Back Specialist - Who should you see?
Any Back Specialist will do surely. It doesn't matter if they don't listen, it doesn't matter if they don't really care, does it? All you want is your back pain gone. So is it best just to throw a dart at the phone book to find someone?
Read on to find out who you should see and what you should ask them. But first ...
What you really want is someone who cares, a back doctor who will do their best to help you in anyway possible. If they can't then you want them to point you in the right direction. They are supposed to be a health 'care' practitioner, surely care means exactly that. Someone who cares for about your back pain.
How can you find such a sympathetic, caring Spinal Specialist?
Do they list themselves under a certain section in the phone book, or is it just like roulette?
There are two things you need to know first...
Who to see and who is best for you.
Do you know the difference between a Chiropractor an Osteopath or a Physical Therapist? What about Acupuncture and Acupressure?
The questions are numerous just with the various back pain therapies, and you haven't even started with what you should ask them.
Are you feeling confused, anxious or worried? You should be. This is one of the biggest decisions you make. Who will help you and care about your back pain?
Wouldn't it be just perfect if you had at your fingertips a complete index of the best back doctors available? Imagine knowing all the ins and outs of each profession. You could then make the correct choice on who to see.
No more worries about being ripped off, or taking months to feel any relief from that nagging back pain. You could feel confident that you had found the right person for you. And that back specialist is there to help you now and in the future if you need them.
In fact there is no one "best" approach. Each person will respond differently to each therapy. This is why you have many that say Chiropractic is best, others will say stay away. Some support Osteopathy, others don't. And on it goes.
The best back specialist is the one that you trust, will help and will answer the questions below. Ask around, speak to friends and family about who they see and then you will know who to contact and ask the questions below.
The Back Specialist questions
When you suffer from back pain, you want help as quick as possible. You want to be free of that back pain as fast as possible, no matter where you are. You want to feel relaxed and assured, happy that you have the tools to find the best back specialist there is. Your ideal back doctor.
You also need to know the right questions to ask them. The questions are like an interview with your specialist to make sure they are best for you. What you need to ask is:
Can I Have 5 Minutes Of Your Time?
If they say no they are too busy, then will they actually spend the time that is needed to make sure you heal optimally. Find someone else.
Do You Believe You Can Help Me?
Probably the most important question. If you outline your issues they should be able to tell you whether they can help or not. They should be confident but not over confident.
Who Else Is Just As Good To See?
This may sound a strange question, but it helps to find out their honesty and credibility. I may believe I am the best to see, but if you wish to see someone else, then there are others I know who are good.
If they say they are the best and no other will be as good. It may be true, but most likely they are ignorant to the fact there are other practitioners and modalities that are just as good.
If they say the above, find someone else.
When Can I Book In?
Simple enough question again. But if they say there is a waiting list, the will you be able to call when you have troubles and get in to see them. If not then find someone else.
My practice is very busy, but I leave spaces in the day for those precise situations. If you need help I want to be there. If nobody calls, then great I can have an early or longer lunch.
Is there another option?
Looking for help is great, you have decided to seek help from a back specialist. But can you aid their treatment?
If you learn to identify the causes of your back pain then you can. The causes are not how you sit, stand or lift. The causes are the distortion patterns that have allowed your back pain to occur.
Finding these patterns is easy and you can do this at home. Best of all you can use the same techniques to measure you progress. Pain is only one signal that you are out of balance.
If you can identify the distortion patterns, you can see them reduce as your progress.
What is the best approach to ease your back pain?
To get long lasting results you must both remove the symptoms and the cause. First you must identify which spinal imbalances are present, then attack the symptomatic processes. This can be achieved by using many techniques from ice/heat, Acupressure and anti-inflammatory measures. Then you must perform corrective techniques that target the spinal imbalances.
The principles of Spinal Balancing address the both the pain and the root cause of the condition that is responsible for your back pain. Through self assessments, your individual spinal imbalances can be identified, and a targeted corrective program can be developed for your specific needs.
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