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Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Fort Wayne back pain sufferers want 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 experienced a couple back surgeries, some spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be delighted with 50% or even 30%. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc welcomes all these Fort Wayne back pain patients and communicates what the spinal research literature documents as realistic outcomes of Fort Wayne back pain treatment and specifically Fort Wayne chiropractic outcomes of care following the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.


How much improvement do you want from your back pain treatment? 30% is reported to be “clinically relevant.” (1) Is that enough for you? Medical literature defines the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the slightest 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 low back degenerative disc disease for pain and disability reduction was experienced by 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction decreases as disability goes up. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are shared with Fort Wayne chiropractic patients at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc when the treatment plan is set up.


In adhering to the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc see higher percentages of improvement for many Fort Wayne back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients appears in just a few visits to a week or two, Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment continues without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (unless progressive neurological deficits occur or cauda equina is present). 50% relief is frequently a long-awaited relief for Fort Wayne back pain patients looking for a return to a quality of life that is satisfactory. This might involve taking the dog for a walk or walking to the mailbox. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc tries to help patients attain realistic and sustainable outcomes of care.

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Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic visit today. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 patient’s spine. 

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