Helping Patients Feel Less Anxious about Spine Diseases and Disorders
If you specialize in the treatment of spine-related conditions, you know that the phrase “ spine diseases and disorders ” can refer to a myriad of different things from lower back pain to much more serious issues such as tumors or deformities.
Depending on your specialty, you probably encounter some problems more than others. A chiropractor or physiotherapist, for example, is more likely to deal with issues that can be addressed by non-invasive procedures while spine surgeons are sometimes confronted with diseases and disorders that are much harder to address and may need to be handled through surgery and other more invasive options. Nonetheless, a problem with the spine can be very frightening AND very painful, so patients are usually looking for pain relief as well as an understanding of what’s gone wrong in that portion of their body.
Spine diseases and disorders that may occur include:
- Degenerative back conditions
- Degenerative neck conditions
- Chronic back pain
- Spinal deformities or malformations
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal tumors
Chances are, as a spine specialist, you’ve studied all these diseases and disorders…and more. If you’ve been practicing for a while, you know the particulars of each, including symptoms and how they affect the patient’s body. You have a pretty good idea of what to do to address each, how much time it will take to treat the disease or disorder properly, and the recovery time needed for the patient to start feeling healthy again.
But, even if they’ve done an internet search, your patient probably doesn’t have the information they should have about the spine disease or disorder with which they’ve been diagnosed. In these days of “Dr. Google”, it’s up to you to dispense the correct information to these individuals and to ease their anxieties about their problem, even if it is a serious one.
The ideal way to educate patients is with an accurate tool that demonstrates for them the complicated workings of the spine in a way that’s easy to understand. That’s why the lumbar and cervical models made by Dynamic Disc Designs (DDD) were created. Manufactured by a chiropractic who felt that all the spine models on the market well falling short of his needs, these models are fully dynamic and 3-dimenstional, with moving parts that look very much like the real thing.
DDD’s models are ideal for demonstrating the issues associated with any spine disease and can also be used to explain surgeries and treatments as well as what will happen to the spine once the treatment is complete. Certainly, knowing what’s occurring in their body helps patients to release some of the anxiety that goes hand-in-hand with medical treatment and these models provide a wonderful visual picture of each problem.
Choose from more than two dozen cervical and lumbar models from Dynamic Disc Designs’ large catalog of options. Customers can also purchase a bundle, which includes some of the company’s most popular models packaged together and offered at an affordable price.
“I am very pleased with the 2 models I have purchased from Dynamic Disc Designs. They seem to be very well made & are very helpful in demonstrating the three- dimensional structure of the spine, including the disc mechanics. I don’t know of any other models that are as good.”
– Ken Julian, physiotherapist, New Brunswick, Canada.
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