Buffalo, NY Back Pain Patients Expect Results from Chiropractic Care

“I do not 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 varying goals for their pain. The goal of healthcare policy is mostly curative. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. The Novelli Wellness Center knows otherwise. We all want relief and some hint of control over how and when back pain and neck pain appear and disappear. Chiropractic care is for these patients. The Novelli Wellness Center’s chiropractic care looks at 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 episodes with either condition acknowledge this, too. They align their healthcare goals with their experience: there is not always a cure, but there is often control to avert pain episodes and relieving care to get through the pain bouts as fast as possible. The Novelli Wellness Center is the Buffalo, NY chiropractic home for back and neck pain patients. The Novelli Wellness Center is home of the Buffalo, NY 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) found their goals for chiropractic care of their conditions. About a third of them wanted the pain to go away permanently and were more likely 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 returning and tended to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients wanted 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 sets 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 discrepancy from person to person contingent on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers need to 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 boost low back pain patients’ likelihoods 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 must always be taken into account. And as for non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is vital. (4) At The Novelli Wellness Center the Buffalo, NY 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 desiring pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eased his pain.

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

 
The Novelli Wellness Center 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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