Williamson Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That’s a challenging view to bear when you are hurting. On the other hand, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is welcome. Apple Country Chiropractic treats many Williamson back pain and Williamson neck pain patients who deal with chronic pain. Luckily, spine pain patients who opt for chiropractic care with realistic goals often find relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients go to doctors, they generally want a “fix”. They desire to be “cured” from their ailment 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 a way to control that pain by on-going chiropractic care become appreciative patients. Apple Country Chiropractic sees them daily. The healthcare “curative” model may not change 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, fewer than 1/3rd of them had a goal of a permanent end to their pain. These patients experienced pain for a shorter time and sought a medical cure. The rest of the patients sought on-going care to prevent the pain from coming back, prevent it from getting worse, and get temporary relief of their pain. These patients had lower pain levels for longer periods of time. (1) Patients’ hopes influence their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It’s no secret that low back pain is a costly healthcare challenge with regards to 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 chiropractic appointment. Your Williamson 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) Apple Country Chiropractic 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 from the beginning. Many Williamson back pain patients who come to Apple Country Chiropractic and have dealt with their pain for some time already are delighted at the prospect of 10% or 20% or 50% or more. They just want some semblance of their pre-pain life back even if it’s walking to the mailbox or going to the grocery store. Cox® Technic aims for 50% relief of pain within 30 days of care with patient cooperation on appointments and at-home recommendations 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 is not attained will be arranged. Our patients can rely on Apple Country Chiropractic to take care of them.

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

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 Williamson 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’s nice to have some control of the pain that’s controlled you for too long.

 
Apple Country Chiropractic helps patients establish realistic goals and find some control of their back pain and neck pain so it doesn’t necessarily control them.  
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