Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Plymouth back pain sufferers desire when they seek Plymouth back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Plymouth 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%. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology invites all these Plymouth back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature documents as realistic outcomes of Plymouth back pain treatment and specifically Plymouth 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 describes the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the least change in outcome a patient sees as meaningful to him or her. That difference is defined 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 explained to be 30% reduction in disability. 55% reported such improvement at 12 months of care. (3) The expectation of 5443 patients who had spine surgery for lumbar spine 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 shared with Plymouth chiropractic patients at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology when the treatment plan is arranged.


In following the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology and fellow chiropractors who use it seek 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors do not feel that is too lofty a goal! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology witness higher percentages of improvement for many Plymouth back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients results in just a couple visits to a week or two, Plymouth chiropractic treatment carries on without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (except if progressive neurological deficits occur or cauda equina is present). 50% relief is frequently a longed for relief for Plymouth 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. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology strives to help patients attain realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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Schedule your next Plymouth chiropractic visit today. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology anticipates meeting patient expectations of Plymouth back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) as well as setting realistic expectations of back pain relief for each patient’s spine. 

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