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Carrolltown 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 have a tendency to have varying goals for their pain. The goal of healthcare policy is mostly curative. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows otherwise. We all want relief and some hint of control over how and when back pain and neck pain arise and go away. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation’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 episodes 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 avert pain episodes and relieving care to get through the pain episodes as fast as possible. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is the Carrolltown chiropractic place for back and neck pain patients. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is home of the Carrolltown back pain specialist.

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

Chiropractic back pain specialists know their back pain and neck pain patients well. A newly released study of 1614 patients suffering with chronic low back pain (885) and chronic neck pain (729) found their goals for chiropractic care of their conditions. About a third of them wished for the pain to disappear permanently and were more likely to have experienced pain for a shorter time and have a deeper belief in medical cure; they sought a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients wished to prevent 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 prevent their pain from getting worse. 31% of back pain and 41% of neck pain patients wished temporary relief of their pain. These last two sets 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 contingent on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers need to understand. (1) Such patient expectations are written 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 likely to report an improvement at the 4th visit. (2) Certainly, having healthcare providers of various professions working as a team can raise low back pain patients’ chances 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 must always be considered. And as for non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is essential. (4) At Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation the Carrolltown 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 details his history of being a back pain patient desiring pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eased his pain.

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

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