Call us to set up an appointment! 360-260-6903

Vancouver Back Pain Patients Expect Results from Chiropractic Care

“I don’t want this pain to get worse.”

“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 different goals for their pain. The goal of healthcare policy is mostly curative. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Vancouver Disc Centers knows otherwise. We all want relief and some trace of control over how and when back pain and neck pain appear and disappear. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Vancouver Disc Centers’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 associate 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 quickly as possible. Vancouver Disc Centers is the Vancouver chiropractic place for back and neck pain patients. Vancouver Disc Centers is home of the Vancouver 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 recent 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 wished for the pain to disappear permanently and tended to have suffered with pain for a briefer period of time and hold a deeper belief in medical cure; they wanted a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients sought to stop their pain from coming back and were more likely to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients wanted to prevent their pain from getting worse. 31% of back pain and 41% of neck pain patients wished temporary relief of their pain. These last two sets 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 discrepancy from person to person contingent on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers need to recognize. (1) Such patient expectations are documented 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 fourth visit. (2) Certainly, having healthcare providers of various professions working as a team can raise low back pain patients’ chances of relief. (3) Today, the patient is the center of healthcare. Patient-centered care relies on patient-reported outcomes to tell the story. The patient’s perspective must always be considered. And when it comes to non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is key. (4) At Vancouver Disc Centers the Vancouver back pain patient is at the center of everything we do.

CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers

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 desiring pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eased his pain.

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

 
Vancouver Disc Centers takes into account patients’ expectations of the care they seek for their back pain and neck pain and seeks to meet them. 
« View All Featured Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."