Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Manchester back pain sufferers want when they seek Manchester back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Manchester 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 experienced a few back surgeries, some spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be delighted with 50% or even 30%. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries welcomes all these Manchester back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature reports as realistic outcomes of Manchester back pain treatment and specifically Manchester chiropractic outcomes of care using 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 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 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 experienced by 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction goes down as disability rises. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are communicated to Manchester chiropractic patients at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries when the treatment plan is established.


In adhering to the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries and fellow chiropractors who offer it aim for 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors don’t feel that is too high a target! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries see higher percentages of improvement for many Manchester back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients comes in just a few visits to a week or two, Manchester chiropractic treatment continues without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (unless progressive neurological deficits are seen or cauda equina is present). 50% relief is often a longed for relief for Manchester back pain patients seeking a return to a quality of life that is acceptable. This might include walking the dog or walking to the mailbox. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries strives to help patients attain realistic and sustainable outcomes of care.

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Schedule your next Manchester chiropractic appointment today. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries anticipates meeting patient expectations of Manchester back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) while also setting reasonable expectations of back pain relief for each patient’s spine. 

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