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Manahawkin Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That is a difficult notion to take on when you are hurting. Then again, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is welcome. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center treats many Manahawkin back pain and Manahawkin neck pain patients who suffer with chronic pain. Luckily, spine pain patients who decide on chiropractic care with realistic goals often obtain relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients visit doctors, they usually seek 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 realize that their condition is theirs for life and that there is help for containing that pain via on-going chiropractic care turn into grateful patients. Manahawkin 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 1/3rd of them had a goal of a permanent end to their pain. These patients had pain for a shorter time and believed in a medical cure. The rest of the patients sought on-going care to prevent the pain from coming back, prevent it from getting worse, and experience temporary relief of their pain. These patients had less pain intensity for a longer time. (1) Patients’ hopes impact their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It is no secret that low back pain is a costly healthcare challenge regarding finances as well as quality of life. Back pain sufferers who possess a high expectation of improvement experience a 58% greater chance of reporting improvement at the fourth visit to the chiropractor. Your Manahawkin chiropractor knows the significance 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) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center encourages expectations that will improve 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 at the start of care. Many Manahawkin back pain patients who come to Manahawkin Chiropractic Center and have struggled with their pain for a while are thrilled with the prospect of 10% or 20% or 50% or more. They just want some semblance of their pre-pain life back even if it’s walking around the block or going to the grocery store. Cox® Technic aims for 50% relief of pain within a month of care with patient cooperation on appointments and at-home suggestions of exercise and/or nutrition. The 50% Rule also ensures both the back pain sufferer and the physician that the “next thing” to do if relief isn’t attained will be managed. Our patients can count on Manahawkin Chiropractic 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 Manahawkin 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’s controlled you for too long.

 
Manahawkin Chiropractic 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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