Apple Country Chiropractic Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Williamson back pain sufferers want when they seek Williamson back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Williamson 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 gone through a couple back surgeries, several spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be thrilled with 50% or even 30%. Apple Country Chiropractic welcomes all these Williamson back pain patients and communicates what the spinal research literature reports as realistic outcomes of Williamson back pain treatment and specifically Williamson chiropractic outcomes of care using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.


How much improvement do you want from your back pain treatment? 30% is reported to be “clinically relevant.” (1) Is that enough for you? Medical literature defines the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the slightest change in outcome a patient feels is meaningful to him or her. That difference is described 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 explained to be 30% reduction in disability. 55% stated such improvement at 12 months of care. (3) The expectation of 5443 patients who underwent spine surgery for low back degenerative disc disease for pain and disability reduction was experienced by 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction decreases as disability goes up. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are communicated to Williamson chiropractic patients at Apple Country Chiropractic when the treatment plan is set up.


In adhering to the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Apple Country Chiropractic and fellow chiropractors who use it seek 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors do not feel that is too lofty a target! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Apple Country Chiropractic see higher percentages of improvement for many Williamson back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients results in just a couple visits to a couple weeks, Williamson chiropractic treatment continues without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (except if progressive neurological deficits appear or cauda equina is present). 50% relief is often a timely relief for Williamson back pain patients looking for a return to a quality of life that is acceptable. This might include taking the dog for a walk or walking to the mailbox. Apple Country Chiropractic tries to help patients achieve realistic and sustainable outcomes of care.

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Schedule your next Williamson chiropractic appointment today. Apple Country Chiropractic works to meet patient expectations of Williamson back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) while also forming reasonable expectations of back pain relief for each individual spine. 

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