Let’s be honest. You want 100% relief of your Auburn
back pain and have it never return. Heck, you didn’t want it to happen in the first place! Well, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. wants that for
you, also. But reality interferes. The
research comes out. Realistic expectations are described.
Documented treatment outcomes guide you and Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
as we travel 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 warrant 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 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 researcher group
reported 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 seen as successful reduction in pain for a patient with continued postoperative
spine pain. (3) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. knows Auburn back pain patients want
more relief than that. Establishing realistic expectations
from the beginning boosts the chances
of a satisfactory outcome for our Auburn chiropractic patients.
CHIROPRACTIC ROLE IN BACK PAIN RELIEF
Chiropractic is often grouped with alternative
medicine. Chiropractic strives 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 cause 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 study of 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) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. helps
many Auburn back pain and stenosis patients honestly establish
realistic expectations for clinical improvement of their back pain conditions using
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 doing 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% didn’t 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 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 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) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. has
cared for many Auburn back pain patients whose 20% relief of
pain excited them as it permitted 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
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
Schedule your next chiropractic appointment at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
today. We’ll be honest. We will discuss treatment
outcome expectations with you. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is on your side and committed to
helping you get the Auburn back pain relief you want.