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Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do St. Francisville back pain sufferers want when they seek St. Francisville back pain care? Back pain relief. How much St. Francisville 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 often expect 100%. A veteran back pain sufferer who has had a couple back surgeries, several spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be delighted with 50% or even 30%. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville welcomes all these St. Francisville back pain patients and communicates what the spinal research literature reports as realistic outcomes of St. Francisville back pain treatment and specifically St. Francisville chiropractic outcomes of care using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

YOUR EXPECTATION OF St. Francisville BACK PAIN RELIEF

How much improvement do you want 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 status a patient feels is meaningful to him or her. That difference is described as 30% improvement in self-reported pain or function as a result of a study of 743 patients. (2)  In another study of 609 back-related leg pain and sciatica patients, good outcome is defined 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 low back degenerative disc disease for pain and disability reduction was experienced by 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction decreases as disability goes up. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are communicated to St. Francisville chiropractic patients at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville when the treatment plan is arranged.

CHIROPRACTIC COX® TECHNIC OUTCOMES FOR BACK PAIN

In going by the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville and fellow chiropractors who utilize it aim for 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors don’t see this as too high a goal! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville witness higher percentages of improvement for many St. Francisville back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients comes in just a couple visits to a couple weeks, St. Francisville chiropractic treatment carries on without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (except if progressive neurological deficits are seen or cauda equina exists). 50% relief is often a long-awaited relief for St. Francisville back pain patients looking for a return to a quality of life that is satisfactory. This might incorporate walking the dog or going to the mailbox. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville strives to help patients attain realistic and sustainable outcomes of care.

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Schedule your next St. Francisville chiropractic appointment today. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville anticipates meeting patient expectations of St. Francisville back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) while also forming reasonable expectations of back pain relief for each individual spine. 

 
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