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McHenry Back Pain Patients Expect Results from Chiropractic Care

“I do not want this pain to worsen.”

“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. Spengel Chiropractic knows otherwise. We all want relief and some hint of control over how and when back pain and neck pain arise and go away. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Spengel Chiropractic’s chiropractic care examines 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 gone through a few episodes with either condition realize this, too. They align their healthcare goals with their experience: there is not always a cure, but there is often control to avert pain episodes and relieving care to get through the pain bouts as fast as possible. Spengel Chiropractic is the McHenry chiropractic home for back and neck pain patients. Spengel Chiropractic is home of the McHenry 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 wished for the pain to end forever and tended to have had pain for a briefer period of time and hold a deeper belief in medical cure; they wanted a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients wanted to prevent their pain from coming back and were more likely to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients sought to stop their pain from getting worse. 31% of back pain and 41% of neck pain patients wanted temporary relief of their pain. These last two groups of patients tended to have experienced 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 recognize. (1) Such patient expectations are written 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 likely to report an improvement at the 4th visit. (2) Certainly, having healthcare providers of various professions working as a team can raise low back pain patients’ chances of relief. (3) Today, the patient is the focus for healthcare providers. Patient-centered care depends on patient-reported outcomes to tell the story. The patient’s perspective must always be considered. And as for non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is key. (4) At Spengel Chiropractic the McHenry back pain patient is at the center of all 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 wanting pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eased his pain.

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

 
Spengel Chiropractic takes into account patients’ expectations of the care they seek for their back pain and neck pain and seeks to meet them. 
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