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Malverne Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That’s a challenging view to accept when you are in pain. On the other hand, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is acceptable. Malverne Health & Wellness treats many Malverne back pain and Malverne 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 generally seek 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 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 by on-going chiropractic care become appreciative patients. Malverne Health & Wellness 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, less than one third of them had a goal of a permanent resolution 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 attain temporary relief of their pain. These patients had lower pain levels for longer periods of time. (1) Patients’ hopes influence their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It is no secret that low back pain is a costly healthcare challenge regarding finances as well as quality of life. Back pain sufferers who possess a high expectation of improvement experience a 58% greater chance of reporting improvement at the fourth visit to the chiropractor. Your Malverne chiropractor recognizes 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) Malverne Health & Wellness 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 relays realistic expectations to spine pain sufferers at the start of care. Many Malverne back pain patients who come to Malverne Health & Wellness and have struggled 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 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 appointments 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 is not achieved will be arranged. Our patients can rely on Malverne Health & Wellness 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 Malverne 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.

 
Malverne Health & Wellness helps patients establish realistic goals and find some control of their back pain and neck pain so it doesn’t necessarily control them.  
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