Buffalo, NY Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That is a tough concept to bear when you are hurting. Then again, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is welcome. The Novelli Wellness Center treats many Buffalo, NY back pain and Buffalo, NY neck pain patients who suffer 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 want a “fix”. They desire 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 becomes 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 via on-going chiropractic care become appreciative patients. The Novelli Wellness Center sees them all the time. The healthcare “curative” model may not transform any time soon, but the patients’ healthcare services 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 end to their pain. These patients had 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 coming back, prevent it from getting worse, and experience temporary relief of their pain. These patients had lower pain levels for longer periods of 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 regarding finances as well as quality of life. Back pain sufferers who hold a high expectation of improvement have a 58% higher chance of reporting improvement at the fourth visit to the chiropractor. Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor recognizes the importance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes predict short-term outcomes better than the intensity of the pain, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) The Novelli Wellness Center describes expectations that will enhance 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 relays realistic expectations to spine pain sufferers from the beginning. Many Buffalo, NY back pain patients who come to The Novelli Wellness Center 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 semblance of their pre-pain life back even if it is walking around the block or making a trip to the grocery store. Cox® Technic seeks 50% relief of pain within 30 days of care with patient cooperation on appointments 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 is not achieved will be arranged. Our patients can rely on The Novelli Wellness Center to take care of them.

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

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 Buffalo, NY 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.

 
The Novelli Wellness Center 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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