Helping a patient get better is about more than treating the patient in the office. A key part of a patient’s care is EDUCATION.
Educating a patient means more than just reviewing test results and explaining what will happen in the office during the patient’s care. Educating a patient does include those things, but also includes educating the patient about the following:
- How nutritional choices impact the patient’s overall health and this specific condition;
- How the patient’s particular exercise, work and lifestyle choices can help or hinder recovery;
- How the body reacts to the patient’s particular conditions, and WHY the body does so;
- How to use other available options to control pain and speed recovery;
- What to do to keep the condition from happening again;
- Why a chronic problem is still a problem; how to manage it, and keep it from flaring up again;
- How to deal with physical challenges & the challenge of staying healthy while travelling, working, and living life in general;
- How the patient/doctor team contributes to wellness;
- What chiropractic is, how and why it works, and how to separate the myth from the reality.
Educating patients is one of the most rewarding and important parts of providing quality health care!
Alexander Chiropractic – Spring, Texas