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Preston Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That is a tough concept to accept when you are hurting. Then again, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is welcome. Chiropractic Associates treats many Preston back pain and Preston neck pain patients who deal with chronic pain. Luckily, spine pain patients who choose chiropractic care with realistic goals often obtain relief.


When patients go to doctors, they generally seek a “fix”. They want to be “cured” from their ailment be it a cold or a headache or an infection even their back pain or neck pain. Researchers wrote that medicine and healthcare mostly 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 realize that their condition is theirs for life and that there is help for containing that pain by on-going chiropractic care turn into appreciative patients. Chiropractic Associates sees them daily. The healthcare “curative” model may not transform 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, less than a third of them had a goal of a permanent resolution 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 avert the pain from returning, prevent it from getting worse, and have temporary relief of their pain. These patients had less pain intensity for a longer time. (1) Patients’ hopes affect their pain relief.


It’s no secret that low back pain is a costly healthcare challenge with regards to finances and quality of life. Back pain sufferers who possess a high expectation of improvement experience a 58% greater chance of reporting improvement at the fourth chiropractic appointment. Your Preston chiropractor knows the significance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. They foretell short-term outcomes more effectively than pain intensity, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Chiropractic Associates encourages expectations that will improve patients’ quality of life.


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 Preston back pain patients who come to Chiropractic Associates 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 desire some trace of their pre-pain life back even if it is walking around the block or making a trip to the grocery store. Cox® Technic seeks 50% relief of pain within 30 days of care with patient cooperation on visits 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 isn’t attained will be arranged. Our patients can rely on Chiropractic Associates 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 Preston 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’s controlled you for too long.

Chiropractic Associates 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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