Consider All Your Medical Options Before Making a Decision
When dealing with back or neck pain, it’s easy to focus on one type of treatment and hope for the best. Rather than take this approach, you should consider all your medical options before making a final decision.
We recently consulted with a patient who was suffering from back pain for several years. He was referred to us by his primary care doctor, all with hopes that we’d be able to finally find a cure.
During our first meeting, we discussed his past treatment strategies as well as what was available to him moving forward. Most importantly, we made sure he played a big part in the decision making process.
Soon enough, we decided to proceed with minimally invasive surgery, which was successful in treating his spinal instability once and for all. At our first follow up, he noted that his pain was gone and he’s more functional than he has been for the past few years.
If you neglect to consider all your medical options before making a decision on treatment, it’s possible you could head down the wrong path. This will cost you time, while also forcing you to continue to live with the pain and discomfort.
Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.