Sunday, May 3, 2009

It’s EXTREMELY Important To Educate Yourself On Your Back Condition!

Nowadays, anyone can google what symptoms they have and learn more. Let’s say, for example, you have an L5 radiculopathy (you may know this because one of your doctors diagnosed this), or let’s say you have disc and facet degeneration at L4. Get on the internet, do some research, go to the library, ask around.

Keep in mind there’s a lot of junk out there on the web, and you can get the wrong diagnosis or bad advice, but educating yourself is very important.

I recently spoke to someone who said she saw a surgeon she was referred to by her primary care doctor. This surgeon told her she needed surgery right away (by the way all he did was read the MRI; no exam was even performed). This individual, the patient, said “I’d like to get another opinion or think it over before I do anything.” Before she left the surgeon replied, “be careful on the road, if you get in an accident you could be paralyzed.” Pretty unbelievable and scary night!

There are good and bad doctors of all types just like there’s good and bad politicians, or chefs, or truck drivers, but the bottom line is be educated so you make the right decisions with your health.

The person in the story I described above may be rare, but you better believe crazier things have happened. If you don’t feel comfortable with your doctor, find another.

At CT Spine and Disc Center, our chiropractors will do the necessary tests needed and look at any MRI’s, x-rays, etc … and ask the right questions and give you the honest answers you need. In fact, numerous patients have told us that they have never had such a thorough exam before.

So educate yourself so you know what your options are and make the right decision regarding your spine health.

CT Spine and Disc Center is located in central Connecticut- Specializing in patients who suffer from sciatica or radiculopathy, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. Call us at 860-633-8756 to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression

Additional Reading Resources
  • Symptoms of Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Treatment options for low back pain
  • Surgery for your Back???
  • 1 comment:

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