Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Offers Realistic Back Pain Relief Expectations04/16/2019Let’s be honest. You want 100% relief of your Fort Wayne back pain and have it never return. Heck, you did not want it to befall in the first place! Well, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc wants that for you, too. But reality intervenes. The research gets published. Realistic expectations are stated. Standard treatment outcomes guide you and Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc as we travel together toward healing and improved quality of life with back pain. MEDICAL CLINICAL EXPECTATION Medicine today says 30% minimal clinical improvement as good enough to merit the use of a treatment approach. (1) The “minimal clinically important difference” is a marker of the helpfulness of treatment. In a large review of published reports, the relative percent was found to be 32%. (2) “Good” outcome of medical primary care for sciatica and leg pain was just 30% reduction in disability. 55% of patients were improved at one year. (1) Another researcher group stated 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 seen as successful reduction in pain for a patient with continued postoperative spine pain. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows Fort Wayne back pain patients desire more relief than that. Setting up realistic expectations from the beginning enhances the chances of a satisfactory outcome for our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients. CHIROPRACTIC ROLE IN BACK PAIN RELIEF Chiropractic is often grouped with alternative medicine. Chiropractic strives to address the source of spine-related pain with spine treatment, exercise, nutrition, etc., whereas allopathic medicine focuses on the removal of the offending agent 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 stated 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) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc helps many Fort Wayne 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 trying another treatment protocol or arranging appointments for more advanced imaging tests or referral for surgical consultation (always making sure that there is no evidence 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% didn’t seem like enough. Today, it is 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 shown much more effective in enlarging disc height of lower lumbar discs. (9) Cox® Technic distraction manipulation was found to enlarge the area by 28%. (10) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has cared for many Fort Wayne back pain patients whose 20% relief of pain thrilled 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 elated that she could take a walk in Central Park without pain. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Schedule your next chiropractic appointment at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today. We’ll be honest. We will discuss treatment outcome expectations with you. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is on your side and committed to helping you get the Fort Wayne back pain relief you want. « View All Featured Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."