Fort Wayne Back Pain Patients Expect Results from Chiropractic Care

“I don’t want this pain to get any 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 tend to have different goals for their pain. The goal of healthcare policy is mostly curative. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center knows otherwise. We all want relief and some semblance of control over how and when back pain and neck pain arise and go away. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center’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 episodes with either condition acknowledge this, too. They associate their healthcare goals with their experience: there is not always a cure, but there is often control to prevent pain episodes and relieving care to get through the pain episodes as quickly as possible. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center is the Fort Wayne chiropractic place for back and neck pain patients. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center is home of the Fort Wayne 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 suffering with chronic low back pain (885) and chronic neck pain (729) found their goals for chiropractic care of their issues. About a third of them wished for the pain to go away permanently and tended to have experienced pain for a briefer period of time and hold a stronger 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 returning and were more likely to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients wished to prevent 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 had pain for a longer period of time. Which group do you fall into? Like most humans, there is a difference from person to person depending on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers really should 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 appointment. (2) Certainly, having an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers working as a team can raise low back pain patients’ likelihoods of relief. (3) Today, the patient is the center of healthcare. Patient-centered care depends on patient-reported outcomes to tell the story. The patient’s perspective must always be taken into account. And when it comes to non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is essential. (4) At Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center the Fort Wayne back pain patient is at the center of everything 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic visit with your Fort Wayne back pain specialist today. Bring your expectations of care. We’ll make a treatment plan together to meet them.

 
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center considers patients’ expectations of the care they seek for their back pain and neck pain and seeks to meet them. 
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