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San Jose Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That’s a tough view to bear when you are in pain. On the other hand, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is welcome. Chiropractic Solutions treats many San Jose back pain and San Jose neck pain patients who suffer with chronic pain. Luckily, spine pain patients who opt for chiropractic care with realistic goals often find relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients visit doctors, they usually seek a “fix”. They desire to be “cured” from their illness be it a cold or a headache or an infection even their back pain or neck pain. Researchers explained 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 come to the realization that their condition is theirs for life and that there is help for containing that pain by on-going chiropractic care turn into appreciative patients. Chiropractic Solutions 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 end to their pain. These patients experienced pain for a shorter time and sought a medical cure. The rest of the patients looked for on-going care to avert the pain from returning, prevent it from getting worse, and experience 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 an expensive healthcare challenge considering finances as well as quality of life. Back pain sufferers who have a high expectation of improvement experience a 58% greater chance of reporting improvement at the fourth visit to the chiropractor. Your San Jose chiropractor knows the importance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. They predict short-term outcomes better than pain intensity, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Chiropractic Solutions shares expectations that will improve 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 San Jose back pain patients who come to Chiropractic Solutions and have dealt with their pain for a while are delighted at the prospect of 10% or 20% or 50% or more. They just want some semblance of their pre-pain life back even if it is walking to the mailbox or making a trip 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 isn’t achieved will be arranged. Our patients can rely on Chiropractic Solutions 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 San Jose 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 is nice to have some control of the pain that’s controlled you for too long.

 
Chiropractic Solutions 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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