Severna Park Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That’s a challenging notion to bear when you are hurting. On the other hand, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is welcome. Back And Neck Care Center treats many Severna Park back pain and Severna Park neck pain patients who deal with chronic pain. Fortunately, spine pain patients who choose chiropractic care with realistic goals often obtain relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients visit doctors, they usually want a “fix”. They want to be “cured” from their illness be it a cold or a headache or an infection even their back pain or neck pain. Researchers explained that medicine and healthcare mostly follow the “curative” model of care. For some conditions, management or control of the condition becomes the goal of care. Back and neck pain patients who realize that their condition is theirs for life and that there is help for containing that pain by on-going chiropractic care turn into appreciative patients. Back And Neck Care Center sees them daily. The healthcare “curative” model may not transform any time soon, but the patients’ healthcare services do. Recently, researchers studied back pain patients seeking care from chiropractors. Of 1614 chronic back and neck pain patients, less than one third of them had a goal of a permanent end to their pain. These patients had pain for a shorter time and believed in a medical cure. The rest of the patients sought on-going care to avert the pain from coming back, prevent it from getting worse, and attain temporary relief of their pain. These patients had less pain intensity for longer periods of time. (1) Patients’ hopes affect their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It’s no secret that low back pain is a costly healthcare challenge considering finances and quality of life. Back pain sufferers who hold a high expectation of improvement enjoy a 58% greater chance of reporting improvement at the fourth visit to the chiropractor. Your Severna Park chiropractor recognizes the importance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. They predict short-term outcomes better than pain intensity, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Back And Neck Care Center encourages expectations that will enhance patients’ quality of life.

50% RELIEF

50% relief is a quality of life improvement! The 50% Rule with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management puts forth realistic expectations to spine pain sufferers at the start of care. Many Severna Park back pain patients who come to Back And Neck Care Center and have struggled with their pain for a while are thrilled with the prospect of 10% or 20% or 50% or more. They just want some semblance of their pre-pain life back even if it is walking to the mailbox or going to the grocery store. Cox® Technic seeks 50% relief of pain within a month of care with patient cooperation on appointments and at-home suggestions of exercise and/or nutrition. The 50% Rule also ensures both the back pain sufferer and the physician that the “next thing” to do if relief isn’t attained will be arranged. Our patients can rely on Back And Neck Care Center to take care of them.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Scott Spengel on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about helping a patient with Cox® Technic for relief of her back pain with a reasonable cost on a reasonable timeframe to meet her expectations of pain reduction.

Schedule a Severna Park chiropractic visit soon for some control of your back pain and improved quality of life whether it’s 10% or 25% or 50% or more. It is nice to have some control of the pain that has controlled you for too long.

 
Back And Neck Care Center helps patients set realistic goals and find some control of their back pain and neck pain so it doesn’t necessarily control them.  
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