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Toronto Back Pain Patients Expect Results from Chiropractic Care

“I don’t want this pain to worsen.”

“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 have a tendency to have different goals for their pain. Healthcare policy often relates to cure. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows otherwise. We all want relief and some semblance of control over how and when back pain and neck pain arise and go away. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre’s chiropractic care examines a problem like back and neck pain and acknowledges 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 associate 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 episodes as quickly as possible. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is the Toronto chiropractic place for back and neck pain patients. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is home of the Toronto 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 conditions. About a third of them wished for the pain to go away permanently and tended to have had pain for a shorter time and hold a stronger belief in medical cure; they sought a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients wished to prevent their pain from returning and were more likely to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients wished 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 groups 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 depending on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers really should understand. (1) Such patient expectations are documented to predict short-term outcomes of chiropractic care for low back pain. Another study detailed 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 together can raise low back pain patients’ likelihoods of relief. (3) Today, the patient is the focus for healthcare providers. Patient-centered care depends on patient-reported outcomes to tell the story. The patient’s perspective needs to always be taken into account. And as for non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is key. (4) At Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre the Toronto back pain patient is at the center of all 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 details his story of being a back pain patient desiring pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped him.

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

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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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