Sandy Springs Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That is a difficult notion to bear when you are in pain. Then again, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is acceptable. Cross Chiropractic Center treats many Sandy Springs back pain and Sandy Springs neck pain patients who suffer with chronic pain. Luckily, spine pain patients who opt for chiropractic care with realistic goals often find relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients visit doctors, they generally seek 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 mostly 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 a way to control that pain via on-going chiropractic care evolve into appreciative patients. Cross Chiropractic Center 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 a third 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 coming back, prevent it from getting worse, and have temporary relief of their pain. These patients had less pain intensity 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 have a high expectation of improvement experience a 58% greater chance of reporting improvement at the fourth chiropractic appointment. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor recognizes the significance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. They foretell short-term outcomes more effectively than the intensity of the pain, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Cross Chiropractic Center describes 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 from the beginning. Many Sandy Springs back pain patients who come to Cross Chiropractic Center 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 semblance of their pre-pain life back even if it’s 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 recommendations 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 isn’t achieved will be arranged. Our patients can rely on Cross Chiropractic Center to take care of them.

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

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 Sandy Springs 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 has controlled you for too long.

 
Cross Chiropractic Center 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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