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Ashburn Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That is a difficult notion to take on when you are in pain. On the other hand, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is welcome. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn treats many Ashburn back pain and Ashburn neck pain patients who deal with chronic pain. Luckily, spine pain patients who opt for chiropractic care with realistic goals often find relief.


When patients visit doctors, they generally prefer a “fix”. They want to be “cured” from their illness be it a cold or a headache or an infection even their back pain or neck pain. Researchers wrote that medicine and healthcare mostly 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 come to the realization that their condition is theirs for life and that there is a way to control that pain via on-going chiropractic care evolve into appreciative patients. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn sees them daily. 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, fewer than a third of them had a goal of a permanent resolution to their pain. These patients experienced pain for a shorter time and believed in a medical cure. The rest of the patients sought on-going care to prevent the pain from returning, prevent it from getting worse, and experience temporary relief of their pain. These patients had less pain intensity for a longer time. (1) Patients’ hopes influence their pain relief.


It is no secret that low back pain is a costly healthcare challenge regarding finances as well as quality of life. Back pain sufferers who hold a high expectation of improvement experience a 58% higher chance of reporting improvement at the fourth visit to the chiropractor. Your Ashburn chiropractor knows the importance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes foretell short-term outcomes more effectively than the intensity of the pain, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares expectations that will enhance patients’ quality of life.


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 Ashburn back pain patients who come to Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn and have struggled 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 going to the grocery store. Cox® Technic aims for 50% relief of pain within a month 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 isn’t attained will be managed. Our patients can rely on Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 Ashburn 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.

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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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