Fernandina Beach Back Pain Patients Expect Results from Chiropractic Care

“I do not 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 different goals for their pain. Healthcare policy often relates to cure. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic’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 episodes 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 prevent pain episodes and relieving care to get through the pain episodes as fast as possible. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is the Fernandina Beach chiropractic place for back and neck pain patients. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is home of the Fernandina Beach 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 experiencing chronic low back pain (885) and chronic neck pain (729) revealed their goals for chiropractic care of their conditions. About a third of them wished for the pain to go away forever and were more likely to have experienced pain for a briefer period of time and have a deeper belief in medical cure; they sought a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients wished to prevent their pain from coming back and were more likely to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients sought to stop their pain from getting worse. 31% of back pain and 41% of neck pain patients wanted temporary relief of their pain. These last two sets of patients were more likely 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 contingent on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers need to understand. (1) Such patient expectations are documented 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 4th appointment. (2) Certainly, having an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers working together 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 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 Amelia Chiropractic Clinic the Fernandina Beach 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 history of being a back pain patient desiring pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped him.

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

 
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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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