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Wilson Family Chiropractic Offers Realistic Back Pain Relief Expectations

Let us be honest. You want 100% relief of your Millville back pain and have it never return. Heck, you didn’t want it to occur in the first place! Well, Wilson Family Chiropractic desires that for you, also. But reality interferes. The research comes out. Realistic expectations are defined. Standard treatment outcomes guide you and Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 value of treatment. In a large review of published reports, the relative percent was revealed as 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 set of researchers 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 thought to be successful reduction in pain for a patient with continued postoperative spine pain. (3) Wilson Family Chiropractic knows Millville back pain patients desire more relief than that. Setting up realistic expectations from the start of treatment improves the odds of a satisfactory outcome for our Millville chiropractic patients.

CHIROPRACTIC ROLE IN BACK PAIN RELIEF

Chiropractic is often grouped with alternative medicine. Chiropractic seeks to address the source of spine-related pain with spine treatment, exercise, nutrition, etc., while allopathic medicine seeks to remove the offending agent of pain by drug or invasive means. (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 improved better than medical care and group exercise. (5) Another study of older adults with back pain reported 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) Wilson Family Chiropractic helps many Millville back pain and stenosis patients honestly set realistic expectations for clinical improvement of their back pain conditions undergoing 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 ordering more advanced imaging tests or referral for surgical consultation (always making sure that there is no sign 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% did not 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 reported to be much more effective in increasing disc height of lower lumbar discs. (9) Cox® Technic distraction manipulation was found to enlarge the area by 28%. (10) Wilson Family Chiropractic knows many Millville 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 elated that she could take a walk in Central Park without pain.

CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic

Schedule your next chiropractic appointment at Wilson Family Chiropractic today. We will be honest. We will discuss treatment outcome expectations with you. Wilson Family Chiropractic is on your side and committed to helping you realize the Millville back pain relief you want.

Wilson Family Chiropractic 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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