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Chiropractic Care Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Chicago back pain sufferers desire when they seek Chicago back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Chicago back pain relief do they expect? 100%? 50%? That percentage differs with the back pain patient’s experience and past care. First time back pain sufferers many times expect 100%. A veteran back pain sufferer who has had a couple back surgeries, some spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be thrilled with 50% or even 30%. Chiropractic Care invites all these Chicago back pain patients and communicates what the spinal research literature documents as realistic outcomes of Chicago back pain treatment and specifically Chicago chiropractic outcomes of care following the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

YOUR EXPECTATION OF Chicago BACK PAIN RELIEF

How much improvement do you expect from your back pain treatment? 30% is held to be “clinically relevant.” (1) Is that enough for you? Medical literature defines the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the slightest change in outcome a patient sees as meaningful to him or her. That difference is defined as 30% improvement in self-reported pain or function by a study of 743 patients. (2)  In another study of 609 back-related leg pain and sciatica patients, good outcome is explained to be 30% reduction in disability. 55% stated such improvement at 12 months of care. (3) The expectation of 5443 patients who had spine surgery for low back degenerative disc disease for pain and disability reduction was met for 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction goes down as disability increases. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are communicated to Chicago chiropractic patients at Chiropractic Care when the treatment plan is arranged.

CHIROPRACTIC COX® TECHNIC OUTCOMES FOR BACK PAIN

In adhering to the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Chiropractic Care and fellow chiropractors who offer it seek 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors do not see this as too lofty a target! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Chiropractic Care observe higher percentages of improvement for many Chicago back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients comes in just a few visits to a week or two, Chicago chiropractic treatment continues without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (unless progressive neurological deficits are seen or cauda equina is present). 50% relief is frequently a welcome relief for Chicago back pain patients looking for a return to a quality of life that is satisfactory. This might involve walking the dog or walking to the mailbox. Chiropractic Care strives to help patients achieve realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

CONTACT Chiropractic Care

Schedule your next Chicago chiropractic visit today. Chiropractic Care anticipates meeting patient expectations of Chicago back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) as well as establishing reasonable expectations of back pain relief for each patient’s spine. 

 
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