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Brooks Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That’s a difficult concept to accept when you are in pain. Then again, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is acceptable. Soft Health and Healing Clinic treats many Brooks back pain and Brooks neck pain patients who suffer with chronic pain. Luckily, spine pain patients who decide on chiropractic care with realistic goals often obtain relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients go to doctors, they usually want a “fix”. They desire to be “cured” from their ailment 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 help for containing that pain via on-going chiropractic care turn into appreciative patients. Soft Health and Healing Clinic sees them daily. 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, 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 believed in a medical cure. The rest of the patients sought on-going care to prevent the pain from coming back, 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 have a 58% greater chance of reporting improvement at the fourth chiropractic appointment. Your Brooks chiropractor knows the significance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes predict short-term outcomes more effectively than the intensity of the pain, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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 relays realistic expectations to spine pain sufferers at the start of care. Many Brooks back pain patients who come to Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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 desire some semblance of their pre-pain life back even if it’s walking to the mailbox 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 assures both the back pain sufferer and the physician that the “next thing” to do if relief is not attained will be arranged. Our patients can count on Soft Health and Healing 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 Brooks 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.

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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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