Back pain. Hospital. Not always a desired combination.
Just ask any back pain sufferer and his or her family who have gone down this
road. Let’s take a look at what happens when back pain flares and you, the
Richmond back pain sufferer, and your loved one(s) just want it to
end. You go to the hospital for help, and you just get more confused and keep
hurting. Johnson Chiropractic has heard a lot
of these stories!
And we’re always ready to step in and make this
Richmond back pain journey as short
as possible and as understandable
as possible. Johnson Chiropractic knows that what the back pain sufferer understands
about back pain
helps in the long run. And Johnson Chiropractic knows that just
saying you have acute or chronic low back pain
is too simplistic. (1)
Yet, low back pain can be understood when it’s investigated and explained well
like it is at Johnson Chiropractic.
Understanding is key. Hospitals are confounding places for
back pain sufferers (2) and spine care centers aren’t much better (3).
The hospital system of people and tests are not clearly related. (2) The
spine center informational brochures are written in too complicated a manner to
be of much help. (3) Johnson Chiropractic is your one-stop place for back pain
information, care and relief. More on that later…
But let’s look more at hospital care for back pain. When
back pain first sets in, it’s called “acute” low back pain. This phase lasts up
to 4 to 6 weeks. It’s in this phase of back pain that the Richmond
back pain sufferer seeks help. Going to the hospital when the pain gets really
intense and has been for days seems like a natural next step. But what
happens when you go to the hospital with low back pain? You’re in so much
severe pain and with such disability that you have a hard time describing your
back pain experience. Then, you have to talk and interact with so many
different people – doctors, nurses, insurance personnel, healthcare workers –
who want to help but just don’t seem to make you feel better. You expect someone to just tell you why you
hurt and what the underlying causes is which with back pain often isn’t
immediately known. You want relief to return to life. Researchers recommend
that the hospital develop an easy-to-understand guide for patients to
understand the hospital team’s goals and routines and how to interact with all
of these people. (2)
Now, chiropractors like your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic make it easier. Our Richmond
chiropractic practice is streamlined to manage back pain. Our examination is
thorough. The diagnostic tests are specific. The review of the imaging you may already
have is reviewed and considered. The protocols are clearly defined,
well-researched and documented. The treatment plan of this non-surgical care is well-guided by the 50%
Rule. You will know what to expect. You will understand the goal of care. You
will understand your spinal condition. Johnson Chiropractic makes sense of it all.
And as a bonus, chiropractic keeps the cost down. Charges
overall for both uncomplicated and complicated low back pain are lower for
chiropractic patients. (4) Johnson Chiropractic knows that our
Richmond chiropractic patients appreciate this!
Lastly, your understanding of your spinal condition plays a
huge role in how you create treatment expectations. The more you, the
Richmond low back pain patient, know, the more realistic your expectations. (5) Johnson Chiropractic wants
our Richmond chiropractic patients to know what to expect and to understand
their spine condition and its care. Johnson Chiropractic has many modes to explain
the condition: images, information booklets, online explanations, one-on-one Q&A
with our well-trained Richmond chiropractic physician. Let’s be sure
you understand your condition!
Contact Johnson Chiropractic. Set up your Richmond
chiropractic appointment. Listen, question, and trust your Richmond
chiropractor’s experience and guidance. Johnson Chiropractic is here to help.