Pflugerville Back Pain Patients Expect Results from Chiropractic Care

“I don’t want this pain to get worse.”

“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 varying goals for their pain. Healthcare policy often relates to cure. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Pflugerville Wellness Center knows otherwise. We all want relief and some semblance of control over how and when back pain and neck pain develop and ease. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Pflugerville Wellness Center’s chiropractic care examines a problem like back and neck pain and acknowledges that often there is no “cure,” but there is “control.” Back pain and neck pain patients who have had a few episodes with either condition acknowledge this, too. They align their healthcare goals with their experience: there isn’t always a cure, but there is often control to avert pain episodes and relieving care to get through the pain bouts as fast as possible. Pflugerville Wellness Center is the Pflugerville chiropractic home for back and neck pain patients. Pflugerville Wellness Center is home of the Pflugerville back pain specialist.

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

Chiropractic back pain specialists know their back pain and neck pain patients well. A recent 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 wanted the pain to disappear forever 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 prevent their pain from returning and were more likely to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients sought 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 groups 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 difference from person to person contingent on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers need to recognize. (1) Such patient expectations are written to predict short-term outcomes of chiropractic care for low back pain. Another study documented that patients with a high expectation of improvement were 58% more likely to report an improvement at the fourth visit. (2) Certainly, having an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers working as a team can boost low back pain patients’ odds of relief. (3) Today, the patient is the focus for healthcare providers. Patient-centered care relies on patient-reported outcomes to tell the story. The patient’s perspective must always be considered. And as for non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is essential. (4) At Pflugerville Wellness Center the Pflugerville 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 desiring pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped him.

Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic visit with your Pflugerville back pain specialist today. Bring your expectations of care. We will make a treatment plan together to meet them.

 
Pflugerville Wellness Center considers patients’ expectations of the care they seek for their back pain and neck pain and seeks to meet them. 
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