What do you expect from your
Severna Park chiropractic care of back pain? That is a key question. Research
is reporting that it has a role in back pain treatment outcome be the
treatment surgical or conservative. Back And Neck Care Center aims
to hear your expectations of our Severna Park back
pain treatment and share what our treatment’s outcomes have been in practice and in
INFLUENTIAL EXPECTATIONS FOR BACK SURGERY OUTCOMES
A new research project studied
patient and surgeon expectations of back surgery. Patients expected complete
relief and improvement of their back pain after lumbar spine surgery. Surgeons
expected improvement that varied from a little to a lot dependant on the patient and his/her specific condition. Whose
expectations were met? The surgeons’
expectations. Two years after the back surgery, the outcomes
reported by patients met the surgeon’s expectations.
The researchers stressed that effective communication about expectations
may well advance better outcomes. (1) That’s
why Back And Neck Care Center devotes time to each Severna Park
back pain patient early on in care, making sure the source of pain and its treatment plan are well-described.
If not, ask us!
AN ACCEPTABLE SYMPTOM STATE
If a patient does not get
the relief he/she wanted from back surgery,
what is an “acceptable symptom state” for that back pain patient? What can he/she live with? For patients with chronic non-specific low back pain (with or
without active discopathy), 54% stated having an acceptable symptom
state at 1 month of care. Specifically, patient-reported acceptable symptoms involved
these: 47.5 for lumbar pain, 30.5 for radicular pain, 39.3 for
disability, 10.0 for anxiety, and 6.7 for depression. (2) Back And Neck Care Center knows no pain is the preferred state and is prepared to talk
with our Severna Park chiropractic patients their options and possible
DECIDING ON TREATMENT OPTIONS
whether to have back surgery is a big decision. Evidence-based medicine views
the patient as being the center of care. What is
the patient perspective of this care? How is the patient perspective considered in treatment planning and decision making
among available options? A recent paper indicated that the patient’s social, psychological, and other non-clinical
characteristics must be considered in planning care. (3)
One issue in the back-surgery decision that reportedly influences
the decision and the outcome expectation is opioid use. Lower dose and shorter-time-taking
opioid use patients expected more complete improvement opposed to non-users. They also had higher
expectations of positive outcome than higher-dose opioid patients. (4) For many patients, the prospect of work is goal of back pain treatment which is affirming
according to this new report on how back pain patient recovery
expectations sway clinical outcomes. A review of
60 studies reported that a patient’s recovery expectations are
probably strongly associated with future work participation. (5) Back And Neck Care Center uses
effective, nonsurgical care of back pain to meet patient expectations once the research on outcomes for other back pain
sufferers is described and absorbed. Severna Park chiropractic care keeps the back pain patient at its center.
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Anthony Galante on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he explained how Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment helped manage back pain for a patient who was adamant about not wanting back surgery.
Make your next Severna Park
chiropractic visit soon. Back And Neck Care Center wants to know your answer to the question of your
expectations for our treatment so that we can both be satisfied
with the outcome!