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Toronto Back Pain Option: Control It

Control not cure. That’s a difficult concept to accept when you are in pain. Then again, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is acceptable. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre treats many Toronto back pain and Toronto neck pain patients who deal 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 usually want 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 becomes 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 evolve into appreciative patients. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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 a third of them had a goal of a permanent resolution to their pain. These patients experienced pain for a shorter time and sought a medical cure. The rest of the patients looked for on-going care to prevent the pain from returning, prevent it from getting worse, and have temporary relief of their pain. These patients had less pain intensity for a longer time. (1) Patients’ hopes influence their pain relief.

HOPES OF BACK PAIN PATIENTS

It’s no secret that low back pain is a costly healthcare challenge regarding finances as well as quality of life. Back pain sufferers who have a high expectation of improvement enjoy a 58% higher chance of reporting improvement at the fourth visit to the chiropractor. Your Toronto chiropractor knows the importance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. These hopes foretell short-term outcomes better than the intensity of the pain, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre encourages 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 at the start of care. Many Toronto back pain patients who come to Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre and have dealt with their pain for some time already are delighted at the prospect of 10% or 20% or 50% or more. They just want some trace of their pre-pain life back even if it is walking to the mailbox or going to the grocery store. Cox® Technic seeks 50% relief of pain within a month of care with patient cooperation on visits and at-home recommendations 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 achieved will be managed. Our patients can count on Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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 Toronto 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’s controlled you for too long.

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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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