Vancouver Back Pain Patients Expect Results from Chiropractic Care

“I don’t want this pain to get 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 tend to have varying goals for their pain. The goal of healthcare policy is mostly curative. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Vancouver Spine Care Centre knows otherwise. We all want relief and some trace of control over how and when back pain and neck pain arise and go away. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Vancouver Spine Care Centre’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 gone through a few episodes with either condition realize this, too. They align their healthcare goals with their experience: there isn’t 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. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is the Vancouver chiropractic home for back and neck pain patients. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is home of the Vancouver back pain specialist.

PATIENT EXPECTATIONS: HOW THEY INFLUENCE AND HOW THEY’RE MET

Chiropractic back pain specialists know their back pain and neck pain sufferers well. A recent study of 1614 patients suffering with chronic low back pain (885) and chronic neck pain (729) reported their goals for chiropractic care of their issues. About a third of them wished for the pain to disappear permanently and were more likely to have had pain for a shorter time and have a stronger belief in medical cure; they wanted a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients wished to prevent their pain from returning 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 wished temporary relief of their pain. These last two groups 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 recognize. (1) Such patient expectations are reported 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 apt to report an improvement at the fourth visit. (2) Surely, having an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers working together can boost low back pain patients’ chances of relief. (3) Today, the patient is the center of healthcare. Patient-centered care relies on patient-reported outcomes to tell the story. The patient’s perspective needs to always be considered. And when it comes to non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is key. (4) At Vancouver Spine Care Centre the Vancouver 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 shares his story of being a back pain patient wanting pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eased his pain.

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

 
Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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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