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Most Chiropractic Clinic Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Murfreesboro back pain sufferers want when they seek Murfreesboro back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Murfreesboro back pain relief do they expect? 100%? 50%? That percentage differs with the back pain patient’s experience and preceding care. First time back pain sufferers often expect 100%. A veteran back pain sufferer who has had a few back surgeries, several spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be thrilled with 50% or even 30%. Most Chiropractic Clinic invites all these Murfreesboro back pain patients and communicates what the spinal research literature documents as realistic outcomes of Murfreesboro back pain treatment and specifically Murfreesboro 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 said to be “clinically relevant.” (1) Is that adequate for you? Medical literature defines 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 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 described 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 lumbar spine degenerative disc disease for pain and disability reduction was experienced by 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction decreases as disability increases. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are communicated to Murfreesboro chiropractic patients at Most Chiropractic Clinic when the treatment plan is arranged.


In going by the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Most Chiropractic Clinic and fellow chiropractors who utilize it seek 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors don’t see this as too lofty a target! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Most Chiropractic Clinic find higher percentages of improvement for many Murfreesboro back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients appears in just a few visits to a couple weeks, Murfreesboro chiropractic treatment continues without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (unless progressive neurological deficits appear or cauda equina is present). 50% relief is often a longed for relief for Murfreesboro back pain patients seeking a return to a quality of life that is satisfactory. This might include walking the dog or going to the mailbox. Most Chiropractic Clinic tries to help patients attain realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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