We take pride in educating all of our patients.
Or should we say, re-educating our patients?!
So many patients come to us thinking that they’re broken or doomed. They may be afraid of certain movements or exercises. They may think that deadlifting is bad for their spines or that squatting is bad for their knees. They may think that their disc herniation/back injury from 1, 5, or 10+ years ago is still a problem. They may be afraid of incidental findings on x-ray or MRI. The list goes on…
Unfortunately, a lot of the above statements are told to patients by people we look to for advice (MDs, PTs, Chiropractors, etc). Be more skeptical in believing what you’re told. If something doesn’t sound right, don’t just take their advice. Get a second opinion. Do your research.
Find another practitioner who will take the time to educate you on what’s going on.
Because guess what? You’re not broken. You may currently have something going on, but with the proper education and treatment, you will overcome it.
Our bodies are badass! Give your body what it needs and it will heal.
Also, guess what? OUR DISCS HEAL!
We spend a lot of time educating patients on this one. And that’s beyond the purpose of this post. But don’t be afraid of doing something because of a past injury you may have had.