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New Roads 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 have a tendency to have assorted goals for their pain. The goal of healthcare policy is mostly curative. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. New Roads Chiropractic Center knows otherwise. We all want relief and some hint of control over how and when back pain and neck pain arise and go away. Chiropractic care is for these patients. New Roads 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 had a few bouts with either condition acknowledge this, too. They align their healthcare goals with their experience: there is not 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. New Roads Chiropractic Center is the New Roads chiropractic place for back and neck pain patients. New Roads Chiropractic Center is home of the New Roads 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 recent study of 1614 patients experiencing chronic low back pain (885) and chronic neck pain (729) found their goals for chiropractic care of their conditions. About a third of them wanted the pain to disappear permanently and were more likely to have suffered with pain for a shorter time and hold 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 coming back and tended 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 groups of patients were more likely to have experienced 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 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) Certainly, 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 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 New Roads Chiropractic Center the New Roads 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 story of being a back pain patient desiring pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped him.

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

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