Spine & Sports Rehab Center Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Baton Rouge back pain sufferers want when they seek Baton Rouge back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Baton Rouge back pain relief do they expect? 100%? 50%? That percentage varies 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 couple back surgeries, several spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be thrilled with 50% or even 30%. Spine & Sports Rehab Center invites all these Baton Rouge back pain patients and communicates what the spinal research literature reports as realistic outcomes of Baton Rouge back pain treatment and specifically Baton Rouge 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 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 explained to be 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 met for 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction decreases as disability goes up. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are shared with Baton Rouge chiropractic patients at Spine & Sports Rehab Center when the treatment plan is set up.


In following the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Spine & Sports Rehab Center and fellow chiropractors who offer it seek 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 Spine & Sports Rehab Center find higher percentages of improvement for many Baton Rouge back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients appears in just a few visits to a week or two, Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment carries on without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (except if progressive neurological deficits are seen or cauda equina exists). 50% relief is often a timely relief for Baton Rouge back pain patients looking for a return to a quality of life that is acceptable. This might incorporate walking the dog or going to the mailbox. Spine & Sports Rehab Center tries to help patients achieve realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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