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Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Auburn back pain sufferers want when they seek Auburn back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Auburn 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 often expect 100%. A veteran back pain sufferer who has had a few back surgeries, numerous spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be delighted with 50% or even 30%. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. welcomes all these Auburn back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature reports as realistic outcomes of Auburn back pain treatment and specifically Auburn 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 reported to be “clinically relevant.” (1) Is that enough for you? Medical literature characterizes the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the least 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 explained to be 30% reduction in disability. 55% stated such improvement at 12 months of care. (3) The expectation of 5443 patients who had spine surgery for lumbar spine degenerative disc disease for pain and disability reduction was experienced by 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction goes down as disability goes up. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are communicated to Auburn chiropractic patients at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. when the treatment plan is set up.


In going by the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. and fellow chiropractors who use it seek 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors don’t feel that is too high a target! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. see higher percentages of improvement for many Auburn back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients results in just a few visits to a couple weeks, Auburn chiropractic treatment continues without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (except if progressive neurological deficits occur or cauda equina is present). 50% relief is frequently a longed for relief for Auburn back pain patients seeking a return to a quality of life that is satisfactory. This might incorporate taking the dog for a walk or walking to the mailbox. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. tries to help patients achieve realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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Schedule your next Auburn chiropractic appointment today. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. anticipates meeting patient expectations of Auburn back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) while also forming reasonable expectations of back pain relief for each patient’s spine. 

The pain relief expectations of Auburn back pain patients influence their satisfaction with chiropractic care. What’s realistic? 
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