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Auburn 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 tend to have assorted goals for their pain. Healthcare policy often relates to cure. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. knows otherwise. We all want relief and some hint of control over how and when back pain and neck pain arise and go away. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.’s chiropractic care looks at a problem like back and neck pain and recognizes that often there is no “cure,” but there is “control.” Back pain and neck pain patients who have experienced a few bouts with either condition realize this, too. They associate their healthcare goals with their experience: there is not always a cure, but there is often control to avert pain episodes and relieving care to get through the pain episodes as fast as possible. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is the Auburn chiropractic home for back and neck pain patients. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is home of the Auburn 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 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 conditions. About a third of them wished for the pain to go away forever and tended to have had pain for a briefer period of time and hold 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 were more likely to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients sought to keep 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 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 depending on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers really should recognize. (1) Such patient expectations are written to predict short-term outcomes of chiropractic care for low back pain. Another study detailed that patients with a high expectation of improvement were 58% more apt to report an improvement at the fourth visit. (2) Certainly, having an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers working together can boost low back pain patients’ odds of relief. (3) Today, the patient is the center of healthcare. Patient-centered care relies on patient-reported outcomes to tell the story. The patient’s perspective must always be taken into account. And when it comes to non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is essential. (4) At Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. the Auburn 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 details his story of being a back pain patient desiring pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped him.

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

 
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. takes into account patients’ expectations of the care they seek for their back pain and neck pain and seeks to meet them. 
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