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Manahawkin Chiropractic Center Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Manahawkin back pain sufferers desire when they seek Manahawkin back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Manahawkin 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 many times expect 100%. A veteran back pain sufferer who has had a couple back surgeries, some spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be delighted with 50% or even 30%. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center invites all these Manahawkin back pain patients and communicates what the spinal research literature reports as realistic outcomes of Manahawkin back pain treatment and specifically Manahawkin 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 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 by a study of 743 patients. (2)  In another study of 609 back-related leg pain and sciatica patients, good outcome is defined as 30% reduction in disability. 55% reported 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 rises. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are shared with Manahawkin chiropractic patients at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center when the treatment plan is arranged.


In adhering to the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Manahawkin Chiropractic 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 Manahawkin Chiropractic Center witness higher percentages of improvement for many Manahawkin back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients results in just a few visits to a week or two, Manahawkin chiropractic treatment carries on without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (unless progressive neurological deficits appear or cauda equina exists). 50% relief is frequently a longed for relief for Manahawkin back pain patients looking for a return to a quality of life that is satisfactory. This might involve walking the dog or walking to the mailbox. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center strives to help patients achieve realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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

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