Worse Chronic back pain
Mistake: You’re trying to tough it out :One in four Chronic back pain sufferers waits at least 6 months before looking a doctor, typically because of downplaying pain or thinking it’ll pass on its own, according to the American Pain Society. And many sufferers self-treat with OTC painkillers.
Mistake: You’ve seen more than one specialist
In our fragmented health care system, with a specialist for every ailment, it’s easy to jump from one doctor to the next. But doctor hopping, experts say, can waste time and money, lead to excessive MRIs and other diagnostic tests, and delay treatment.