Amelia Chiropractic Clinic Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Fernandina Beach back pain sufferers desire when they seek Fernandina Beach back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Fernandina Beach back pain relief do they expect? 100%? 50%? That percentage varies 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 undergone a few back surgeries, several spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be thrilled with 50% or even 30%. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic welcomes all these Fernandina Beach back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature documents as realistic outcomes of Fernandina Beach back pain treatment and specifically Fernandina Beach 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 reported to be “clinically relevant.” (1) Is that adequate for you? Medical literature defines the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the least change in status a patient feels is meaningful to him or her. That difference is defined 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 described as 30% reduction in disability. 55% stated such improvement at 12 months of care. (3) The expectation of 5443 patients who had 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 communicated to Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic when the treatment plan is arranged.


In following the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic and fellow chiropractors who utilize it seek 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors do not feel that is too lofty a target! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic find higher percentages of improvement for many Fernandina Beach back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients comes in just a couple visits to a week or two, Fernandina Beach chiropractic treatment continues without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (except if progressive neurological deficits occur or cauda equina is present). 50% relief is often a timely relief for Fernandina Beach back pain patients looking for a return to a quality of life that is acceptable. This might include taking the dog for a walk or walking to the mailbox. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic tries to help patients attain realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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Schedule your next Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit today. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic works to meet patient expectations of Fernandina Beach back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) while also forming reasonable expectations of back pain relief for each patient’s spine. 

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