Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation Offers Realistic Back Pain Relief Expectations

Let us be honest. You want 100% relief of your Baton Rouge back pain and have it never return. Heck, you did not want it to happen in the first place! Well, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation desires that for you, also. But reality gets in the way. The research comes out. Realistic expectations are explained. Standard treatment outcomes lead you and Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation as we move together toward healing and improved quality of life with back pain.

MEDICAL CLINICAL EXPECTATION

Medicine today reports 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 an extensive 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 only 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 change of 19% on an Oswestry pain scale and 2 points on a 10 points visual analogue scale is considered successful reduction in pain for a patient with continued postoperative spine pain. (3) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation knows Baton Rouge back pain patients want more relief than that. Setting up realistic expectations from the beginning boosts the odds of a satisfactory outcome for our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients.

CHIROPRACTIC ROLE IN BACK PAIN RELIEF

Chiropractic is often grouped with alternative medicine. Chiropractic seeks to take care of 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 demonstrated 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 paper about 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) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation assists many Baton Rouge back pain and stenosis patients honestly establish 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 strived for at least 50% relief within 30 days before doing another treatment protocol or arranging appointments for more advanced imaging tests or referral for surgical consultation (as long as there is no evidence of progressive neurological deficit or caudal equina syndrome/change in bowel or urinary function which would necessitate a more immediate action). (7) For years, 50% did not seem like enough. Today, it’s amazing relief compared with the new medical and surgical expectation of 20% to 30% relief. One more recent study reports 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 increasing disc height of lower lumbar discs. (9) Cox® Technic distraction manipulation was found to increase the area by 28%. (10) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation knows many Baton Rouge back pain patients whose 20% relief of pain thrilled them as it allowed 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 overjoyed just being able to take a walk in Central Park without pain.

CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation

Schedule your next chiropractic appointment at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation today. We’ll be honest. We’ll discuss treatment outcome expectations with you. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is on your side and committed to helping you realize the Baton Rouge back pain relief you want.

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation treats back pain patients who want 100% relief of pain and gently tempers those expectations to assure them of improved quality of life. 
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