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Goals question verbage?

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    Matthew Ellerbrock

      In order to eek out some expectations or goals from a patient what is some of your best questions you would ask the patient during the consultation. I am sure there are some good ones out there-

      I use “If you had one activity that you cannot do right now due to this problem and wanted to do pain free again what would it be?”

      “On a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being best) what do you think your odds are of fixing this problem?”

      “What would have to happen for you to feel this problem was completely solved”

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      Drew Ruebbelke
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        I ask them straight forward what their goals are after summarizing their problem. Something like this:

        You have had low back pain for 10 years, and you’ve been to 5 different providers with no relief. What are your goals with treatment, activity, or in general? What are you looking to achieve?

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