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Chiropractic Care Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do West Palm Beach back pain sufferers want when they seek West Palm Beach back pain care? Back pain relief. How much West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach back pain patients and communicates what the spinal research literature documents as realistic outcomes of West Palm Beach back pain treatment and specifically West Palm Beach chiropractic outcomes of care following the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.


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 decreases as disability increases. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are communicated to West Palm Beach chiropractic patients at Chiropractic Care when the treatment plan is arranged.


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 West Palm Beach back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients comes in just a few visits to a week or two, West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach 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.

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