Lynchburg Back Pain Patients Expect Results from Chiropractic Care

“I do not 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 tend to have assorted goals for their pain. Healthcare policy often relates to cure. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Palmer Chiropractic Center 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. Palmer Chiropractic Center’s chiropractic care looks at a problem like back and neck pain and acknowledges 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. Palmer Chiropractic Center is the Lynchburg chiropractic home for back and neck pain patients. Palmer Chiropractic Center is home of the Lynchburg 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) found their goals for chiropractic care of their issues. About a third of them wished for the pain to disappear forever and tended to have experienced 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 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 wished to keep their pain from getting worse. 31% of back pain and 41% of neck pain patients wanted 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 discrepancy from person to person depending on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers really should recognize. (1) Such patient expectations are documented 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 apt to report an improvement at the 4th appointment. (2) Surely, having healthcare providers of various professions working together can boost low back pain patients’ likelihoods of relief. (3) Today, the patient is the focus for healthcare providers. Patient-centered care depends 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 Palmer Chiropractic Center the Lynchburg back pain patient is at the center of all 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 wanting pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped him.

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

 
Palmer Chiropractic Center takes into account patients’ expectations of the care they seek for their back pain and neck pain and seeks to meet them. 
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