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West Palm Beach Back Pain Patients Expect Results from Chiropractic Care

“I don’t want this pain to get 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 have a tendency to have varying goals for their pain. The goal of healthcare policy is mostly curative. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Chiropractic Care knows otherwise. We all want relief and some semblance of control over how and when back pain and neck pain appear and disappear. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Chiropractic Care’s chiropractic care looks at 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 gone through a few episodes with either condition realize 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 bouts as fast as possible. Chiropractic Care is the West Palm Beach chiropractic place for back and neck pain patients. Chiropractic Care is home of the West Palm Beach back pain specialist.

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

Chiropractic back pain specialists know their back pain and neck pain patients well. A newly released study of 1614 patients suffering with chronic low back pain (885) and chronic neck pain (729) revealed their goals for chiropractic care of their conditions. About a third of them wanted the pain to end permanently and tended to have experienced pain for a shorter time and hold a stronger belief in medical cure; they sought a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients sought to prevent their pain from returning and were more likely to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients wanted to stop their pain from getting worse. 31% of back pain and 41% of neck pain patients sought temporary relief of their pain. These last two sets of patients tended to have had pain for a longer period of time. Which group do you fall into? Like most humans, there is a difference from person to person depending on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers really should understand. (1) Such patient expectations are reported 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 apt to report an improvement at the fourth visit. (2) Surely, having healthcare providers of various professions working together can raise 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 taken into account. And when it comes to non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is key. (4) At Chiropractic Care the West Palm Beach 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 history of being a back pain patient desiring pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped him.

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

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