Baton Rouge Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That is a challenging concept to take on when you are in pain. Then again, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is acceptable. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation treats many Baton Rouge back pain and Baton Rouge neck pain patients who deal with chronic pain. Fortunately, spine pain patients who decide on chiropractic care with realistic goals often obtain relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients visit doctors, they usually prefer 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 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 realize that their condition is theirs for life and that there is help for containing that pain by on-going chiropractic care become appreciative patients. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation sees them daily. 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 1/3rd of them had a goal of a permanent end to their pain. These patients had pain for a shorter time and sought a medical cure. The rest of the patients looked for on-going care to avert the pain from returning, prevent it from getting worse, and get temporary relief of their pain. These patients had lower pain levels for longer periods of time. (1) Patients’ hopes impact their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It’s no secret that low back pain is an expensive healthcare challenge considering finances as well as quality of life. Back pain sufferers who have a high expectation of improvement experience a 58% higher chance of reporting improvement at the fourth visit to the chiropractor. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor recognizes the significance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes predict short-term outcomes more effectively than pain intensity, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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 at the start of care. Many Baton Rouge back pain patients who come to Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation and have dealt with their pain for some time already are thrilled with the prospect of 10% or 20% or 50% or more. They just desire some trace of their pre-pain life back even if it’s walking around the block or going to the grocery store. Cox® Technic aims for 50% relief of pain within 30 days of care with patient cooperation on visits and at-home suggestions of exercise and/or nutrition. The 50% Rule also ensures both the back pain sufferer and the physician that the “next thing” to do if relief isn’t achieved will be arranged. Our patients can count on Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation to take care of them.

CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation

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 Baton Rouge 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.

 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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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