Aaron Chiropractic Clinic Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Fort Wayne back pain sufferers desire when they seek Fort Wayne back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Fort Wayne back pain relief do they expect? 100%? 50%? That percentage differs with the back pain patient’s experience and past 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 delighted with 50% or even 30%. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic invites all these Fort Wayne back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature reports as realistic outcomes of Fort Wayne back pain treatment and specifically Fort Wayne 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 reported to be “clinically relevant.” (1) Is that adequate for you? Medical literature describes the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the slightest change in status a patient sees as 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 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 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 increases. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are shared with Fort Wayne chiropractic patients at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic when the treatment plan is established.


In going by the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Aaron Chiropractic Clinic and fellow chiropractors who utilize it aim for 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors don’t see this as too high a goal! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic witness higher percentages of improvement for many Fort Wayne back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients results in just a few visits to a couple weeks, Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment continues without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (unless progressive neurological deficits are seen or cauda equina is present). 50% relief is frequently a welcome relief for Fort Wayne back pain patients looking for a return to a quality of life that is acceptable. This might involve walking the dog or going to the mailbox. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic tries to help patients attain realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic anticipates meeting patient expectations of Fort Wayne back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) while also forming realistic expectations of back pain relief for each individual spine. 

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