West Des Moines Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That’s a tough notion to bear when you are in pain. Then again, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is acceptable. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa treats many West Des Moines back pain and West Des Moines neck pain patients who deal with chronic pain. Fortunately, spine pain patients who opt for chiropractic care with realistic goals often find relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients go to doctors, they generally seek 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 develops into the goal of care. Back and neck pain patients who realize that their condition is theirs for life and that there is a way to control that pain by on-going chiropractic care turn into appreciative patients. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa sees them all the time. The healthcare “curative” model may not change 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 1/3rd of them had a goal of a permanent end to their pain. These patients experienced pain for a shorter time and sought a medical cure. The rest of the patients looked for on-going care to prevent the pain from coming back, prevent it from getting worse, and get temporary relief of their pain. These patients had lower pain levels for a longer time. (1) Patients’ hopes influence 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 possess a high expectation of improvement enjoy a 58% greater chance of reporting improvement at the fourth chiropractic appointment. Your West Des Moines chiropractor knows the significance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. They predict short-term outcomes better than the intensity of the pain, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa encourages 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 from the beginning. Many West Des Moines back pain patients who come to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 to the mailbox or going to the grocery store. Cox® Technic seeks 50% relief of pain within 30 days of care with patient cooperation on appointments and at-home recommendations 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 is not attained will be managed. Our patients can rely on Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to take care of them.

CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

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 West Des Moines 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 is nice to have some control of the pain that has controlled you for too long.

 
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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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