“How many visits will I have to make, doc?” A familiar question for your Easley chiropractor. Chiropractic care at Young Chiropractic goes by an evidence-based algorithm of care backed by clinical research that goes back to the 1970’s: The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Newer research confirms the system and its goals in which Easley chiropractic patients can find calm as they heal.
Easley chiropractic patients would not be chiropractic patients if it did not produce beneficial results. The latest study of who uses chiropractic was completed in Malaysia: 35% of Malayasians visited chiropractic. Though it was very lower than traditional and complementary medicine care usage there, it is a good percent! (1) About 25% of U.S. residents pursued chiropractic for neck and back pain care. 35 million U.S. adults went to a chiropractor in the last 12 months. (2) That number is expanding as additional people seek and find a non-surgical, conservative approach to pain relief in chiropractic knowing that it may require a few visits to get relief. Young Chiropractic is committed to setting a realistic treatment plan for the best possible outcome.
RECENT RESEARCH RESULTS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE AT 3 MONTHS
Curious about how many chiropractic visits patients use and the outcomes? A recent study found that in 1,362 chronic low back pain patients and 1,214 chronic neck pain patients’ function improved and back and neck pain reduced with chiropractic care in three months. Those who reported worse pain at first had more chiropractic visits. Chronic low back pain sufferers with more than one visit a week benefitted more. At 3 months, chronic back and neck pain patients were getting better slowly, may have even reached maximum improvement, and were quite possibly managing their chronic pain using a variety of chiropractic visit frequencies. (3) That is our goal, too, at Young Chiropractic: educate our Easley back pain and neck pain patients about how they can support themselves with pain management and prevention! With Cox® Technic, 12 visits and 29 days were the mean days and visits to improvement in a study of 1000 patients. Disc herniations took a bit longer and needed more visits than sprain/strains. (4) Young Chiropractic presents statistics like this to help our chiropractic patients make realistic expectations.
REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS WITH CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Easley chronic neck and back pain patients are realistic. Despite health policy today that seems to want a cure for whatever is wrong, most chronic spine pain patients want pain management that they understand will require ongoing care rather than “cure” from their chiropractic care. (5) Cox® Technic implemented at Young Chiropractic has always presented the idea of “control not cure” when it comes to most neck pain and back pain issues. It resonates with neck pain and back pain sufferers who have looked for care from a variety of different providers that they understand it. The 50% Rule of Cox® Technic makes sense to them: 50% relief in 30 days or referral for imaging or other consultation, 50% relief reduces the visit frequency by 50%, 50% relief changes the treatment from Protocol I to Protocol II, etc. The chiropractic care system of Cox® Technic follows an established algorithm that offers patients realistic expectations.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Tony Barton on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates his care of a nurse suffering with chronic back pain that The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management relieved.
Make your next Easley chiropractic appointment soon. We will work together to maximize your improvement and establish your home care plan for continued pain relief and prevention in the fewest realistic visits possible!