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San Jose 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 have a tendency to have assorted goals for their pain. Healthcare policy often relates to cure. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Chiropractic Solutions knows otherwise. We all want relief and some hint of control over how and when back pain and neck pain appear and disappear. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Chiropractic Solutions’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 experienced a few bouts with either condition realize this, too. They align 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 bouts as quickly as possible. Chiropractic Solutions is the San Jose chiropractic place for back and neck pain patients. Chiropractic Solutions is home of the San Jose 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 recent study of 1614 patients experiencing chronic low back pain (885) and chronic neck pain (729) found their goals for chiropractic care of their conditions. About a third of them wanted the pain to cease permanently and tended to have experienced pain for a briefer period of time and hold 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 keep their pain from getting worse. 31% of back pain and 41% of neck pain patients wished 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 contingent on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers need to understand. (1) Such patient expectations are reported 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 healthcare providers of various professions working together can raise low back pain patients’ chances 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 considered. And when it comes to non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is essential. (4) At Chiropractic Solutions the San Jose 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 San Jose chiropractic visit with your San Jose back pain specialist today. Bring your expectations of care. We will make a treatment plan together to meet them.

 
Chiropractic Solutions 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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