Pflugerville Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That’s a tough notion to accept when you are in pain. Then again, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is acceptable. Pflugerville Wellness Center treats many Pflugerville back pain and Pflugerville neck pain patients who deal with chronic pain. Fortunately, spine pain patients who opt for chiropractic care with realistic goals often get relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients go to doctors, they usually prefer a “fix”. They desire to be “cured” from their illness be it a cold or a headache or an infection even their back pain or neck pain. Researchers wrote 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 come to the realization that their condition is theirs for life and that there is a way to control that pain by on-going chiropractic care become appreciative patients. Pflugerville Wellness Center 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, fewer than 1/3rd of them had a goal of a permanent end 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 get temporary relief of their pain. These patients had lower pain levels for a longer time. (1) Patients’ hopes affect their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It’s no secret that low back pain is an expensive healthcare challenge with regards to finances and 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 Pflugerville chiropractor recognizes the importance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes foretell short-term outcomes better than pain intensity, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Pflugerville Wellness Center 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 relays realistic expectations to spine pain sufferers from the beginning. Many Pflugerville back pain patients who come to Pflugerville Wellness 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 is walking to the mailbox or making a trip to the grocery store. Cox® Technic seeks 50% relief of pain within 30 days 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 isn’t achieved will be arranged. Our patients can count on Pflugerville Wellness Center 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 Pflugerville 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.

 
Pflugerville Wellness Center 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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