Let us be honest. You want 100% relief of your Easley back pain and have it never return. Heck, you did not want it to occur in the first place! Well, Young Chiropractic wants that for you, also. But reality interferes. The research comes out. Realistic expectations are defined. Standard treatment outcomes guide you and Young Chiropractic as we travel together toward healing and improved quality of life with back pain.
MEDICAL CLINICAL EXPECTATION
Medicine today reports 30% minimal clinical improvement as good enough to merit the use of a treatment approach. (1) The “minimal clinically important difference” is a marker of the value of treatment. In a large review of published reports, the relative percent was revealed as 32%. (2) “Good” outcome of medical primary care for sciatica and leg pain was only 30% reduction in disability. 55% of patients were improved at one year. (1) Another set of researchers reported that a 20 point move on a 100 point scale is a good outcome. A modification of 19% on an Oswestry pain scale and 2 points on a 10 points visual analogue scale is thought to be successful reduction in pain for a patient with continued postoperative spine pain. (3) Young Chiropractic knows Easley back pain patients want more relief than that. Setting up realistic expectations from the start of treatment enhances the chances of a satisfactory outcome for our Easley chiropractic patients.
CHIROPRACTIC ROLE IN BACK PAIN RELIEF
Chiropractic is often grouped with alternative medicine. Chiropractic strives to address the source of spine-related pain with spine treatment, exercise, nutrition, etc., whereas allopathic medicine focuses on the removal of the offending cause of pain by drug or invasive methods. (4) One study comparing the two approaches demonstrated that at 2 months of care, older adults with lumbar spine stenosis treated with manual therapy and exercise fared better than medical care and group exercise. (5) Another paper about older adults with back pain stated 50% improvement in back pain and 43% in disability after 2 years of care. The honest truth: fewer than 20% of these patients had complete resolution of pain and disability, but they were better. (6) Young Chiropractic assists many Easley back pain and stenosis patients honestly establish realistic expectations for clinical improvement of their back pain conditions using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CLINICAL OUTCOMES WITH COX® TECHNIC
Cox® Technic has always sought at least 50% relief within 30 days before trying another treatment protocol or arranging appointments for more advanced imaging tests or referral for surgical consultation (always making sure that there is no evidence of progressive neurological deficit or caudal equina syndrome/change in bowel or urinary function which would call for a more immediate action). (7) For years, 50% didn’t seem like enough. Today, it’s amazing relief compared with the new medical and surgical expectation of 20% to 30% relief. One more recent study documents even more relief with Cox® Technic: Spinal stenosis patients improved in pain by 76% and disability by 73%. (8) How might such improvement come? Horizontal traction was reported to be much more effective in enlarging disc height of lower lumbar discs. (9) Cox® Technic distraction manipulation was found to enlarge the area by 28%. (10) Young Chiropractic has cared for many Easley back pain patients whose 20% relief of pain excited them as it allowed them to walk in the park or go to the grocery store or play with the grandkids.
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Wanda Lopez on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson whose patient was overjoyed just being able to take a walk in Central Park without pain.
CONTACT Young Chiropractic
Schedule your next chiropractic appointment at Young Chiropractic today. We will be honest. We’ll discuss treatment outcome expectations with you. Young Chiropractic is on your side and committed to helping you get the Easley back pain relief you want.