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Mandeville Chiropractic Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Mandeville back pain sufferers desire when they seek Mandeville back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Mandeville back pain relief do they expect? 100%? 50%? That percentage differs with the back pain patient’s experience and past care. First time back pain sufferers often expect 100%. A veteran back pain sufferer who has gone through a few back surgeries, some spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be thrilled with 50% or even 30%. Mandeville Chiropractic invites all these Mandeville back pain patients and communicates what the spinal research literature reports as realistic outcomes of Mandeville back pain treatment and specifically Mandeville 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 held to be “clinically relevant.” (1) Is that adequate for you? Medical literature describes the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the least 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 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 defined 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 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 increases. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are communicated to Mandeville chiropractic patients at Mandeville Chiropractic when the treatment plan is established.


In following the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Mandeville Chiropractic and fellow chiropractors who offer it aim for 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors don’t feel that is too lofty a goal! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Mandeville Chiropractic see higher percentages of improvement for many Mandeville back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients results in just a couple visits to a week or two, Mandeville chiropractic treatment carries on without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (except if progressive neurological deficits occur or cauda equina exists). 50% relief is frequently a welcome relief for Mandeville 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 going to the mailbox. Mandeville Chiropractic tries to help patients attain realistic and sustainable outcomes of care.

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