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Richmond Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That is a challenging notion to accept when you are in pain. On the other hand, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is welcome. Johnson Chiropractic treats many Richmond back pain and Richmond neck pain patients who suffer with chronic pain. Fortunately, spine pain patients who opt for chiropractic care with realistic goals often find relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients go to doctors, they usually want a “fix”. They want to be “cured” from their illness be it a cold or a headache or an infection even their back pain or neck pain. Researchers explained 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 realize that their condition is theirs for life and that there is help for containing that pain by on-going chiropractic care evolve into appreciative patients. Johnson Chiropractic sees them all the time. 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 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 prevent the pain from returning, prevent it from getting worse, and have temporary relief of their pain. These patients had lower pain levels for a longer time. (1) Patients’ hopes impact their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It is no secret that low back pain is an expensive healthcare challenge regarding finances as well as quality of life. Back pain sufferers who have a high expectation of improvement experience a 58% greater chance of reporting improvement at the fourth visit to the chiropractor. Your Richmond chiropractor recognizes the significance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. They predict short-term outcomes better than the intensity of the pain, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Johnson Chiropractic encourages expectations that will enhance 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 at the start of care. Many Richmond back pain patients who come to Johnson Chiropractic and have struggled with their pain for some time already are thrilled with 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 a month of care with patient cooperation on visits and at-home suggestions of exercise and/or nutrition. The 50% Rule also assures both the back pain sufferer and the physician that the “next thing” to do if relief is not attained will be managed. Our patients can rely on Johnson Chiropractic 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 Richmond 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.

 
Johnson Chiropractic helps patients set realistic goals and find some control of their back pain and neck pain so it doesn’t necessarily control them.  
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