Choosing the Right Doctor and Hospital is Critical
When suffering from neck and/or back pain, it’s commonplace to visit the first doctor who has time in their schedule. And while that makes sense, to a certain degree, choosing the right doctor and hospital (if you require surgery) is critical to your health.
If you make the mistake of visiting just anyone, you could end up being misdiagnosed. As a result, you spend a lot of time and money chasing after treatment that you don’t need.
Recently, we consulted with a patient who had been suffering from neck and back pain for many years. He spent year after year in the VA system, trying to find a solution to his problem.
Here’s what he had to say:
Dr. Sharma and his staff literally saved my life and accepted me at 4 AM in the morning from the Veterans Hospital in Washington DC. I was dealing with a life threating medical condition which the Veterans Hospital could not treat and tried to send me to several hospitals in the Veterans Administration ran hospitals who would not accept me and could not treat me. Sincerely,
In the case of this patient, late was better than never. We were able to accurately diagnose his condition, provide a treatment plan, and get him back on his feet (pain free).
So, the next time you find yourself choosing a doctor or hospital, consider all your options to ensure that you make a sound decision.
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.