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Soft Health and Healing Clinic Offers Realistic Back Pain Relief Expectations

Let’s be honest. You want 100% relief of your Brooks back pain and have it never return. Heck, you didn’t want it to befall in the first place! Well, Soft Health and Healing Clinic wants that for you, also. But reality intervenes. The research comes out. Realistic expectations are defined. Documented treatment outcomes lead you and Soft Health and Healing Clinic as we move together toward healing and improved quality of life with back pain.

MEDICAL CLINICAL EXPECTATION

Medicine today says 30% minimal clinical improvement as good enough to merit the use of a treatment approach. (1) The “minimal clinically important difference” is an indicator of the effectiveness of treatment. In a large review of published reports, the relative percent was found to be 32%. (2) “Good” outcome of medical primary care for sciatica and leg pain was just 30% reduction in disability. 55% of patients were improved at one year. (1) Another researcher group reported that a 20 point move on a 100 point scale is a good outcome.  A change of 19% on an Oswestry pain scale and 2 points on a 10 points visual analogue scale is thought to be successful reduction in pain for a patient with continued postoperative spine pain. (3) Soft Health and Healing Clinic knows Brooks back pain patients want more relief than that. Setting up realistic expectations from the beginning enhances the odds of a satisfactory outcome for our Brooks chiropractic patients.

CHIROPRACTIC ROLE IN BACK PAIN RELIEF

Chiropractic is often classified as alternative medicine. Chiropractic seeks to take care of the source of spine-related pain with spine treatment, exercise, nutrition, etc., whereas allopathic medicine focuses on the removal of the offending cause of pain by drug or invasive methods. (4) One study comparing the two approaches showed that at 2 months of care, older adults with lumbar spine stenosis treated with manual therapy and exercise fared better than medical care and group exercise. (5) Another paper about older adults with back pain reported 50% improvement in back pain and 43% in disability after 2 years of care. The honest truth: fewer than 20% of these patients had complete resolution of pain and disability, but they were better. (6) Soft Health and Healing Clinic assists many Brooks back pain and stenosis patients honestly set realistic expectations for clinical improvement of their back pain conditions undergoing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

CLINICAL OUTCOMES WITH COX® TECHNIC

Cox® Technic has always sought at least 50% relief within 30 days before doing another treatment protocol or ordering more advanced imaging tests or referral for surgical consultation (as long as there is no sign of progressive neurological deficit or caudal equina syndrome/change in bowel or urinary function which would call for a more immediate action). (7) For years, 50% didn’t seem like enough. Today, it is amazing relief compared with the new medical and surgical expectation of 20% to 30% relief. One more recent study reports even more relief with Cox® Technic: Spinal stenosis patients improved in pain by 76% and disability by 73%. (8) How might such improvement come? Horizontal traction was shown much more effective in increasing disc height of lower lumbar discs. (9) Cox® Technic distraction manipulation was found to enlarge the area by 28%. (10) Soft Health and Healing Clinic has cared for many Brooks back pain patients whose 20% relief of pain thrilled them as it allowed them to walk in the park or go to the grocery store or play with the grandkids.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Wanda Lopez on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson whose patient was overjoyed just being able to take a walk in Central Park without pain.

CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic

Schedule your next chiropractic appointment at Soft Health and Healing Clinic today. We will be honest. We will discuss treatment outcome expectations with you. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is on your side and committed to helping you realize the Brooks back pain relief you want.

Soft Health and Healing Clinic treats back pain patients who want 100% relief of pain and gently tempers those expectations to assure them of improved quality of life. 
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