Manchester Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That’s a difficult concept to accept when you are in pain. On the other hand, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is acceptable. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries treats many Manchester back pain and Manchester neck pain patients who deal with chronic pain. Luckily, spine pain patients who decide on chiropractic care with realistic goals often get relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients visit doctors, they generally seek a “fix”. They desire 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 develops into the goal of care. Back and neck pain patients who realize that their condition is theirs for life and that there is a way to control that pain by on-going chiropractic care become grateful patients. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries sees them all the time. The healthcare “curative” model may not change any time soon, but the patients’ healthcare options 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 had pain for a shorter time and believed in a medical cure. The rest of the patients looked for on-going care to prevent the pain from coming back, prevent it from getting worse, and have 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 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 enjoy a 58% greater chance of reporting improvement at the fourth chiropractic appointment. Your Manchester chiropractor recognizes the significance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. They predict short-term outcomes more effectively than the intensity of the pain, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries shares 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 puts forth realistic expectations to spine pain sufferers at the start of care. Many Manchester back pain patients who come to Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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 to the mailbox or going to the grocery store. Cox® Technic aims for 50% relief of pain within 30 days 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 count on Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries to take care of them.

CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries

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 Manchester 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.

 
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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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