We know, we know—we’re not exactly spoiling a big secret here. We hear it from our patients all the time.
And unfortunately, we’ve seen a lot of people walk into our office after months or even years of pain. Why did they wait so long? They were worried we were going to tell them they needed surgery.
(Unfortunately, that decision to delay treatment is often itself the reason that surgery does end up being necessary, when earlier intervention might have prevented the need for it.)