How to Tackle Treatment Anxiety – Part 1

At the Spine Institute of North America, we can’t say how many times we’ve heard people express nerves when it comes to being treated for their back pain. We understand. Whether you’re going to the dentist, the physical therapist, or heading in for surgery, putting your body into someone else’s care is nerve-wracking. However, thousands of people do it every day and walk out the other side so much the better.

If you think your back issue isn’t bad enough to merit treatment, chances are good you’re wrong. Any bodily problem is serious. However, back problems beat many other issues on the serious list. Your back participates in everything you do, whether you’re sleeping, sitting, eating, or visiting a friend. When it has problems, it can saturate every moment of your life with pain, and, depending on the issue, mere pain might be the best-case scenario. A sore wrist or earache won’t cause paralysis, but back problems can. Because your spine contains your spinal cord and basically facilitates communication between your brain and the rest of your body, anything you can do to keep your spine healthy is well worth it, even if it makes you nervous.

Part of what sets the team at SINA apart is our compassion. We understand the misery of back pain and how facing treatment can make everything more stressful. That is why we want to take some time to discuss some things you can do to breathe easier while you take steps toward wellness. Read on!

Effective Ways to Lower Stress About Receiving Treatment

Educate yourself.

A large part of what causes people anxiety is not knowing exactly how things will happen or turn out during treatment. While the last thing that some people want to do is learn exactly what type of incision or injection will be part of their treatment, eliminating as much of the unknown as possible is worth it. The SINA team will do everything we can to answer all of your questions and provide complete, clear information. At the end of the day, it’s important to understand how the treatment will make your life better. Benefits are a good way to fight off nerves.


Tackle pre-treatment directions.

Our treatments are minimally-invasive, which means recovery times are short and risk is very low. However, we’ll ensure you know exactly what to do to be completely prepared. Don’t let preparations wait until the last minute if you can help it. Knowing everything is in order will help you breathe easier, and it’s never too early for that!

Bring in family and friends.

If you’re anxious, being alone in your anxiety is a bad idea. Instead, get support from those who care for you. The one exception here is if you have a friend or family member who always tells horror stories about procedures. Go to other people who you know will reassure you.

Let Us Help

The team at SINA does what we do because we are passionate about helping people, especially those who believe there aren’t any solutions to their pain. Let us ease your anxiety when you contact us for back pain treatment in New Jersey!

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