Back pain is not rare. In fact, it’s so common these days that it’s unusual to hear about someone who’s never had a back ailment or injury. With more than 80 percent of people experiencing back pain at one time or another, it’s more important than ever to know where to go and what to do when it hits you. That’s why the DISC Spine Institute is the answer for so many people. Here are a few reasons why.
Depth of experience
Patients have numerous choices today when looking for help for their back pain. But that doesn’t make them equal. When seeking out the right place for back pain treatment, or for any type of medical treatment for that matter, experience is key. You want to make sure the doctors have the background and qualifications necessary when you’re putting your health in their hands—literally.
Taking a deeper look into the institute’s history and the doctors’ background and qualifications can help you rule out any that don’t match your expectations.
Skilled in the most recent treatments and technologies
Not all back doctors are the same. Some of them might concentrate on surgical procedures and look to get you right into the operating room without trying more conservative treatments first. This may or may not be because the doctors in that office are not skilled in or comfortable with minimally invasive surgical procedures.
Minimally invasive treatments for back pain embrace a conservative approach to treating patients with the least amount of invasion to their body. Treatments and procedures may ramp up to include epidural steroid injections and, for some patients, surgery, when needed. Minimally invasive surgical procedures also offer several advantages over traditional, open surgeries, from a shorter operation to less blood loss to a smaller incision, all of which helps patient heal quicker and with less pain. These minimally invasive treatments are the leading trend in back care today but are still represented by a small percentage of spine surgeons; only about 10 percent of today’s leading spine surgeons have amassed the experience and perfected their technical skills to perform procedures including Endoscopic Microdiscectomy, Direct Lateral Anterior Fusion (XLIF) , and Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF).
Do the back doctors you’re considering have testimonials on their website or that they can provide you, with quotes from patients outlining their experience? Patients and former patients of the DISC Spine Institute go out of their way to provide their “success story” because they are just so happy to feel better. Many of these individuals have been suffering with chronic back pain for years and have already been to multiple doctors and undergone multiple procedures; they can’t wait to share their joy once they finally get relief.
These inside looks into patients’ experiences and recovery may give you some of the most important intel, and, hopefully, they reinforce what you’ve learned elsewhere while researching doctors. When you’ve learned your specific condition and have been told what the recommended treatments are, keying in on those success stories that may share a situation similar to yours can help give you confidence and peace of mind that you’re choosing the right place to treat your back pain.
The DISC Spine Institute has expanded beyond just one location to better serve patients. This is key if you’re suffering with back pain because it limits the amount of time you have to be in the car on your way to and from appointments. While you probably won’t choose a disc and spine center solely based on their location or proximity, it certainly is an important part of the equation if it’s hard for you to sit in the car or you have limited time in your busy schedule and are trying to minimize the drive.
If you’re tired of suffering and want to explore treatments that could put an end to your back pain for good, contact DISC Spine Institute, leading DFW disc and spine center and experts in minimally invasive treatments, the most effective medical procedures to treat and eliminate chronic back pain. Treating back pain Texas is easier than ever, with minimally invasive treatments that mean short hospital stays, and shorter recoveries.