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Tonawanda 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. Healthcare policy often relates to cure. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation knows otherwise. We all want relief and some trace of control over how and when back pain and neck pain appear and disappear. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation’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 had a few bouts with either condition realize this, too. They align their healthcare goals with their experience: there isn’t always a cure, but there is often control to prevent pain episodes and relieving care to get through the pain bouts as fast as possible. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is the Tonawanda chiropractic home for back and neck pain patients. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is home of the Tonawanda 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 experiencing chronic low back pain (885) and chronic neck pain (729) reported their goals for chiropractic care of their conditions. About a third of them wanted the pain to end forever and tended to have suffered with pain for a briefer period of time and have a deeper belief in medical cure; they wanted a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients wished 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 wanted temporary relief of their pain. These last two groups 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 discrepancy from person to person contingent on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers need to understand. (1) Such patient expectations are reported 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 likely to report an improvement at the fourth appointment. (2) Surely, having an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers working together can raise low back pain patients’ chances 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 needs to always be considered. And as for non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is key. (4) At Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation the Tonawanda 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 details his story of being a back pain patient wanting pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eased his pain.

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

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