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New Roads Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That is a tough view to bear when you are hurting. On the other hand, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is acceptable. New Roads Chiropractic Center treats many New Roads back pain and New Roads neck pain patients who suffer with chronic pain. Luckily, spine pain patients who opt for chiropractic care with realistic goals often get relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients go to doctors, they usually want a “fix”. They want 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 primarily 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 come to the realization that their condition is theirs for life and that there is help for containing that pain by on-going chiropractic care become appreciative patients. New Roads Chiropractic Center sees them all the time. 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, fewer than a third of them had a goal of a permanent resolution to their pain. These patients had pain for a shorter time and sought 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 lower pain levels for a longer time. (1) Patients’ hopes affect their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It’s no secret that low back pain is an expensive healthcare challenge considering finances and quality of life. Back pain sufferers who hold a high expectation of improvement enjoy a 58% higher chance of reporting improvement at the fourth chiropractic appointment. Your New Roads chiropractor recognizes the significance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes foretell short-term outcomes more effectively than pain intensity, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) New Roads Chiropractic Center 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 at the start of care. Many New Roads back pain patients who come to New Roads Chiropractic Center and have dealt with their pain for some time already are delighted at 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 going to the grocery store. Cox® Technic seeks 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 assures 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 New Roads 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 New Roads 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 is nice to have some control of the pain that’s controlled you for too long.

 
New Roads Chiropractic Center 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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