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Manahawkin Chiropractic Center Offers Realistic Back Pain Relief Expectations

Let us be honest. You want 100% relief of your Manahawkin back pain and have it never return. Heck, you did not want it to happen in the first place! Well, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center desires that for you, too. But reality gets in the way. The research gets published. Realistic expectations are documented. Documented treatment outcomes guide you and Manahawkin Chiropractic Center as we move together toward healing and improved quality of life with back pain.

MEDICAL CLINICAL EXPECTATION

Medicine today reports 30% minimal clinical improvement as good enough to warrant the use of a treatment approach. (1) The “minimal clinically important difference” is an indicator of the effectiveness of treatment. In a large review of studies, the relative percent was revealed as 32%. (2) “Good” outcome of medical primary care for sciatica and leg pain was only 30% reduction in disability. 55% of patients were improved at one year. (1) Another researcher group reported that a 20 point move on a 100 point scale is a good outcome.  A modification of 19% on an Oswestry pain scale and 2 points on a 10 points visual analogue scale is thought to be successful reduction in pain for a patient with continued postoperative spine pain. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows Manahawkin back pain patients want more relief than that. Setting up realistic expectations from the start of treatment improves the odds of a satisfactory outcome for our Manahawkin chiropractic patients.

CHIROPRACTIC ROLE IN BACK PAIN RELIEF

Chiropractic is often grouped with alternative medicine. Chiropractic seeks to take care of the source of spine-related pain with spine treatment, exercise, nutrition, etc., whereas allopathic medicine seeks to remove the offending cause of pain by drug or invasive methods. (4) One study comparing the two approaches showed that at 2 months of care, older adults with lumbar spine stenosis treated with manual therapy and exercise fared better than medical care and group exercise. (5) Another study of older adults with back pain reported 50% improvement in back pain and 43% in disability after 2 years of care. The honest truth: fewer than 20% of these patients had complete resolution of pain and disability, but they were better. (6) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center helps many Manahawkin back pain and stenosis patients honestly set realistic expectations for clinical improvement of their back pain conditions utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

CLINICAL OUTCOMES WITH COX® TECHNIC

Cox® Technic has always sought at least 50% relief within 30 days before doing another treatment protocol or arranging appointments for more advanced imaging tests or referral for surgical consultation (as long as there is no sign of progressive neurological deficit or caudal equina syndrome/change in bowel or urinary function which would call for a more immediate action). (7) For years, 50% did not seem like enough. Today, it’s amazing relief compared with the new medical and surgical expectation of 20% to 30% relief. One more recent study documents even more relief with Cox® Technic: Spinal stenosis patients improved in pain by 76% and disability by 73%. (8) How might such improvement come? Horizontal traction was reported to be much more effective in increasing disc height of lower lumbar discs. (9) Cox® Technic distraction manipulation was found to enlarge the area by 28%. (10) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows many Manahawkin back pain patients whose 20% relief of pain excited them as it permitted them to walk in the park or go to the grocery store or play with the grandkids.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Wanda Lopez on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson whose patient was overjoyed just being able to take a walk in Central Park without pain.

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Schedule your next chiropractic appointment at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center today. We will be honest. We will discuss treatment outcome expectations with you. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is on your side and committed to helping you realize the Manahawkin back pain relief you want.

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center treats back pain patients who want 100% relief of pain and gently tempers those expectations to assure them of improved quality of life. 
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