We see many patients here at Back Pain Relief Center in Vineland who have been suffering with back, neck or shoulder pain for many months, sometimes years. They have searched for solutions to help with their pain and it’s incredible that they are still suffering. We fully believe though, with the right treatment, their pain levels can reduce and they are able to live good lives again.
The biggest hurdle I see in many people is their attitudes. I don’t mean that in a mean way, but many aim to be totally pain free. While that is a fine goal to have, sometimes you do have to be realistic and understand that it may not always be possible due to the type of condition. With degeneration for example, it’s unlikely you will ever be back to normal, but absolutely I do believe you can improve your lot. So dialing down expectations and coming to some kind of acceptance is key.
So while you may not get back to 100%, we still want to see any improvement, whether it be 10%, 20%, 50% or even more. That extra bit of relief could be the difference between a good night sleep or not. It may mean the ability to get out more or walk a little further. It may mean that certain levels of work or sport can be done again.
The second key to improvement is finding what works for you. We generally see two camps of people. Those who favor manipulations, physical therapy or even things like massage and acupuncture, and then those who favor medicines, pain killers, injections and so on. There are many different treatment options and doctors out there who can absolutely help and make a difference, but it could be that a blend of more than one treatment option will provide the best results for you.
So for example, if you are suffering with sciatica, you may have seen your primary who prescribed you with pain killers to help the pain until the condition backs down. That’s fine, but if you also saw a physical therapist or chiropractor at the same time as taking that medication, you may find the condition clears up quicker and maybe even cured. A blend of two or more treatments can certainly make a difference.
So you could even try things like yoga and stretching exercises along with taking medication, or chiropractic and massage or pain killing injections and physical therapy. This blend may be the difference between slight improvement and drastic improvement.
We are all different and it may take some time to find that magic blend for you. Here at Back Pain Relief Center in Vineland are geared to helping you find that blend if our treatment on its own isn’t helping. We refer people to other doctors often and work with them to get that optimal recovery treatment program happening.
If you are in pain, come in and see us. We will examine you, take any necessary X-rays, even send you out for MRI if needed so that we can fully understand what’s going on. And then we can work with you to determine the best course of action.
We’re walk in friendly, no appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, please contact me. You can do so by calling or even messaging on Facebook. I reply to everyone.
Dr Ray Marquez DC
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