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Preston Back Pain Patients Expect Results from Chiropractic Care

“I do not want this pain to get worse.”

“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 varying goals for their pain. The goal of healthcare policy is mostly curative. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Chiropractic Associates knows otherwise. We all want relief and some semblance of control over how and when back pain and neck pain arise and go away. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Chiropractic Associates’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 gone through a few bouts with either condition acknowledge this, too. They align their healthcare goals with their experience: there is not always a cure, but there is often control to prevent pain episodes and relieving care to get through the pain episodes as fast as possible. Chiropractic Associates is the Preston chiropractic home for back and neck pain patients. Chiropractic Associates is home of the Preston 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 suffering with chronic low back pain (885) and chronic neck pain (729) revealed their goals for chiropractic care of their conditions. About a third of them wanted the pain to disappear forever and tended to have had pain for a shorter time and have a deeper belief in medical cure; they wanted a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients wanted to stop their pain from coming back and were more likely to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients sought to keep their pain from getting worse. 31% of back pain and 41% of neck pain patients sought temporary relief of their pain. These last two groups of patients were more likely to have experienced pain for a longer period of time. Which group do you fall into? Like most humans, there is a difference from person to person depending on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers really should recognize. (1) Such patient expectations are reported to predict short-term outcomes of chiropractic care for low back pain. Another study detailed that patients with a high expectation of improvement were 58% more apt to report an improvement at the 4th appointment. (2) Surely, having healthcare providers of various professions working together can raise low back pain patients’ odds of relief. (3) Today, the patient is the center of healthcare. Patient-centered care depends on patient-reported outcomes to tell the story. The patient’s perspective needs to always be considered. And as for non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is essential. (4) At Chiropractic Associates the Preston back pain patient is at the center of everything 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 details his history of being a back pain patient desiring pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped him.

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

 
Chiropractic Associates considers patients’ expectations of the care they seek for their back pain and neck pain and seeks to meet them. 
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