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Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Tonawanda back pain sufferers want when they seek Tonawanda back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Tonawanda 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 often expect 100%. A veteran back pain sufferer who has undergone a few back surgeries, some spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be delighted with 50% or even 30%. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation welcomes all these Tonawanda back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature reports as realistic outcomes of Tonawanda back pain treatment and specifically Tonawanda 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 adequate for you? Medical literature describes 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 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 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 goes down as disability increases. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are communicated to Tonawanda chiropractic patients at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation when the treatment plan is established.


In following the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation and fellow chiropractors who offer it aim for 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors don’t feel that is too lofty a goal! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation see higher percentages of improvement for many Tonawanda back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients results in just a few visits to a couple weeks, Tonawanda chiropractic treatment carries on without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (unless progressive neurological deficits occur or cauda equina is present). 50% relief is often a longed for relief for Tonawanda back pain patients looking for a return to a quality of life that is satisfactory. This might involve taking the dog for a walk or going to the mailbox. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation strives to help patients attain realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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Schedule your next Tonawanda chiropractic visit today. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation anticipates meeting patient expectations of Tonawanda back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) while also establishing reasonable expectations of back pain relief for each individual spine. 

The pain relief expectations of Tonawanda back pain patients influence their satisfaction with chiropractic care. What is realistic? 
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