When you experience back pain, you might do a number of things to find pain relief. We may do some things right, and some things wrong that may futher exacerbate the pain. Our friends at the site Lose The Back Pain has found a number of common mistakes we do when we get into those painful situations. Check out what they found …
In working with tens of thousands of clients over the years, we here at the Healthy Back Institute have found that there are a number of common mistakes people make in trying to find relief from back pain.
I would like you to read all about 7 mistakes that I have identified and consider which of these mistakes you are making and how they relate to you and the way you have been treating your back pain.
Here are the top seven:
Mistake #1: Continuing to do what doesn’t work
Why would anyone keep going to a health care professional for months and months without seeing any improvement? Beats me. But before coming to us, one of our clients actually went through 70 treatments with a chiropractor – and got no relief at all.
Our advisory panel suggests that you don’t go beyond a three-month period without improvement before considering making a change. It’s not the number of treatments as much as it is the need to be seeing steady gains.
At the very least, you should insist on getting a monthly evaluation of your progress. You need to be clear that there is a plan of care, and that a proper diagnosis has been made.”
In summary, here are the 7 common mistakes we do to relieve our back pain:
- Continuing to do what doesn’t work
- Not dealing with pain the first time
- Thinking you’re too fit to have back pain
- Treating only the symptoms
- Not understanding that back pain is a process
- The “I’ve Tried Everything” Syndrome
- Not taking control
There’s definitely a few of them that hits home with me. Can you relate to any of them when you experienced back pain?