Southern New Hampshire Back Pain Option: Control It

October 29, 2019

Control not cure. That’s a difficult view to bear when you are hurting. On the other hand, for many back pain and neck pain patients, any relief is acceptable. New Hampshire Spine and Sport treats many Southern New Hampshire back pain and Southern New Hampshire neck pain patients who deal with chronic pain. Luckily, spine pain patients who decide on chiropractic care with realistic goals often get relief.


When patients visit doctors, they generally prefer 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 become grateful patients. New Hampshire Spine and Sport sees them all the time. The healthcare “curative” model may not transform any time soon, but the patients’ healthcare options 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 believed in a medical cure. The rest of the patients looked for on-going care to avert the pain from returning, prevent it from getting worse, and get temporary relief of their pain. These patients had less pain intensity for longer periods of time. (1) Patients’ hopes impact their pain relief.


It is no secret that low back pain is a costly healthcare challenge with regards to finances and quality of life. Back pain sufferers who possess a high expectation of improvement enjoy a 58% greater chance of reporting improvement at the fourth visit to the chiropractor. Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor knows the significance of our back pain patients’ hopes and expectations. They foretell short-term outcomes more effectively than the intensity of the pain, self-rated health status or psychological status. (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport encourages expectations that will enhance patients’ quality of life.


50% relief is a quality of life improvement! The 50% Rule with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management puts forth realistic expectations to spine pain sufferers from the beginning. Many Southern New Hampshire back pain patients who come to New Hampshire Spine and Sport and have dealt with their pain for a while are delighted at the prospect of 10% or 20% or 50% or more. They just want some semblance of their pre-pain life back even if it’s walking to the mailbox or going to the grocery store. Cox® Technic seeks 50% relief of pain within 30 days 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 isn’t attained will be managed. Our patients can rely on New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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 Southern New Hampshire 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’s controlled you for too long.

New Hampshire Spine and Sport helps patients establish realistic goals and find some control of their back pain and neck pain so it doesn’t necessarily control them.