Palmer Chiropractic Center Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Lynchburg back pain sufferers desire when they seek Lynchburg back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Lynchburg 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 often expect 100%. A veteran back pain sufferer who has experienced a few back surgeries, numerous spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be thrilled with 50% or even 30%. Palmer Chiropractic Center invites all these Lynchburg back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature documents as realistic outcomes of Lynchburg back pain treatment and specifically Lynchburg 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 said to be “clinically relevant.” (1) Is that enough for you? Medical literature characterizes the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the least change in status a patient feels is 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 described as 30% reduction in disability. 55% reported 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 goes down as disability goes up. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are communicated to Lynchburg chiropractic patients at Palmer Chiropractic Center when the treatment plan is established.


In following the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Palmer Chiropractic Center and fellow chiropractors who utilize it aim for 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors don’t feel that is too lofty a target! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Palmer Chiropractic Center see higher percentages of improvement for many Lynchburg back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients comes in just a few visits to a couple weeks, Lynchburg chiropractic treatment carries on without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (unless progressive neurological deficits appear or cauda equina is present). 50% relief is often a welcome relief for Lynchburg back pain patients seeking a return to a quality of life that is satisfactory. This might include taking the dog for a walk or walking to the mailbox. Palmer Chiropractic Center strives to help patients attain realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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