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West Palm Beach Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That’s a tough view to accept when you are hurting. Then again, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is welcome. Chiropractic Care treats many West Palm Beach back pain and West Palm Beach neck pain patients who suffer with chronic pain. Fortunately, spine pain patients who decide on chiropractic care with realistic goals often obtain relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients visit doctors, they generally seek a “fix”. They desire to be “cured” from their illness be it a cold or a headache or an infection even their back pain or neck pain. Researchers explained that medicine and healthcare primarily 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 come to the realization that their condition is theirs for life and that there is a way to control that pain via on-going chiropractic care turn into appreciative patients. Chiropractic Care sees them daily. The healthcare “curative” model may not transform 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, less than 1/3rd of them had a goal of a permanent resolution to their pain. These patients experienced 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 coming back, prevent it from getting worse, and get temporary relief of their pain. These patients had less pain intensity for longer periods of time. (1) Patients’ hopes impact their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It is no secret that low back pain is an expensive healthcare challenge considering finances as well as quality of life. Back pain sufferers who possess a high expectation of improvement experience a 58% greater chance of reporting improvement at the fourth visit to the chiropractor. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor recognizes the significance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes foretell short-term outcomes better than the intensity of the pain, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Chiropractic Care encourages expectations that will improve 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 West Palm Beach back pain patients who come to Chiropractic Care and have dealt with their pain for a while are thrilled with 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 making a trip to the grocery store. Cox® Technic seeks 50% relief of pain within 30 days 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 arranged. Our patients can rely on Chiropractic Care 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 West Palm Beach 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 has controlled you for too long.

 
Chiropractic Care 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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