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Auburn Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That’s a tough view to bear when you are in pain. Then again, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is acceptable. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. treats many Auburn back pain and Auburn neck pain patients who suffer with chronic pain. Luckily, spine pain patients who choose chiropractic care with realistic goals often find relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients visit doctors, they generally want a “fix”. They desire to be “cured” from their ailment 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 come to the realization that their condition is theirs for life and that there is help for containing that pain via on-going chiropractic care evolve into appreciative patients. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. sees them daily. The healthcare “curative” model may not change any time soon, but the patients’ healthcare options do. Recently, researchers studied back pain patients seeking care from chiropractors. Of 1614 chronic back and neck pain patients, fewer 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 looked for on-going care to prevent the pain from returning, prevent it from getting worse, and have temporary relief of their pain. These patients had less pain intensity for a longer time. (1) Patients’ hopes have an effect on their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It’s no secret that low back pain is a costly healthcare challenge regarding finances and quality of life. Back pain sufferers who possess a high expectation of improvement have a 58% greater chance of reporting improvement at the fourth visit to the chiropractor. Your Auburn chiropractor recognizes the importance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes foretell short-term outcomes more effectively than the intensity of the pain, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. encourages 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 puts forth realistic expectations to spine pain sufferers from the beginning. Many Auburn back pain patients who come to Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. and have dealt with their pain for a while are delighted at the prospect of 10% or 20% or 50% or more. They just desire some trace of their pre-pain life back even if it is walking to the mailbox or going to the grocery store. Cox® Technic seeks 50% relief of pain within 30 days of care with patient cooperation on visits and at-home suggestions 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 arranged. Our patients can rely on Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 Auburn 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 has controlled you for too long.

 
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. helps patients set realistic goals and find some control of their back pain and neck pain so it doesn’t necessarily control them.  
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