Baton Rouge Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That’s a tough concept to accept when you are hurting. On the other hand, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is acceptable. Spine & Sports Rehab Center treats many Baton Rouge back pain and Baton Rouge neck pain patients who deal with chronic pain. Luckily, spine pain patients who opt for chiropractic care with realistic goals often find relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients go to doctors, they generally seek a “fix”. They want 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 primarily follow the “curative” model of care. For some conditions, management or control of the condition develops into the goal of care. Back and neck pain patients who realize that their condition is theirs for life and that there is a way to control that pain via on-going chiropractic care evolve into grateful patients. Spine & Sports Rehab Center sees them daily. The healthcare “curative” model may not transform 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, fewer than a third of them had a goal of a permanent resolution to their pain. These patients had 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 attain temporary relief of their pain. These patients had lower pain levels for longer periods of time. (1) Patients’ hopes affect their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It’s no secret that low back pain is a costly healthcare challenge with regards to finances as well as 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor knows the importance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes foretell short-term outcomes more effectively than pain intensity, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Spine & Sports Rehab Center shares 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 Baton Rouge back pain patients who come to Spine & Sports Rehab Center and have struggled with their pain for some time already are delighted at the prospect of 10% or 20% or 50% or more. They just want some trace of their pre-pain life back even if it is walking to the mailbox 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 recommendations 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 is not attained will be managed. Our patients can rely on Spine & Sports Rehab 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 Baton Rouge 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.

 
Spine & Sports Rehab 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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