11 Aug The Importance of Understanding the Nature of Spine Conditions
We talk a lot about the importance of an accurate diagnosis in the treatment of back pain, but we often take that sentiment for granted. The focus of this article is why it’s important to understand the nature of the spine condition or injury that’s causing your back pain.
Why an Accurate Diagnosis Matters
We say this a lot (because it’s important) – you can’t successfully and efficiently treat back pain without knowing what’s causing the pain. Is your back pain the result of a pulled muscle in your back, or a herniated disc in your spine? Since the treatment methods for treating those two conditions are wildly different, you better have a diagnosis narrowed down before your jump into treatment. Otherwise you will end up wasting your time and money on a treatment plan that does not work.
Seeking Medical Help
An accurate diagnosis is the foundation on which any effective treatment strategy must be built. So what can you do to ensure that you get an accurate diagnosis? First off, make sure you seek medical help from a skilled professional. In the digital age, many patients get their medical advice from the Internet. And while medical help sites like Webmd (and our site) can be useful in steering you in the right direction, you should always get a personal diagnosis from a doctor you trust. Don’t be afraid to get a second or third opinion on your diagnosis as well. It can never hurt to get multiple opinions before beginning a treatment plan.
Inspired Spine has developed surgical procedures that put the patient’s needs at the top of the list. The Inspired OLLIF and Inspired MIS-DTIF offer the least pain and quickest recovery periods of any spine surgery currently available. If you are suffering from a spinal injury or back pain condition, an Inspired Spine surgery may be your best option for reducing pain. Contact us today to see if you are a good candidate for these procedures, or use our tool on this site to find a provider near you.