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Malverne Health & Wellness Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Malverne back pain sufferers want when they seek Malverne back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Malverne 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 gone through a few back surgeries, some spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be thrilled with 50% or even 30%. Malverne Health & Wellness welcomes all these Malverne back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature documents as realistic outcomes of Malverne back pain treatment and specifically Malverne chiropractic outcomes of care following the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.


How much improvement do you want from your back pain treatment? 30% is said to be “clinically relevant.” (1) Is that enough for you? Medical literature describes the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the smallest change in outcome 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 underwent spine surgery for low back degenerative disc disease for pain and disability reduction was met for 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction decreases as disability rises. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are shared with Malverne chiropractic patients at Malverne Health & Wellness when the treatment plan is arranged.


In adhering to the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Malverne Health & Wellness and fellow chiropractors who use 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 Malverne Health & Wellness witness higher percentages of improvement for many Malverne back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients results in just a couple visits to a week or two, Malverne chiropractic treatment carries on without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (unless progressive neurological deficits appear or cauda equina exists). 50% relief is often a timely relief for Malverne back pain patients looking for a return to a quality of life that is acceptable. This might involve walking the dog or walking to the mailbox. Malverne Health & Wellness tries to help patients achieve realistic and sustainable outcomes of care.

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Schedule your next Malverne chiropractic appointment today. Malverne Health & Wellness anticipates meeting patient expectations of Malverne back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) while also establishing realistic expectations of back pain relief for each patient’s spine. 

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