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
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 a third
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 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.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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.