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Largo Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That is a difficult concept to accept when you are in pain. On the other hand, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is welcome. Hollstrom & Associates Inc treats many Largo back pain and Largo neck pain patients who suffer with chronic pain. Luckily, spine pain patients who decide on 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 ailment be it a cold or a headache or an infection even their back pain or neck pain. Researchers explained that medicine and healthcare mostly 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 via on-going chiropractic care become grateful patients. Hollstrom & Associates Inc sees them all the time. 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 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 have temporary relief of their pain. These patients had lower pain levels for a longer time. (1) Patients’ hopes affect their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It’s no secret that low back pain is a costly healthcare challenge with regards to finances as well as quality of life. Back pain sufferers who have a high expectation of improvement have a 58% higher chance of reporting improvement at the fourth visit to the chiropractor. Your Largo chiropractor knows the importance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes predict short-term outcomes better than pain intensity, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares expectations that will enhance 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 relays realistic expectations to spine pain sufferers from the beginning. Many Largo back pain patients who come to Hollstrom & Associates Inc and have dealt with their pain for some time already are delighted at the prospect of 10% or 20% or 50% or more. They just desire some semblance of their pre-pain life back even if it’s walking around the block or making a trip 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 assures both the back pain sufferer and the physician that the “next thing” to do if relief is not achieved will be arranged. Our patients can rely on Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 Largo 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.

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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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