Lynchburg Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That is a tough concept to take on when you are in pain. On the other hand, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is acceptable. Palmer Chiropractic Center treats many Lynchburg back pain and Lynchburg neck pain patients who suffer with chronic pain. Fortunately, spine pain patients who choose chiropractic care with realistic goals often find relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients visit doctors, they usually want 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 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 become grateful patients. Palmer Chiropractic Center sees them daily. The healthcare “curative” model may not change any time soon, but the patients’ healthcare options do. Recently, researchers studied back pain patients seeking care from chiropractors. Of 1614 chronic back and neck pain patients, less than one third of them had a goal of a permanent end to their pain. These patients had pain for a shorter time and sought a medical cure. The rest of the patients looked for on-going care to prevent the pain from returning, prevent it from getting worse, and experience temporary relief of their pain. These patients had lower pain levels for longer periods of time. (1) Patients’ hopes have an effect on their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It is no secret that low back pain is a costly healthcare challenge considering finances and quality of life. Back pain sufferers who have a high expectation of improvement enjoy a 58% greater chance of reporting improvement at the fourth chiropractic appointment. Your Lynchburg chiropractor recognizes the significance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes foretell short-term outcomes better than pain intensity, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Palmer Chiropractic Center describes 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 Lynchburg back pain patients who come to Palmer Chiropractic Center and have dealt with their pain for some time already are thrilled with the prospect of 10% or 20% or 50% or more. They just want some semblance of their pre-pain life back even if it’s walking around the block or making a trip to the grocery store. Cox® Technic aims for 50% relief of pain within a month of care with patient cooperation on visits and at-home recommendations 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 achieved will be arranged. Our patients can count on Palmer Chiropractic Center 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 Lynchburg 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.

 
Palmer Chiropractic Center helps patients set realistic goals and find some control of their back pain and neck pain so it doesn’t necessarily control them.  
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