Back And Neck Care Center Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Severna Park back pain sufferers want when they seek Severna Park back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Severna Park back pain relief do they expect? 100%? 50%? That percentage varies 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 gone through a couple back surgeries, numerous spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be thrilled with 50% or even 30%. Back And Neck Care Center invites all these Severna Park back pain patients and communicates what the spinal research literature documents as realistic outcomes of Severna Park back pain treatment and specifically Severna Park chiropractic outcomes of care using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.


How much improvement do you expect from your back pain treatment? 30% is reported 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 feels is meaningful to him or her. That difference is described 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 described as 30% reduction in disability. 55% stated such improvement at 12 months of care. (3) The expectation of 5443 patients who had spine surgery for lumbar spine degenerative disc disease for pain and disability reduction was met for 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction decreases as disability goes up. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are shared with Severna Park chiropractic patients at Back And Neck Care Center when the treatment plan is set up.


In following the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Back And Neck Care Center and fellow chiropractors who use it aim for 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors don’t feel that is too high a target! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Back And Neck Care Center witness higher percentages of improvement for many Severna Park back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients comes in just a couple visits to a week or two, Severna Park chiropractic treatment carries on without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (except if progressive neurological deficits occur or cauda equina exists). 50% relief is frequently a welcome relief for Severna Park back pain patients seeking a return to a quality of life that is acceptable. This might include walking the dog or walking to the mailbox. Back And Neck Care Center tries to help patients achieve realistic and sustainable outcomes of care.

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