Almost everyone has experienced back pain at some point in their lives. Aching, sore backs are one of the few conditions that are so universal that it is difficult to find a single person that has not experienced it if even in a minor way. There is a difference between back pain that just lasts a very short time, a day or two and low back pain that doesn’t go away for weeks or months. Back paint that doesn’t respond to conservative treatment like rest or NSAID medication within a few days is something that needs to be evaluated by a professional that specializes in the field of treating low back pain. Experience and training are the two most important things to consider when choosing who should evaluate your back pain.
An inexperienced provider may not diagnose your condition correctly and may end up actually worsening your pain. If the diagnosis is correct, it is also possible that without proper training, a rehabilitation program designed to correct the painful lower back symptoms may instead just be a waste of time or again, may in fact worsen the pain that it is intended to correct.
When you consider the amount of time and money that will be invested in a treatment program at any facility, you owe it to yourself to get the best. This does not always mean that you need to go see someone who is a university professor who lectures on back pain treatment and what is the “textbook” correct method of treating the lower back.
Experience and wisdom go hand in hand. If you were to pick the most experienced and wisest provider, you would want someone who has treated at least several thousand people who have the same or similar conditions to yours and who has done this successfully for these patients. Credentials are also important and you would want to pick a person who has excellent credentials, a license and who is someone that is above the ordinary, run of the mill, average provider and who is a leader in this field of back pain treatment.
At our office, our clinical director, Dr. Johnsen, has 18 years of experience in treating people with lower back pain. He has excellent credentials and is one of the few doctors in the area who has specialized in the field of rehabilitation of neck and back pain. He has completed hundreds of hours of coursework in back pain treatment and rehabilitation in addition to being the author of two books on rehabilitation and treatment of injuries. He has also treated over 4000 patients, most of whom have had lower back pain as well as other types of pain.
Our facility is equipped with the latest diagnostic and rehabilitation equipment, including on-site x-rays as well as advanced machines such as our Aqua-massage. Not only is our facility well equipped for treatment and staffed with excellent, professional and highly experienced and credentialed providers, but we also handle all the insurance and billing tasks for you, so you don’t have to deal with difficult and demanding insurance companies – we will do it for you.
Call us at (413) 737-7787 to set up your appointment. We offer a no-cost pain severity evaluation that will allow you to get to know us before we get to know you and we are sure that you will want to experience the difference that our experience can make for you. Call us now and we will help you to resolve any pain that you might have in the fastest and most complete way that we can and we will also do it in an easy and fun way that will make you want to stop in again and again because you liked the experience so much!
We promise to never pressure you to do something that you don’t want to do and we will also make sure not to take up your valuable time. Call us right now at (413) 737-7787 and get started on your path to relief from low back pain.