Are You Making These Mistakes When Treating Your Back Pain?

Have you “tried everything” yet still suffer with debilitating pain? Tried physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage, cortisone injections or medications and nothing works? You’re not alone. The number of treatments available for back pain can be overwhelming. How can you know which one is right for you? To be able to understand the confusing and conflicting maze of information both online and in the doctor’s office, start by reading this article.

1. You Don’t Know the Cause of Your Pain

Perhaps you’ve been told you have problems with yours discs, arthritis, spinal stenosis, sciatica or neuropathy. Unless you’re a doctor, those terms aren’t going to tell you what you need to know. It’s crucial to have your condition directly analyzed to determine exactly why you’re in pain. What really caused this to happen? Is the problem degenerative, or was it the result of an injury? Until you get to the root of the problem (the cause of the pain), your attempts at treating it will be hit and miss at best.

2. You’re Only Treating One Aspect of Your Pain

Trying treatments that only address one component of your pain will not solve the problem long-term. Certain treatments only address muscles, while some offer only temporarily pain relief. In many cases, the culprit of the pain is missed entirely. For example, your lower back pain may be caused by a spinal issue—yet if you don’t know that, you’ll continue to treat only the muscular component and the pain will be recurring. No doctor can provide the best treatment for you without knowing the true cause of the pain.

3. You Haven’t Had a Full Evaluation of Your Condition

Failure to have a comprehensive evaluation that not only isolates the cause of your pain, but assesses how it affects your quality of life, will leave you uninformed and unprepared to choose a treatment. I can’t believe how many people come to see me at my clinic, Vancouver Spine & Disc Centre, and say that they’ve never even been thoroughly examined, let alone told what their problem is. As a result, they continue to suffer needlessly day after day, while some suffer for many years.

It’s for these reasons that my primary focus is to discover the cause of patients’ pain. While determining if a patient would be a candidate for our clinic’s specialized, non-surgical L.A.S.R. (Laser Assisted Spinal Rehydration) Protocols, I always perform a thorough examination. This includes viewing past x-rays, MRI and CTScan reports and physically examining the patient. Even if my treatment isn’t ultimately suitable for them, they leave my office knowing the cause of their pain and can use that to make an informed decision about their future health.

If you’re tired of suffering from pain, and want to book your consultation today, call Dr. Peter Ting’s office, the Vancouver Spine & Disc Centre, at 604.689.HEAL

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