Functional Health: The Dangers of Self-Diagnosis and Treatment

Ever heard the phrase “The man who represents himself has a fool for a client?”

While that old adage is applied to the legal profession, the same can be said about patients who attempt to diagnose and treat their own illnesses and injuries. Especially when their symptoms indicate they’re dealing with something that could be serious.

The internet has made it easy for us to research our own health issues and become educated patients (which, mind you, is a very good thing), but it has also made it easy to misdiagnose and inaccurately treat those medical conditions.

That may not be dangerous with a common cold, but you could be doing your body irreparable harm by not consulting a specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. By researching and treating on your own, you’re wasting valuable time and resources.

The delay in obtaining medical treatment could make a small problem much, much worse. Once that window for early treatment is gone, you can never get it back.  Treating on your own is an excellent example of being penny wise and pound foolish.

You Need to Seek Professional Care!

You may save a little money up front, but it’s going to cost you more in the long run when your health care provider has to play catch up and try to fix the harm done by delaying proper treatment.

Early treatment provided by a specialist familiar with your health condition will make it much easier for your body to repair itself and lessen your chance of developing further complications.

Before you try to diagnose and treat yourself, we hope you’ll consider the potential harm you could doing to your body.  And make the right choice – seek professional diagnosis and treatment.  Time is of the essence in repairing and protection your nerves.

Please take care and you can always call us at 781-659-7989 for information about our treatment centers and if you’d like to schedule and appointment!

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