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New Roads Chiropractic Center Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do New Roads back pain sufferers desire when they seek New Roads back pain care? Back pain relief. How much New Roads back pain relief do they expect? 100%? 50%? That percentage varies with the back pain patient’s experience and preceding care. First time back pain sufferers many times expect 100%. A veteran back pain sufferer who has experienced a couple back surgeries, several spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be delighted with 50% or even 30%. New Roads Chiropractic Center invites all these New Roads back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature reports as realistic outcomes of New Roads back pain treatment and specifically New Roads chiropractic outcomes of care following the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.


How much improvement do you want from your back pain treatment? 30% is said to be “clinically relevant.” (1) Is that enough for you? Medical literature characterizes the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the smallest change in status a patient sees as meaningful to him or her. That difference is defined 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 described as 30% reduction in disability. 55% stated such improvement at 12 months of care. (3) The expectation of 5443 patients who underwent 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 rises. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are communicated to New Roads chiropractic patients at New Roads Chiropractic Center when the treatment plan is set up.


In following the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, New Roads Chiropractic Center and fellow chiropractors who offer it seek 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors don’t see this as too lofty a target! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at New Roads Chiropractic Center observe higher percentages of improvement for many New Roads back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients comes in just a couple visits to a week or two, New Roads chiropractic treatment continues without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (except if progressive neurological deficits are seen or cauda equina exists). 50% relief is often a longed for relief for New Roads back pain patients seeking a return to a quality of life that is acceptable. This might include taking the dog for a walk or walking to the mailbox. New Roads Chiropractic Center tries to help patients attain realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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The pain relief expectations of New Roads back pain patients influence their satisfaction with chiropractic care. What’s realistic? 
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