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Malverne 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 have a tendency to have varying goals for their pain. Healthcare policy often relates to cure. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Malverne Health & Wellness 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. Malverne Health & Wellness’s chiropractic care looks at a problem like back and neck pain and recognizes 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 align 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. Malverne Health & Wellness is the Malverne chiropractic home for back and neck pain patients. Malverne Health & Wellness is home of the Malverne 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 conditions. About a third of them wanted the pain to cease permanently and were more likely to have experienced pain for a shorter time and have a deeper belief in medical cure; they sought a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients sought to stop their pain from returning and tended to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients wished to keep their pain from getting worse. 31% of back pain and 41% of neck pain patients wanted temporary relief of their pain. These last two sets of patients were more likely to have had pain for a longer period of time. Which group do you fall into? Like most humans, there is a discrepancy 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 documented that patients with a high expectation of improvement were 58% more apt to report an improvement at the fourth visit. (2) Certainly, having an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers working as a team can boost low back pain patients’ chances 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 needs to always be taken into account. And as for non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is key. (4) At Malverne Health & Wellness the Malverne 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 details his history of being a back pain patient desiring pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eased his pain.

Schedule your Malverne chiropractic visit with your Malverne back pain specialist today. Bring your expectations of care. We will make a treatment plan together to meet them.

 
Malverne Health & Wellness considers patients’ expectations of the care they seek for their back pain and neck pain and seeks to meet them. 
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