Sunday, 29 April 2007

Questions to ask professionals etc about back pain relief methods.

It is very important when you are considering any treatments for your back pain/sciatica etc and especially the more invasive treatments and surgery to ask questions so you really understand what the treatment will do for you.

Here is a list of questions you may want to ask about general treatments.
  • Are there waiting lists for the treatment options? If so how long?
  • How many sessions of treatment will I need?
  • What do you hope to achieve with these will I know they are helping me?
  • Can you explain to me exactly which muscles/nerves etc are involved and how they affect me?
  • What exactly is the medication you are prescribing and what are the side effects of the medication you are prescribing?
  • Will the medication and any herbal remedies I am using affect each other?
  • (Take in a list of all prescribed and non prescribed medications/herbal/supplements etc you take)
  • What happens if this doesn't work?
  • Could I be worse off after the treatment?
  • What are the risks?
  • Will I need to do any maintenance? If so what?
  • How many appointments will I need? How frequently?
  • What exactly will this treatment do for me?
  • How much will it all cost?
  • Do I need an MRI / CAT scan/X Ray or any other tests?
  • Is there a waiting list?
  • What is the difference between these ?
  • What will these be able to tell you about my condition?
  • Is there a money back guarentee if the treatment does not work?
  • Is there anything I should/must avoid doing?
I will post more about questions to ask if considering surgery soon.

This is far from a definitive list. If you have found any questions important to ask feel free to share and post them :} If you liked this post do consider joining our Facebook Page Sciatica Solutions.

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