Lakeshore Chiropractic Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Two Rivers back pain sufferers desire when they seek Two Rivers back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Two Rivers back pain relief do they expect? 100%? 50%? That percentage varies with the back pain patient’s experience and preceding care. First time back pain sufferers many times expect 100%. A veteran back pain sufferer who has gone through a couple back surgeries, some spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be thrilled with 50% or even 30%. Lakeshore Chiropractic invites all these Two Rivers back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature reports as realistic outcomes of Two Rivers back pain treatment and specifically Two Rivers chiropractic outcomes of care using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.


How much improvement do you want from your back pain treatment? 30% is said 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 outcome a patient sees as meaningful to him or her. That difference is described 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% stated such improvement at 12 months of care. (3) The expectation of 5443 patients who underwent spine surgery for lumbar spine degenerative disc disease for pain and disability reduction was experienced by 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction decreases as disability increases. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are shared with Two Rivers chiropractic patients at Lakeshore Chiropractic when the treatment plan is established.


In following the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Lakeshore Chiropractic 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 target! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Lakeshore Chiropractic see higher percentages of improvement for many Two Rivers back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients results in just a few visits to a couple weeks, Two Rivers chiropractic treatment continues without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (except if progressive neurological deficits appear or cauda equina is present). 50% relief is frequently a welcome relief for Two Rivers back pain patients seeking a return to a quality of life that is acceptable. This might include walking the dog or going to the mailbox. Lakeshore Chiropractic tries to help patients achieve realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

CONTACT Lakeshore Chiropractic

Schedule your next Two Rivers chiropractic appointment today. Lakeshore Chiropractic works to meet patient expectations of Two Rivers back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) as well as establishing realistic expectations of back pain relief for each patient’s spine. 

The pain relief expectations of Two Rivers back pain patients influence their satisfaction with chiropractic care. What’s realistic? 
« 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."