Layden Chiropractic Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Plainville back pain sufferers want when they seek Plainville back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Plainville back pain relief do they expect? 100%? 50%? That percentage varies with the back pain patient’s experience and preceding care. First time back pain sufferers many times expect 100%. A veteran back pain sufferer who has undergone a couple back surgeries, numerous spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be delighted with 50% or even 30%. Layden Chiropractic welcomes all these Plainville back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature documents as realistic outcomes of Plainville back pain treatment and specifically Plainville 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 held to be “clinically relevant.” (1) Is that adequate for you? Medical literature characterizes the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the slightest change in status a patient sees as meaningful to him or her. That difference is defined 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% 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 met for 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction decreases as disability increases. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are shared with Plainville chiropractic patients at Layden Chiropractic when the treatment plan is set up.


In going by the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Layden Chiropractic and fellow chiropractors who use it seek 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors do not feel that is too high a target! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Layden Chiropractic witness higher percentages of improvement for many Plainville back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients results in just a couple visits to a couple weeks, Plainville chiropractic treatment continues without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (unless progressive neurological deficits occur or cauda equina is present). 50% relief is frequently a longed for relief for Plainville back pain patients seeking a return to a quality of life that is satisfactory. This might incorporate taking the dog for a walk or going to the mailbox. Layden Chiropractic strives to help patients achieve realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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The pain relief expectations of Plainville back pain patients influence their satisfaction with chiropractic care. What is realistic? 
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