Williamson Back Pain Patients Expect Results from Chiropractic Care

“I don’t want this pain to get any worse.”

“I want some pain relief.”

“I want pain relief.”

“I want this back pain to go away and never return.”

Back pain and neck pain patients tend to have varying goals for their pain. The goal of healthcare policy is mostly curative. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Apple Country Chiropractic knows otherwise. We all want relief and some hint of control over how and when back pain and neck pain develop and ease. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Apple Country Chiropractic’s chiropractic care examines a problem like back and neck pain and recognizes that often there is no “cure,” but there is “control.” Back pain and neck pain patients who have had a few bouts with either condition acknowledge this, too. They associate their healthcare goals with their experience: there is not always a cure, but there is often control to avert pain episodes and relieving care to get through the pain episodes as quickly as possible. Apple Country Chiropractic is the Williamson chiropractic place for back and neck pain patients. Apple Country Chiropractic is home of the Williamson back pain specialist.

PATIENT EXPECTATIONS: HOW THEY INFLUENCE AND HOW THEY’RE MET

Chiropractic back pain specialists know their back pain and neck pain sufferers well. A recent study of 1614 patients suffering with chronic low back pain (885) and chronic neck pain (729) reported their goals for chiropractic care of their conditions. About a third of them wished for the pain to disappear permanently and tended to have had pain for a briefer period of time and hold a stronger belief in medical cure; they sought a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients wished to prevent their pain from coming back and were more likely to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients wanted to keep their pain from getting worse. 31% of back pain and 41% of neck pain patients wanted temporary relief of their pain. These last two sets of patients were more likely to have experienced pain for a longer period of time. Which group do you fall into? Like most humans, there is a discrepancy from person to person depending on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers really should understand. (1) Such patient expectations are documented to predict short-term outcomes of chiropractic care for low back pain. Another study detailed that patients with a high expectation of improvement were 58% more apt to report an improvement at the fourth visit. (2) Certainly, having an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers working together can boost low back pain patients’ chances of relief. (3) Today, the patient is the focus for healthcare providers. Patient-centered care relies on patient-reported outcomes to tell the story. The patient’s perspective must always be considered. And as for non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is essential. (4) At Apple Country Chiropractic the Williamson back pain patient is at the center of all we do.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ed Hutter on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson in which he shares his history of being a back pain patient wanting pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eased his pain.

Schedule your Williamson chiropractic visit with your Williamson back pain specialist today. Bring your expectations of care. We’ll make a treatment plan together to meet them.

 
Apple Country Chiropractic considers patients’ expectations of the care they seek for their back pain and neck pain and seeks to meet them. 
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