Groton Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That is a tough notion to take on when you are hurting. Then again, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is acceptable. Hutter Chiropractic Office treats many Groton back pain and Groton neck pain patients who suffer with chronic pain. Fortunately, spine pain patients who choose chiropractic care with realistic goals often obtain relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients visit doctors, they generally prefer a “fix”. They want 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 become appreciative patients. Hutter Chiropractic Office sees them all the time. 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 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 get temporary relief of their pain. These patients had less pain intensity for a longer time. (1) Patients’ hopes affect their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It’s no secret that low back pain is a costly 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 Groton chiropractor knows the importance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes predict short-term outcomes better than the intensity of the pain, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 Groton back pain patients who come to Hutter Chiropractic Office and have dealt with their pain for some time already 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’s walking around the block or making a trip to the grocery store. Cox® Technic seeks 50% relief of pain within a month of care with patient cooperation on appointments and at-home recommendations of exercise and/or nutrition. The 50% Rule also ensures both the back pain sufferer and the physician that the “next thing” to do if relief isn’t attained will be arranged. Our patients can rely on Hutter Chiropractic Office to take care of them.

CONTACT Hutter Chiropractic Office

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 Groton 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.

 
Hutter Chiropractic Office 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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