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Low Back Pain? Getting the right diagnosis is important

Posted: November 24, 2014
By: Dr Ruminder Birk

Health Update: Low Back Pain

 

Many of us suffer from low back pain and do nothing about it. We wait and hope the pain goes away and thus avoid seeing a doctor altogether. It’s no wonder that patients take this approach because we succumb to the advertisements that promise us instant relief from low back pain. Those advertisements convey the message that we need not find out what’s causing the pain as far as we keep on repressing the pain aches with pills. Thus, going to a doctor and getting the diagnosis right is of no importance when you can get instant relief from drugs.

With any health condition, getting the diagnosis right is pivotal in preventing further damage. Pain is our body’s way of telling us there is something wrong. It is merely a symptom.

Another approach that patients often take for low back pain is taking rest for a couple of days and hoping the pain will go away magically; this approach may help in short term. If the pain returns it’s your body’s way of seeking attention to the bigger underlying problem. The condition can worsen because you are not getting the care you need. To prevent the developments of problems overtime, getting the right diagnosis will allow the doctor to set the right course of action.

In chiropractic we do not make a diagnosis by asking you for your symptoms and righting a prescription to help alleviate the pain. Our approach is different and we determine the cause of your pain through comprehensive tests. We perform first mechanical tests to see the movement of your spine followed by x-ray imaging to see the alignment of the individual bones within the vertebral column.

Please remember getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step towards improving the quality of life. A consultation with a chiropractor who is willing to give you the time and attention you deserve to make an accurate diagnosis is all you need.

Atlantis Chiropractic and Wellness offers a free consultation at no charge. You can call 905-264-9355 to schedule your appointment.