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Spine Center – Patient Education and Resources

Spine Center – Patient Education and Resources

In support of our community service mission, Penn State Spine Center offers education and resources for our patients.

Speaking engagements

We’re happy to speak to groups of healthcare providers, students, and members of the community. For topics and availability, please call


Our resources - including videos and a spinal injury support group - are designed to put patients first. 

Contact information

Spine Center
30 Hope Drive
Entrance B
Hershey, PA 17033
Phone - 717-531-3767

Quick links

Vitaly Gordin, MD, Director of Penn State Spine Center, provides an overview of the Spine Center and some basics of back pain management.

Mark Knaub, MD, discusses a teenage girl's car accident, as well as other complicated surgery and ongoing support available at the Penn State Spine Center. 

Minimally invasive spine and neck surgery can correct a problem without a long recovery process. 

Tim Reiter, MD, discusses neck pain, injury, and treatment. We also take a look at the new aquatic therapy treatment available at the Penn State Spine Center.

Our spinal cord injury support group provides an opportunity for support, socialization, and education for people with spinal cord injuries.

Location: Penn State Rehabilitation Hospital Cafeteria, 1135 Old West Chocolate Ave., Hummelstown, PA 17036
Date and Time: Third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

No registration is necessary, and all patients and members of their support network are welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact Nancy Lokey at

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