Paramus Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That is a tough concept to accept when you are hurting. Then again, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is acceptable. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center treats many Paramus back pain and Paramus neck pain patients who deal with chronic pain. Luckily, spine pain patients who choose chiropractic care with realistic goals often find relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients visit doctors, they generally want a “fix”. They desire to be “cured” from their ailment be it a cold or a headache or an infection even their back pain or neck pain. Researchers wrote 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 realize that their condition is theirs for life and that there is help for containing that pain by on-going chiropractic care become appreciative patients. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center sees them all the time. 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 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 looked for on-going care to prevent the pain from returning, 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 have an effect on their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It is no secret that low back pain is a costly healthcare challenge regarding finances and quality of life. Back pain sufferers who possess a high expectation of improvement experience a 58% higher chance of reporting improvement at the fourth visit to the chiropractor. Your Paramus chiropractor recognizes the significance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes foretell short-term outcomes more effectively than the intensity of the pain, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center describes 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 at the start of care. Many Paramus back pain patients who come to Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center 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 semblance 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 suggestions 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 arranged. Our patients can rely on Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center 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 Paramus 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 has controlled you for too long.

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center 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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