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Manahawkin 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 varying goals for their pain. The goal of healthcare policy is mostly curative. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows otherwise. We all want relief and some trace of control over how and when back pain and neck pain appear and disappear. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center’s chiropractic care looks at 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 gone through 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 avert pain episodes and relieving care to get through the pain bouts as fast as possible. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is the Manahawkin chiropractic home for back and neck pain patients. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is home of the Manahawkin 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) reported their goals for chiropractic care of their issues. About a third of them wished for the pain to cease permanently and were more likely to have had pain for a briefer period of time and have a stronger belief in medical cure; they wanted a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients wished to stop their pain from returning and tended to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients wanted 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 tended to have had pain for a longer period of time. Which group do you fall into? Like most humans, there is a difference from person to person depending on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers really should understand. (1) Such patient expectations are reported 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 apt to report an improvement at the 4th visit. (2) Surely, having healthcare providers of various professions working as a team can raise low back pain patients’ chances 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 needs to always be considered. And when it comes to non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is key. (4) At Manahawkin Chiropractic Center the Manahawkin back pain patient is at the center of all 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 story of being a back pain patient wanting pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eased his pain.

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

 
Manahawkin Chiropractic 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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