Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Paramus back pain sufferers desire when they seek Paramus back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Paramus back pain relief do they expect? 100%? 50%? That percentage varies with the back pain patient’s experience and preceding care. First time back pain sufferers often expect 100%. A veteran back pain sufferer who has undergone a couple back surgeries, numerous spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be delighted with 50% or even 30%. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center welcomes all these Paramus back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature reports as realistic outcomes of Paramus back pain treatment and specifically Paramus chiropractic outcomes of care using 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 adequate for you? Medical literature characterizes the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the least change in status a patient feels is 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 described as 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 experienced by 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction decreases as disability rises. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are communicated to Paramus chiropractic patients at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center when the treatment plan is arranged.


In adhering to the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center and fellow chiropractors who offer it aim for 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors do not see this as too high a goal! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center see higher percentages of improvement for many Paramus back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients results in just a few visits to a couple weeks, Paramus chiropractic treatment continues without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (unless progressive neurological deficits occur or cauda equina is present). 50% relief is frequently a longed for relief for Paramus back pain patients seeking a return to a quality of life that is satisfactory. This might involve taking the dog for a walk or going to the mailbox. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center strives to help patients achieve realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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Schedule your next Paramus chiropractic appointment today. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center anticipates meeting patient expectations of Paramus back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) as well as forming realistic expectations of back pain relief for each patient’s spine. 

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