When folks experience a medical issue like chronic pain, they typically:
- Make a call to their family physician
- Make a specialized appointment based on a generalized referral or an online search
- Follow instructions
Along the way, there may be:
- Drugs prescribed
- Multiple specialist visits
- A surgery or two
All of which may or may not help with the underlying issue.
But the problem is with an issue as individualized as recurring pain, there is seldom a one-size-fits-all solution that works for all patients.
And yet, the same treatments are administered again and again. As a result, while short-term relief may occur along the way, chances are that you’ll spend unnecessary time, money, and sick days on procedures and treatments that don’t address the root issue.
So how do you escape this cycle of trial and error treatment? By taking the time to talk instead of listening and exploring your options.
Debilitating pain puts your life on hold. To get back on track, you need to find the source of the issue – and not just relief for the symptoms.
This is why you need to take the time to talk with an experienced specialist who understands your history, asks questions, and tries to find a solution on a deeper level.
Your initial consultation may take a little more time than a quick summary of your pain problem at the emergency room or doctor’s office, but there are significant benefits to having a lengthier conversation about your unique and personal chronic pain issues.
1. It’s More Effective
Whether it’s your lower back, neck, shoulders, knee, or hip, chronic pain can be caused by limitless factors.
As such, generalized procedures, treatments, and surgeries don’t always work for everyone, and you may find yourself hopping from one treatment to the next, trying to find a solution that effectively works.
But by digging deeper into the issue from the get-go, you have a significantly increased opportunity to feel better, without multiple tries at treatments.
2. It’s Safer
The opioid addiction in America is well documented, and an increasing number of habits start because of an effort to reduce chronic pain.
Also, unnecessary surgeries or treatments can cause unrelated problems. They can slow you down in new and unplanned ways.
Finding the right course of treatment from the start is a safer way to go, as it minimizes these risks.
3. In the Long Run, It Saves Time
You need to address your pain so you can get back to your life. And when you’re continually trying one treatment or another, you’re losing time at:
- Valuable time
Finding a personalized solution for your specific issue is faster in the long run, simply because it minimizes the time that your debilitating pain shuts you down, as well as time spent in varying doctors’ offices.
4. It Provides a Long-Term Solution, and Not a Quick Fix
Prescription drugs and other courses of treatment can provide a short-term solution, but what happens weeks, months, and even years from now?
When it comes to treatment, you need to address the cause and not the effects to find long term relief, and to improve your life now, and well into your future.
We Can Help
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Rich today so we can get to work uncovering this root cause of your pain.
Though the process entails a lengthier conversation, it’s this in-depth knowledge – and not general trial and error solutions – that will be the most effective for you in the long run.