Sandy Springs Back Pain Patients Expect Results from Chiropractic Care

“I do not want this pain to worsen.”

“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 assorted goals for their pain. Healthcare policy often relates to cure. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Cross Chiropractic Center knows otherwise. We all want relief and some hint of control over how and when back pain and neck pain appear and disappear. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Cross Chiropractic Center’s chiropractic care looks at 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 experienced a few bouts with either condition realize this, too. They align their healthcare goals with their experience: there isn’t always a cure, but there is often control to prevent pain episodes and relieving care to get through the pain bouts as quickly as possible. Cross Chiropractic Center is the Sandy Springs chiropractic home for back and neck pain patients. Cross Chiropractic Center is home of the Sandy Springs back pain specialist.

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

Chiropractic back pain specialists know their back pain and neck pain sufferers 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 end permanently and were more likely to have had pain for a briefer period of time and hold a deeper belief in medical cure; they sought a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients sought to stop their pain from returning and were more likely to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients wished to prevent their pain from getting worse. 31% of back pain and 41% of neck pain patients wanted 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 discrepancy from person to person contingent on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers need to understand. (1) Such patient expectations are reported to predict short-term outcomes of chiropractic care for low back pain. Another study detailed that patients with a high expectation of improvement were 58% more apt to report an improvement at the 4th appointment. (2) Surely, having an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers working together can boost low back pain patients’ chances of relief. (3) Today, the patient is the center of healthcare. Patient-centered care depends on patient-reported outcomes to tell the story. The patient’s perspective must always be taken into account. And as for non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is vital. (4) At Cross Chiropractic Center the Sandy Springs back pain patient is at the center of everything 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 shares his history of being a back pain patient wanting pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eased his pain.

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

 
Cross Chiropractic Center takes into account patients’ expectations of the care they seek for their back pain and neck pain and seeks to meet them. 
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