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Largo 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 have a tendency to have assorted goals for their pain. Healthcare policy often relates to cure. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows otherwise. We all want relief and some semblance of control over how and when back pain and neck pain appear and disappear. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Hollstrom & Associates Inc’s chiropractic care looks at a problem like back and neck pain and acknowledges that often there is no “cure,” but there is “control.” Back pain and neck pain patients who have had a few bouts 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 avert pain episodes and relieving care to get through the pain episodes as quickly as possible. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is the Largo chiropractic home for back and neck pain patients. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is home of the Largo 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 newly released 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 wanted the pain to disappear forever and were more likely to have suffered with 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 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 sought temporary relief of their pain. These last two groups of patients were more likely 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 understand. (1) Such patient expectations are written to predict short-term outcomes of chiropractic care for low back pain. Another study documented that patients with a high expectation of improvement were 58% more likely to report an improvement at the 4th visit. (2) Certainly, having an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers working together can raise low back pain patients’ odds of relief. (3) Today, the patient is the focus for healthcare providers. Patient-centered care relies 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 essential. (4) At Hollstrom & Associates Inc the Largo 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 history of being a back pain patient wanting pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped him.

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

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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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