Fort Wayne Back Pain Option: Control It10/29/2019Control not cure. That’s a challenging notion to accept 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 decide on chiropractic care with realistic goals often find relief. CURE vs MANAGEMENT When patients go to doctors, they usually want a “fix”. They want to be “cured” from their ailment 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 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 by on-going chiropractic care evolve into grateful patients. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc sees them daily. The healthcare “curative” model may not change 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 prevent the pain from coming back, prevent it from getting worse, and have temporary relief of their pain. These patients had less pain intensity for a longer time. (1) Patients’ hopes impact their pain relief. HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS It is no secret that low back pain is a costly healthcare challenge with regards to finances as well as quality of life. Back pain sufferers who hold a high expectation of improvement experience a 58% greater 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 more effectively than the intensity of the pain, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc shares expectations that will enhance 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 puts forth realistic expectations to spine pain sufferers from the beginning. Many Fort Wayne back pain patients who come to Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and have struggled with their pain for a while are delighted at the prospect of 10% or 20% or 50% or more. They just desire 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 a month of care with patient cooperation on visits 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 achieved will be managed. Our patients can rely on Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc to take care of them. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 is nice to have some control of the pain that has controlled you for too long. « View All Featured Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."