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Augusta Back Pain Patients Expect Results from Chiropractic Care

November 26, 2019

“I do not 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 assorted goals for their pain. Healthcare policy often relates to cure. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic’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 realize this, too. They associate their healthcare goals with their experience: there isn’t always a cure, but there is often control to avert pain episodes and relieving care to get through the pain episodes as fast as possible. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is the Augusta chiropractic home for back and neck pain patients. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is home of the Augusta back pain specialist.


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) revealed their goals for chiropractic care of their issues. About a third of them wished for the pain to cease permanently and were more likely to have experienced pain for a briefer period of time and have a stronger belief in medical cure; they sought a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients sought to stop their pain from coming back and were more likely to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients sought to keep their pain from getting worse. 31% of back pain and 41% of neck pain patients wanted temporary relief of their pain. These last two groups of patients tended 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 documented that patients with a high expectation of improvement were 58% more likely to report an improvement at the 4th visit. (2) Certainly, having healthcare providers of various professions working as a team can raise low back pain patients’ odds 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 must always be considered. And as for non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is key. (4) At Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic the Augusta 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 shares his story of being a back pain patient wanting pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eased his pain.

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

Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic considers patients’ expectations of the care they seek for their back pain and neck pain and seeks to meet them.