Why One Appointment With A Spine Specialist Can Make All The Difference

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 14, 2020

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Back pain is one of the most common conditions that the average person has to deal with as they get older, and many people incorrectly believe that it is just a normal part of getting older. As we discussed in a previous blog, back pain is never normal and it’s not something you should just get used to dealing with. But how can you effectively treat this annoying and sometimes debilitating back pain? Below, we explain how an appointment with a spine specialist can make all the difference and greatly improve your quality of life.

Meet With A Spine Expert

When it comes to fixing their back pain, many people do one of two things. Either they do nothing and hope it goes away on its own, or they do some passive treatment options like resting or searching for easy answers online. Neither of these actions will help you find long term solutions, but meeting with a spine specialist can. Here’s why:

  1. Know What You’re Dealing With – The spine is a complex system, and unfortunately many conditions have similar symptoms. What you think is a problem caused by a pinched nerve could actually be caused by spinal disc degeneration. And if you don’t know exactly what you’re dealing with, treatment can oftentimes be ineffective. A specialist can provide you with an exact diagnosis, which in turn helps with the next point.
  2. Targeted, Effective Treatment – General practitioners have a wide breadth of knowledge about a number of different conditions, but they may not be the best equipped to deal with highly specific spinal problems. They can provide some simple treatment options, but they often aren’t as effective as targeted solutions offered by a specialist who has treated this exact condition in the past. A specialist can make all the difference in the effectiveness of your treatment plan.
  3. Accounting For Obstacles – A specialist is also better equipped to account for potential obstacles to effective treatment. For example, they may have a better idea of some of the pitfalls of physical therapy or the risks associated with a surgical operation. Knowing the potential obstacles and accounting for them can make sure your rehabilitation stays on track.
  4. All In One – Instead of going to a general practitioner for an assessment only to be referred to a specialist for a surgical consult, you can get everything in one if you just seek out a specialist out of the gates. Dr. Sinicropi can handle your spine issue from start to finish. From the initial diagnosis to the development of a care plan and the completion of a surgical operation if necessary, it’s more convenient if the same doctor is handling all aspects of your case.
  5. You Deserve The Best – A specialist is best equipped to address your back pain, and when it comes to your health, you truly do deserve the best. We only get one spine, so even if we’ve abused it over the years, it’s never too late to do right by your spine and seek the best form of treatment. When it comes to your health, don’t skimp out or cut corners. You deserve the best, and a specialist can help provide that level of care.

Oftentimes simple tweaks and treatments are all that’s needed to provide a major increase in your physical ability and quality of life, so do right by yourself and set up an appointment with a spinal specialist if you’re dealing with regular back pain. For more information, or to learn more about setting up that first appointment, reach out to Dr. Sinicropi’s office today.

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