Eugene Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That is a challenging concept to accept when you are hurting. On the other hand, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is acceptable. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic treats many Eugene back pain and Eugene neck pain patients who deal with chronic pain. Fortunately, spine pain patients who choose chiropractic care with realistic goals often get relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients visit doctors, they usually prefer a “fix”. They desire to be “cured” from their illness 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 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 via on-going chiropractic care turn into grateful patients. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic sees them daily. The healthcare “curative” model may not transform any time soon, but the patients’ healthcare options do. Recently, researchers studied back pain patients seeking care from chiropractors. Of 1614 chronic back and neck pain patients, less than a third of them had a goal of a permanent resolution to their pain. These patients had 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’s no secret that low back pain is a costly healthcare challenge regarding finances and quality of life. Back pain sufferers who have a high expectation of improvement experience a 58% greater chance of reporting improvement at the fourth chiropractic appointment. Your Eugene chiropractor knows the significance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes foretell short-term outcomes better than pain intensity, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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 puts forth realistic expectations to spine pain sufferers from the beginning. Many Eugene back pain patients who come to Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic and have dealt with their pain for a while are delighted at the prospect of 10% or 20% or 50% or more. They just want some semblance of their pre-pain life back even if it is walking around the block or going to the grocery store. Cox® Technic seeks 50% relief of pain within a month of care with patient cooperation on visits 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 managed. Our patients can count on Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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 Eugene 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.

 
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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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