Manchester Back Pain Patients Expect Results from Chiropractic Care

“I don’t want this pain to worsen.”

“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 tend to have different goals for their pain. Healthcare policy often relates to cure. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries knows otherwise. We all want relief and some semblance of control over how and when back pain and neck pain appear and disappear. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries’s chiropractic care examines a problem like back and neck pain and recognizes 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 realize this, too. They align their healthcare goals with their experience: there isn’t always a cure, but there is often control to avert pain episodes and relieving care to get through the pain bouts as quickly as possible. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is the Manchester chiropractic place for back and neck pain patients. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is home of the Manchester back pain specialist.

PATIENT EXPECTATIONS: HOW THEY INFLUENCE AND HOW THEY’RE MET

Chiropractic back pain specialists know their back pain and neck pain sufferers well. A recent study of 1614 patients experiencing chronic low back pain (885) and chronic neck pain (729) revealed their goals for chiropractic care of their issues. About a third of them wished for the pain to cease forever and were more likely to have had pain for a briefer period of time and hold a stronger belief in medical cure; they wanted a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients sought to stop their pain from returning and were more likely to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients wished to stop their pain from getting worse. 31% of back pain and 41% of neck pain patients wanted temporary relief of their pain. These last two groups of patients were more likely to have had pain for a longer period of time. Which group do you fall into? Like most humans, there is a discrepancy from person to person depending on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers really should recognize. (1) Such patient expectations are documented to predict short-term outcomes of chiropractic care for low back pain. Another study documented that patients with a high expectation of improvement were 58% more apt to report an improvement at the fourth appointment. (2) Surely, having an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers working together can boost low back pain patients’ likelihoods of relief. (3) Today, the patient is the center of healthcare. Patient-centered care relies on patient-reported outcomes to tell the story. The patient’s perspective needs to always be taken into account. And as for non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is vital. (4) At Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries the Manchester 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 wanting pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eased his pain.

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

 
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries takes into account patients’ expectations of the care they seek for their back pain and neck pain and seeks to meet them. 
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