The Importance of
an Accurate Diagnosis
It might seem obvious how important this is, but it can’t be overstated.
Improper diagnosis is one of the causes of failed low back surgery syndrome. It’s tempting to blame all of your pain on something you see on an x-ray, or MRI, and as import and x-ray must be correlated with a comprehensive examination to be as sure as possible that your symptoms, the examination, and MRI all correlate and make sense. This is how to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.
I can tell you from 30 years of experience:
Take, for example, the 37 y.o female I recently treated. After an auto accident several years ago, she told by 4 different surgeons that she needed surgery for a disc herniation in her low back. She was in terrible pain, but was terrified of surgery. So, she went on with her suffering.
She came to me convinced that her disc was the culprit. But, she had multiple neurological findings that DID NOT match her MRI. When I told her this, she really didn’t believe me at first. However, she agreed to allow me to treat what I found.
I treated her for 5 minutes, utilizing a functional neurological orthopedic rehabilitation approach, and she stood up and told me she had zero pain for the first time in 3 years!
I know I’m good, but I don’t fix disc herniations that fast! Clearly, her previous doctors relied on her MRI for a diagnosis, but didn’t care to correlate the findings of her examination (if they did one) to her MRI. Had she had surgery for her supposed “disc” condition, the results could have been catastrophic for her.
It’s time for you to get
An accurate diagnosis!
Do any of the following sound familiar?
You have trouble performing your daily activities like:
Walking or sitting for long periods
Getting into a car
Holding a child in your arms
We’ve been diagnosing and helping patients with this kind of pain for over 30 years - it’s what we do all the time.
You’ve been diagnosed with any of the following chronic /acute spine conditions:
Degenerative Disc disease
…and you’re still experiencing pain or discomfort, and have not gotten help.
Our non-surgical options to treat pain are long lasting and have been met with an 86% success rate.
You have had temporary or no success with conservative chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, yoga/stretching, prescription medications, or are suffering with failed back surgery syndrome.
You may be in the early stages of dealing with sciatic pain, or maybe you’ve been dealing with pain for many years, and nothing gives you lasting relief. Perhaps you’ve been told you need surgery, or are concerned that your only option left is surgery!
If any of the above are true for you, then something might be missing in your diagnosis.
If you can say YES to any of those statements, then it’s time for you to take then next step and reach out to us for your comprehensive consultation, orthopedic & neurological examination.
As a leader of non-surgical spinal decompression technology for the treatment of spine and disc related conditions, we have successfully diagnosed and treated thousands of patients and helped them achieve lasting relief. It all starts with the first step. Find out what’s at the root cause of your pain.