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Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Carrolltown back pain sufferers desire when they seek Carrolltown back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Carrolltown 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 undergone a couple back surgeries, several spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be thrilled with 50% or even 30%. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation welcomes all these Carrolltown back pain patients and communicates what the spinal research literature documents as realistic outcomes of Carrolltown back pain treatment and specifically Carrolltown 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 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 status a patient sees as meaningful to him or her. That difference is defined 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 underwent spine surgery for low back degenerative disc disease for pain and disability reduction was experienced by 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction decreases as disability increases. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are shared with Carrolltown chiropractic patients at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation when the treatment plan is arranged.


In going by the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation and fellow chiropractors who use it aim for 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors do not see this as too lofty a target! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation find higher percentages of improvement for many Carrolltown back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients comes in just a couple visits to a couple weeks, Carrolltown chiropractic treatment carries on without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (except if progressive neurological deficits appear or cauda equina is present). 50% relief is often a timely relief for Carrolltown back pain patients looking for a return to a quality of life that is acceptable. This might incorporate walking the dog or going to the mailbox. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation tries to help patients achieve realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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Schedule your next Carrolltown chiropractic visit today. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation anticipates meeting patient expectations of Carrolltown back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) as well as forming reasonable expectations of back pain relief for each individual spine. 

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