Moses Chiropractic Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do West Palm Beach back pain sufferers want when they seek West Palm Beach back pain care? Back pain relief. How much West Palm Beach back pain relief do they expect? 100%? 50%? That percentage differs 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 few back surgeries, numerous spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be delighted with 50% or even 30%. Moses Chiropractic welcomes all these West Palm Beach back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature reports as realistic outcomes of West Palm Beach back pain treatment and specifically West Palm Beach chiropractic outcomes of care using 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 enough for you? Medical literature defines the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the smallest 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 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 explained to be 30% reduction in disability. 55% reported 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 shared with West Palm Beach chiropractic patients at Moses Chiropractic when the treatment plan is set up.


In following the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Moses Chiropractic and fellow chiropractors who use it seek 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors do not see this as too high a target! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Moses Chiropractic see higher percentages of improvement for many West Palm Beach back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients comes in just a couple visits to a couple weeks, West Palm Beach chiropractic treatment continues 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 West Palm Beach back pain patients seeking a return to a quality of life that is acceptable. This might incorporate taking the dog for a walk or going to the mailbox. Moses Chiropractic tries to help patients achieve realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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