Patient education for spine can come in many forms. Whether a doctor, physiotherapist, osteopath or a chiropractor does the talking and interacting with the patient, models or props are often the best strategy to relay information about their problem.
Other resources include youtube videos, posters, and charts. Other patient education materials can come by way of pamphlets and education seminars.
Seasoned practitioners understand that each patient can be a little different and often is judged on a case-by-case basis. They use their experience to detect which patients and when to engage in patients education. Often, the doctor will encounter situations when time is of the essence in clinic that requires a certain pace to keep on schedule. Some doctors are good at being on time and others not so much. It is the goal for all spine practitioners to remain on time but this is difficult when the time for patient education is required.
At Dynamic Disc Designs we understand that both a patient’s time and a doctor’s time is valuable. We also understand that at the crux of this doctor-patient relationship is communication. Because patients often have more questions than time with their doctors, and because most of these questions are centered around pain generators and therapy, we believe having the most accurate spine model available for the doctor can help both parties.
A dynamic spine model to show :
- Dynamic disc bulge
- Disc herniation
- Facet inflammation
- Disc height loss
- Degenerative disc disease
- Nerve pinching
- Medial branch innervation
- Discogenic problems
- Annular fissures
All with a dynamic disc helps the patient understand which postures that are aggravating and also which postures that can help.
Using this kind of a model can quickly assist in doctor-patient communication–an essential part of any spine practice.