Spinal fractures due to osteoporosis – a disease that causes the body to lose bone, make too little bone or both – are among the most painful. These fractures are also often ignored by people 50 years of age and older, the most often affected age group.

YRMC PhysicianCare Welcomes Dr. John Spitalieri

YRMC PhysicianCare Welcomes Dr. John Spitalieri, DO, Neurosurgeon, The Spine Center, YRMC PhysicianCare.

Learn about treatment options for these common spinal fractures during an informative presentation – Osteoporosis Induced Spinal Fractures: What You Need to Know – with John Spitalieri, DO, Neurosurgeon, The Spine Center, YRMC PhysicianCare.

The free presentation takes place:

Saturday, November 10
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
The Club at Prescott Lakes
311 East Smoke Tree Lane, Prescott
Free Presentation Reservations Required
RSVP by November 2 to (928) 708-4636
A healthy breakfast will be provided.

Some people experience back pain after a spinal fracture, but others attribute their pain to back strain and some have no symptoms. This can make diagnosing spinal fractures very difficult. Over time, a spinal fracture that’s left untreated may result in:

  • Back pain that gets worse when standing or walking
  • Trouble bending or twisting your body
  • Loss of height
  • A curved, stooped shape to your spine

Dr. Spitalieri – who treats people with a wide range of neurological issues at the Spine Center – has extensive experience helping people with spinal fractures live a more active life.

A graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Spitalieri pursued a residency in Neurosurgery at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, California. This was followed by a fellowship in Neurosurgery at Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey and a Pediatric Spine Surgery fellowship at Shriner’s Hospital in Philadelphia.

To RSVP for Osteoporosis Induced Spinal Fractures: What You Need to Know, or for more information, call (928) 708-4636.