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Chiropractic Solutions Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do San Jose back pain sufferers want when they seek San Jose back pain care? Back pain relief. How much San Jose back pain relief do they expect? 100%? 50%? That percentage differs 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 gone through a few back surgeries, several spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be delighted with 50% or even 30%. Chiropractic Solutions invites all these San Jose back pain patients and communicates what the spinal research literature reports as realistic outcomes of San Jose back pain treatment and specifically San Jose chiropractic outcomes of care following the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.


How much improvement do you expect from your back pain treatment? 30% is held to be “clinically relevant.” (1) Is that enough for you? Medical literature describes 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 defined as 30% improvement in self-reported pain or function as a result of 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 met for 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction decreases as disability increases. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are communicated to San Jose chiropractic patients at Chiropractic Solutions when the treatment plan is set up.


In following the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Chiropractic Solutions and fellow chiropractors who offer it seek 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 Chiropractic Solutions see higher percentages of improvement for many San Jose back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients comes in just a couple visits to a couple weeks, San Jose chiropractic treatment carries on without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (except if progressive neurological deficits are seen or cauda equina exists). 50% relief is frequently a long-awaited relief for San Jose back pain patients looking for a return to a quality of life that is satisfactory. This might involve taking the dog for a walk or walking to the mailbox. Chiropractic Solutions tries to help patients achieve realistic and sustainable outcomes of care.

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