A congruent patient is a patient well on the way back to an improved QUALITY OF LIFE!
Once a patient goes through Back School, he or she is a congruent patient. A patient who not only knows the cause of pain but also understands it. The patient leaves knowing that
THERE IS NO CURE FOR BACK PAIN, BUT THERE IS CONTROL.
The doctor brings his/her knowledge and skill to the case. The patient comes to his/her appointments, does exercises, takes recommended supplements and avoids irritating motions. The family members empathize and can support the patient as he/she hurts and slowly returns to activities of daily living.
Back School gives INFORMATION, STRATEGY FOR HEALING, and HOPE.