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Ashburn 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 tend to have assorted goals for their pain. Healthcare policy often relates to cure. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows otherwise. We all want relief and some trace of control over how and when back pain and neck pain develop and ease. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn’s chiropractic care examines 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 experienced 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 prevent pain episodes and relieving care to get through the pain bouts as fast as possible. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is the Ashburn chiropractic home for back and neck pain patients. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is home of the Ashburn back pain specialist.

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

Chiropractic back pain specialists know their back pain and neck pain patients well. A newly released study of 1614 patients experiencing chronic low back pain (885) and chronic neck pain (729) reported their goals for chiropractic care of their conditions. About a third of them wanted the pain to cease forever and tended to have experienced pain for a shorter time and hold a stronger belief in medical cure; they sought a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients wished to stop their pain from returning and tended 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 difference from person to person depending on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers really should understand. (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 likely to report an improvement at the 4th visit. (2) Certainly, having an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers working as a team can raise low back pain patients’ odds of relief. (3) Today, the patient is the center of healthcare. Patient-centered care depends on patient-reported outcomes to tell the story. The patient’s perspective needs to always be taken into account. And as for non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is essential. (4) At Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn the Ashburn 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 helped him.

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

 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn considers patients’ expectations of the care they seek for their back pain and neck pain and seeks to meet them. 
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