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Soft Health and Healing Clinic Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Brooks back pain sufferers want when they seek Brooks back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Brooks 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 often expect 100%. A veteran back pain sufferer who has experienced a few back surgeries, some spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be thrilled with 50% or even 30%. Soft Health and Healing Clinic invites all these Brooks back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature reports as realistic outcomes of Brooks back pain treatment and specifically Brooks chiropractic outcomes of care following the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

YOUR EXPECTATION OF Brooks BACK PAIN RELIEF

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 defines the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the least 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 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 experienced by 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction decreases as disability rises. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are communicated to Brooks chiropractic patients at Soft Health and Healing Clinic when the treatment plan is arranged.

CHIROPRACTIC COX® TECHNIC OUTCOMES FOR BACK PAIN

In going by the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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 goal! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Soft Health and Healing Clinic observe higher percentages of improvement for many Brooks back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients comes in just a few visits to a week or two, Brooks chiropractic treatment carries on without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (unless progressive neurological deficits appear or cauda equina exists). 50% relief is often a welcome relief for Brooks back pain patients seeking a return to a quality of life that is satisfactory. This might incorporate walking the dog or walking to the mailbox. Soft Health and Healing Clinic tries to help patients attain realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic

Schedule your next Brooks chiropractic visit today. Soft Health and Healing Clinic anticipates meeting patient expectations of Brooks back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) as well as establishing realistic expectations of back pain relief for each patient’s spine. 

 
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