Have you ever wondered why so many people have back pain? Why it is a billion dollar industry? Why so many people can not get relief and how back pain reoccurs?
For many people, back pain follows a similar path of treatment. The path starts out with you doing something to your back. Most people are not sure what they did; they just wake up with pain. You hope the pain will go away in a few days like it did before. But eventually this does not work. Why? The biggest predictor of having lower back pain is if you have had it before. So it is a cycle of having back pain off and on for years. It is common. You are not the only one.
So after a few weeks or a month, you finally have to do something about it, so you go to a doctor. They prescribe pain pills, anti inflammatory and muscle relaxants and rest. Then come back in a month and to see if you are better. If that does not work, then you go to a specialist who mostly like will want to get x rays, MRI’s, and give you stronger medications. They might send you to physical therapy or worse they skip that process all together and send you straight to pain management or start the injection process. The other scenario is they will tell you it will eventually go away, but there is nothing they can do for you.
In my years of marketing in Dallas, most neurosurgeons have told me that physical therapy does not work (not all, just most). They said physical therapy is just exercise and anyone can do it. I have even been pulled into the office with them explaining to me why physical therapy does not work (all true stories). So they do what they know how to do, start out with injections and if that does not help, then surgery, if that does not help then more surgery. I actually had a past patient who before coming in to see me was in the waiting room before his first back surgery. Everyone in the waiting room was on their 2nd and 3rd surgery. He told the doctor on the surgery table that he did not want to go through with the surgery and left. More on his story later… we have got to stop this cycle!
What is so frustrating is that it may help for a short while, but it will return. Whether you had injections or surgery, in most cases it does return. You are stuck on this merry-go-round of treatments and the fear of never getting better; you will do anything, even multiple surgeries to get better.
I have seen this time and time again. I love helping people get off this merry-go-around of treatments. We want to start out by understanding what you have tried? What is this pain stopping you from doing? If we reduce your back pain by 30%, what VALUE would that bring to your life? By asking you a lot of questions and spending time with you, we understand you and your body. Based on our questions we ask you and our evaluation process, we know what treatment to start you with, we look into your activities during your day that are adding to the problem. You can do all sorts of treatment but if you do not get down to the source of what you are doing throughout the day, your pain will return. It would be like stabbing the wound. If you do not understanding what you are doing daily that is stabbing the wound it does not mater what treatment you do, you will not heal.
Our goal is to give you strategies to help keep your lower back pain from coming back and to keep you off the merry-go-round of standardized treatments.If this sounds all too familiar to you, you are not alone. Remember the patient that I spoke about earlier that decided not to have surgery while on the surgery table. Well he came in to see us and is now pain free and has the tools to help him keep his pain away. Getting to the route cause can take a little time depending on how many years you have been hurting. We tailor the program to you specifically based on what we find in the evaluation process. It is not a cookie cutter approach. We are the back pain specialist which is not always the case with other physical therapy offices. We do not have to bounce between 2-4 patients an hour like other offices, all of our treatment is a one on one so we can give you our full attention.
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