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Fort Wayne Back Pain Option: Control It

October 29, 2019

Control not cure. That’s a tough concept to bear when you are hurting. On the other hand, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is welcome. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc treats many Fort Wayne back pain and Fort Wayne neck pain patients who suffer with chronic pain. Fortunately, spine pain patients who opt for chiropractic care with realistic goals often get relief.


When patients visit doctors, they usually seek 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 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 a way to control that pain via on-going chiropractic care become appreciative patients. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 one 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 sought on-going care to prevent the pain from coming back, prevent it from getting worse, and get temporary relief of their pain. These patients had lower pain levels for a longer time. (1) Patients’ hopes impact their pain relief.


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 enjoy a 58% higher chance of reporting improvement at the fourth chiropractic appointment. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor knows the importance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. They foretell short-term outcomes better than the intensity of the pain, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc describes expectations that will improve 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 at the start of care. Many Fort Wayne back pain patients who come to Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and have dealt with their pain for a while are thrilled with the prospect of 10% or 20% or 50% or more. They just want some semblance of their pre-pain life back even if it’s walking to the mailbox or making a trip to the grocery store. Cox® Technic seeks 50% relief of pain within a month of care with patient cooperation on visits and at-home recommendations 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 managed. Our patients can count on Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 Fort Wayne 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’s controlled you for too long.

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc helps patients set realistic goals and find some control of their back pain and neck pain so it doesn’t necessarily control them.