Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Pensacola back pain sufferers want when they seek Pensacola back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Pensacola 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 gone through a few back surgeries, numerous spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be thrilled with 50% or even 30%. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center welcomes all these Pensacola back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature reports as realistic outcomes of Pensacola back pain treatment and specifically Pensacola chiropractic outcomes of care following the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.


How much improvement do you want 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 slightest 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% 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 goes up. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are communicated to Pensacola chiropractic patients at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center when the treatment plan is set up.


In going by the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center and fellow chiropractors who utilize it aim for 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors don’t feel that is too high a goal! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center witness higher percentages of improvement for many Pensacola back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients results in just a few visits to a week or two, Pensacola chiropractic treatment continues without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (unless progressive neurological deficits are seen or cauda equina exists). 50% relief is often a welcome relief for Pensacola back pain patients seeking a return to a quality of life that is acceptable. This might incorporate taking the dog for a walk or going to the mailbox. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center strives to help patients achieve realistic and sustainable outcomes of care.

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Schedule your next Pensacola chiropractic visit today. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center works to meet patient expectations of Pensacola back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) as well as establishing reasonable expectations of back pain relief for each patient’s spine. 

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