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Burlington and Hamilton Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That is a challenging view to take on when you are in pain. Then again, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is acceptable. Spinal Care Clinic treats many Burlington and Hamilton back pain and Burlington and Hamilton neck pain patients who deal with chronic pain. Fortunately, spine pain patients who opt for chiropractic care with realistic goals often get relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients go to doctors, they generally 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 explained that medicine and healthcare primarily follow the “curative” model of care. For some conditions, management or control of the condition becomes 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 a way to control that pain via on-going chiropractic care turn into grateful patients. Spinal Care Clinic sees them all the time. The healthcare “curative” model may not change 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 1/3rd of them had a goal of a permanent end to their pain. These patients experienced pain for a shorter time and sought a medical cure. The rest of the patients sought on-going care to avert the pain from returning, prevent it from getting worse, and get temporary relief of their pain. These patients had lower pain levels for longer periods of time. (1) Patients’ hopes affect 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 possess a high expectation of improvement experience a 58% higher chance of reporting improvement at the fourth chiropractic appointment. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor knows the importance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes foretell short-term outcomes more effectively than the intensity of the pain, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Spinal Care Clinic describes expectations that will enhance 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 relays realistic expectations to spine pain sufferers at the start of care. Many Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients who come to Spinal Care Clinic and have dealt with their pain for a while are delighted at the prospect of 10% or 20% or 50% or more. They just desire 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 appointments 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 is not attained will be managed. Our patients can rely on Spinal Care Clinic 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 Burlington and Hamilton 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.

 
Spinal Care Clinic 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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