If you’ve been to several doctors/therapist/chiropractor, and you are still unsure if whatever they are doing is working. You’ve been to several treatments, and it’s not going anywhere, then today I want to help you find the best back pain therapist in your area. I know that so many of you are still seeing professionals to support you in your healing journey, so I thought I’d write a post about my experiencing with this.
I worked with many therapists since my back pain journey began back in 2011. It was very hard to find someone who really “got” it. I was so frustrated everytime I spent weeks seeing a therapist, then I’d get another flare-up, and I’m back to square one. I spent loads of money, and years of my life going from one clinic to the next.
The issue was that everytime I went to see a new therapist, I had to tell them the whole history of my chronic pain. And since I had many issues happening at once (piriformis syndrome, sciatica, herniated disc, inflammation in pelvic, arthritis pain), the session would take forever, they would get confused, and I could totally tell that they had no idea from where to begin.
So they would try few different things, I start making some progress, then the pain would either shift to the other hip or I’d get another flare-up…aaand back to square one. Usually this happens after many months doing the treatments. Sometimes it felt like I had a monthly subscription with all these clinics that I was stuck with, otherwise I would live with the constant pain. I was at their mercy.
So, I finally found this great online tool, ratemds. It was a simple online tool that gives you a list of all the doctors, and therapists in your city/region. You get to not only filter them out based on reviews, but only find the ones that are very familiar with your condition, and had high success rates reversing that condition.
Why use RateMds to find the best back pain therapist?
I can’t tell you how much time this tool has saved me. I’ve used it for all kinds of things. I love that I can see the results the patients have received, and also other details that I wouldn’t have known about, unless I personally had to go.
If you are seeing many therapists now, and you are not happy with their work, or feel frustrated you can’t find the “right” one. Then I really hope you check this out. If you are working with someone and love the results you’re getting, you can still check it out if you ever need a doctor/therapist.
So I’ll let you watch the video, and then I’ll share with you more information on how to qualify the best therapists, and doctors after you fight few that you are interested in.
How to qualify your back pain therapist/chiropractor
So, here is the list of questions you can ask your future therapist or chiropractor after you’ve picked the ones that you are interested in. I personally contacted a very reputable chiropractor (John. Bergman) on how to qualify good therapists, and he provided me with the following questions. If they answer “yes” to 5 out of the 7 questions, then you are at a good chiropractor/therapist.
Don’t be shy to ask questions. You are paying for the treatments, and have the right to know if it’s worth the investment. You can also email them the question, or ask through a phone call to save yourself the trip, and know before hand if you’d like to give it a go. Here we go:
- Do you take x-rays? While some Doctors only take them because they can charge for them. It IS a good idea to take one (if you haven’t already) because that’s an accurate way to track progress.
- How do you track progress? (if they don’t take x-rays)
- Is your goal to restore normal function or only symptom relief? (Most Doctors: MD’s, DC’s, Physical therapists treat only symptoms and that is NOT Corrective care)
- Do you take post x-rays to document the structural changes made? (This is the only way to show correction)
- Are you familiar with repairing disc injuries? (this requires a high level of skill)
- Do you work with post spinal surgery patients? (this requires a high level of skill )
- Do you work with Pediatrics and the Elderly? (this requires very specific techniques)
I hope this post was helpful! Please leave me a comment if you’ve tried the website 🙂
I just wanted to quickly update you that I’m running a 5-day back pain challenge starting Monday, and I’d love for you to join us.
The challenge consists of 5 coaching videos to help you manage the pain, and build yourself a daily routine that sustain a pain-free state. We go deep into what triggers the spasm/pain, how to eat to fight inflammation, and lots of mindset work to get you ready to heal. You can check out more details about the challenge by clicking this link