When you sustain an injury, or go through any type of health issue, it can be scary and bring up big questions: Is this something serious? Should I be worried? Will I need surgery? It almost feels like an identity crisis for some people. Many people panic, and look for the quick solution.
Try not to panic! Remember that every type of practitioner has a different set of tools, and it depends on whose chair you are sitting in. Often times, there are many treatments options, and you have time to figure out where to begin. In general, it works to start with less invasive therapies first, and if you're not seeing results, pursue other options.
We encourage everyone to advocate for themselves when it comes to their health. You have a voice when it comes to your care. Do not be afraid to seek more information or a second opinion. And trust your intuition...we often have a deep sense of what is right for our body.