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St. Francisville Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That’s a difficult notion to accept when you are hurting. Then again, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is welcome. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville treats many St. Francisville back pain and St. Francisville 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 prefer 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 wrote that medicine and healthcare mostly follow the “curative” model of care. For some conditions, management or control of the condition develops into 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 via on-going chiropractic care evolve into appreciative patients. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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 resolution 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 returning, prevent it from getting worse, and attain temporary relief of their pain. These patients had lower pain levels for a longer time. (1) Patients’ hopes impact their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It’s no secret that low back pain is an expensive healthcare challenge considering finances as well as quality of life. Back pain sufferers who hold a high expectation of improvement have a 58% higher chance of reporting improvement at the fourth chiropractic appointment. Your St. Francisville chiropractor recognizes the significance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. They foretell short-term outcomes more effectively than pain intensity, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville shares 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 relays realistic expectations to spine pain sufferers from the beginning. Many St. Francisville back pain patients who come to Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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 desire 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 visits 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 managed. Our patients can rely on Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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 St. Francisville 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’s controlled you for too long.

 
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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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