The mind is a powerful thing!! It has been found that despite the form of treatment a patient is receiving, success or failure of said treatment depends largely on whether or not the patient “believes” the treatment approach will help them.

In a study done on cancer patients, by way of quality of life, those who participated in group therapy sessions throughout their treatment saw a higher quality of life throughout their time, not necessarily an increase in longevity though. “Those with a positive attitude had a higher quality of life and happiness, were more productive, and were less of a burden for those around them during the remaining time left in life, which was of great value”!

In researching the causes and prognosis of low back pain, researchers found “good evidence” in the roles of biological, psychological, and social factors. “For example, depression, anxiety, poor self-control of a condition, and self-limiting beliefs about future ability to work or physical activity are psychosocial factors studies have associated with poor outcomes”.

One of the most important things that factors into attitude when it comes to chiropractic care is that both you and your doctor share a common goal for improvement and full resolution of your complaint. You and your doctor are a team and must work as one, and both be working towards getting you better.

“Chiropractors are trained to consider the whole person, and NOT to segregate our back, neck, or extremity complain(s) from the rest of you, including the psychosocial aspects. How your back pain and/or other complaints affect you emotionally as well as physically are both very important! When pain becomes chronic, helping you learn how to control the condition rather than allowing the condition to control you is a common goal shared by both doctor and patient”.

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Dr. Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and their ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regiments to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule and appointment and visit their website to learn more about their services!