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Carrolltown Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That is a tough concept to bear when you are hurting. Then again, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is welcome. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation treats many Carrolltown back pain and Carrolltown neck pain patients who deal with chronic pain. Fortunately, spine pain patients who opt for chiropractic care with realistic goals often obtain relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients go to doctors, they generally prefer a “fix”. They desire 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 primarily 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 come to the realization that their condition is theirs for life and that there is a way to control that pain via on-going chiropractic care turn into appreciative patients. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation sees them all the time. The healthcare “curative” model may not change any time soon, but the patients’ healthcare services do. Recently, researchers studied back pain patients seeking care from chiropractors. Of 1614 chronic back and neck pain patients, less than 1/3rd of them had a goal of a permanent resolution to their pain. These patients experienced pain for a shorter time and sought 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 experience temporary relief of their pain. These patients had lower pain levels for longer periods of time. (1) Patients’ hopes influence their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It’s no secret that low back pain is an expensive healthcare challenge considering finances as well as quality of life. Back pain sufferers who possess a high expectation of improvement have a 58% higher chance of reporting improvement at the fourth visit to the chiropractor. Your Carrolltown chiropractor knows the importance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes foretell short-term outcomes more effectively than pain intensity, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation encourages expectations that will improve 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 from the beginning. Many Carrolltown back pain patients who come to Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation and have struggled with their pain for some time already are delighted at the prospect of 10% or 20% or 50% or more. They just want 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 a month of care with patient cooperation on appointments and at-home suggestions 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 achieved will be managed. Our patients can rely on Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 Carrolltown 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.

 
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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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