you. In many cases this means treating you with conservative care that the Primary Spine Practitioner provides, however in other cases this may mean a referral to another type of provider.
WHO CERTIFIES A PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONER?
The University of Pittsburgh created the Primary Spine Practitioner program and certifies Primary Spine Practitioners. The University Of Pittsburgh School Of Rehabilitation Sciences is the number 1 ranked rehabilitation school in the nation.
HOW IS A PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONER DIFFERENT THAN A NORMAL CHIROPRACTOR?
While many chiropractors are well trained, there is not enough standardization in the profession. Currently there are some chiropractors who are perfectly equipped to be primary spine practitioners and there are others who are not. This issue needs to be rectified. There are graduating chiropractors who are trained appropriately and with evidence based care in mind, and there are also chiropractors coming out of school who are taught dogma and are not prepared to be a primary spine practitioner. By having the designation and certification of primary spine practitioner, it makes it possible for the public to easily discern who they should first present to when they have a spine related disorder. The primary spine practitioner designation further standardizes clinical practice to make sure that all providers who use the title are capable and use evidence based procedures to provide for their patients.
- Murphy, D., Seaman, D., & Heffner, S. (2013). Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain Volume 1. Pawtucket: CRISP Education and Research, LLC.
- Murphy, D., Jacob, G., & Heffner, S. (2016). Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain Volume II. Cranston: CRISP Education and Research, LLC.