Pflugerville Wellness Center Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Pflugerville back pain sufferers want when they seek Pflugerville back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Pflugerville 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 many times expect 100%. A veteran back pain sufferer who has had a few back surgeries, several spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be delighted with 50% or even 30%. Pflugerville Wellness Center welcomes all these Pflugerville back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature documents as realistic outcomes of Pflugerville back pain treatment and specifically Pflugerville 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 reported to be “clinically relevant.” (1) Is that adequate for you? Medical literature describes the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the smallest change in status 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 defined as 30% reduction in disability. 55% stated such improvement at 12 months of care. (3) The expectation of 5443 patients who underwent spine surgery for low back degenerative disc disease for pain and disability reduction was met for 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction goes down as disability goes up. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are shared with Pflugerville chiropractic patients at Pflugerville Wellness Center when the treatment plan is arranged.


In going by the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Pflugerville Wellness Center and fellow chiropractors who offer it aim for 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors do not feel that is too lofty a goal! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Pflugerville Wellness Center find higher percentages of improvement for many Pflugerville back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients appears in just a few visits to a week or two, Pflugerville 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 long-awaited relief for Pflugerville back pain patients seeking a return to a quality of life that is acceptable. This might incorporate walking the dog or going to the mailbox. Pflugerville Wellness Center tries to help patients achieve realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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Schedule your next Pflugerville chiropractic appointment today. Pflugerville Wellness Center works to meet patient expectations of Pflugerville back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) while also forming reasonable expectations of back pain relief for each individual spine. 

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