Back Pain Centers of America Adds Desert Institute for Spine Care to its National Network

Press Release

Dec 28, 2015

Arizona orthopedic spine practice boasts internationally-renowned physicians and early pioneers of endoscopic procedures; joins Back Pain Centers of America

ATLANTA, GA – December 28, 2015 – Back Pain Centers of America (BPC), which connects people searching for solutions to their neck and back pain to find a reputable physician in their area, announces Arizona-based Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC) is the newest practice to join the group. DISC physicians have over thirty years of experience in advanced spine surgery. The practice hosts the sports team spine physician for Arizona Cardinals, Diamondbacks and, during training season, many other professional baseball teams including the Kansas City Royals.

”We are proud to join the Back Pain Centers of America network,” says Stephanie Helsten, Executive Director of DISC. “Our growth has been such that we believe every call should be answered by a human being, and Back Pain Centers can help us grow beyond what we could do on our own. This will enable us to expand our reach and help more patients find relief from back and neck pain through the least invasive procedure possible.”

”DISC exemplifies the caliber of professional physicians we want in our network,” says Brent Wheeler, President of Back Pain Centers of America. “For instance, the doctors have won the Top Doc Award every year since 2010 in Arizona Magazine. They are internationally recognized for their minimally-invasive procedures, some which require only a band-aid after surgery. DISC is one of twelve practices in the United States and the only practice in Arizona where patients have access to the M6-C Artificial Disc: FDA IDE Pivotal Study. DISC also is a training site for other physicians. The practice is definitely a leader in the field of spine surgery, and we look forward to helping patients learn about DISC as an option for care.”

About Desert Institute for Spine Care

Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC) offers a full spectrum of care that consists of non- invasive and surgical options for patients. With multiple locations in Arizona, DISC has performed over ten thousand procedures since 1998. The physicians are pioneers in the area of minimally-invasive spine surgery. Locations include Phoenix, East Valley, and Scottsdale. For more information, go to

About Back Pain Centers of America

Back Pain Centers of America (BPC) has helped people find safe, reliable relief for chronic pain since 2009. The call centers match patients searching for relief for neck and back pain to reputable, board-certified healthcare practices in their geographic area. BPC has the largest network of minimally-invasive spine centers in America. This service is free to patients. For more information for patients, please visit For spine practices interested in joining the network, please visit Also follow BPC on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.

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