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St. Francisville Back Pain Patients Expect Results from Chiropractic Care

“I don’t want this pain to worsen.”

“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 assorted goals for their pain. The goal of healthcare policy is mostly curative. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville knows otherwise. We all want relief and some semblance of control over how and when back pain and neck pain arise and go away. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville’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 experienced 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 fast as possible. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is the St. Francisville chiropractic home for back and neck pain patients. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is home of the St. Francisville 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 newly released study of 1614 patients experiencing chronic low back pain (885) and chronic neck pain (729) revealed their goals for chiropractic care of their conditions. About a third of them wished for the pain to end permanently and tended to have experienced pain for a shorter time and hold a stronger belief in medical cure; they wanted a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients wanted to stop their pain from coming back and tended to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients wished to prevent their pain from getting worse. 31% of back pain and 41% of neck pain patients sought temporary relief of their pain. These last two groups of patients tended to have experienced pain for a longer period of time. Which group do you fall into? Like most humans, there is a difference from person to person contingent on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers need to understand. (1) Such patient expectations are written to predict short-term outcomes of chiropractic care for low back pain. Another study documented that patients with a high expectation of improvement were 58% more likely to report an improvement at the fourth appointment. (2) Surely, having an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers working together can boost low back pain patients’ likelihoods of relief. (3) Today, the patient is the center of healthcare. 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 Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville the St. Francisville back pain patient is at the center of everything 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 story of being a back pain patient desiring pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped him.

Schedule your St. Francisville chiropractic visit with your St. Francisville back pain specialist today. Bring your expectations of care. We will make a treatment plan together to meet them.

 
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville considers patients’ expectations of the care they seek for their back pain and neck pain and seeks to meet them. 
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