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Montreal Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That is a difficult view to take on when you are in pain. On the other hand, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is welcome. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic treats many Montreal back pain and Montreal neck pain patients who suffer with chronic pain. Fortunately, spine pain patients who opt for chiropractic care with realistic goals often get relief.

CURE vs MANAGEMENT

When patients visit doctors, they usually seek a “fix”. They desire to be “cured” from their ailment be it a cold or a headache or an infection even their back pain or neck pain. Researchers explained that medicine and healthcare primarily 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 realize that their condition is theirs for life and that there is help for containing that pain by on-going chiropractic care turn into grateful patients. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic sees them daily. The healthcare “curative” model may not change 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 1/3rd of them had a goal of a permanent end to their pain. These patients experienced pain for a shorter time and sought 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 have temporary relief of their pain. These patients had lower pain levels for longer periods of time. (1) Patients’ hopes impact their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It’s no secret that low back pain is an expensive healthcare challenge regarding finances and quality of life. Back pain sufferers who hold a high expectation of improvement enjoy a 58% greater chance of reporting improvement at the fourth visit to the chiropractor. Your Montreal chiropractor recognizes the importance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes predict short-term outcomes better than pain intensity, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic describes expectations that will improve 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 Montreal back pain patients who come to Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic and have struggled with their pain for some time already are thrilled with the prospect of 10% or 20% or 50% or more. They just want 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 visits and at-home suggestions of exercise and/or nutrition. The 50% Rule also ensures both the back pain sufferer and the physician that the “next thing” to do if relief is not attained will be managed. Our patients can rely on Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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 Montreal 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 has controlled you for too long.

 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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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