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Malverne Health & Wellness Offers Realistic Back Pain Relief Expectations

Let’s be honest. You want 100% relief of your Malverne back pain and have it never return. Heck, you didn’t want it to occur in the first place! Well, Malverne Health & Wellness desires that for you, also. But reality intervenes. The research comes out. Realistic expectations are described. Standard treatment outcomes lead you and Malverne Health & Wellness as we move together toward healing and improved quality of life with back pain.

MEDICAL CLINICAL EXPECTATION

Medicine today says 30% minimal clinical improvement as good enough to merit the use of a treatment approach. (1) The “minimal clinically important difference” is a marker of the effectiveness of treatment. In a large 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 stated 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 considered successful reduction in pain for a patient with continued postoperative spine pain. (3) Malverne Health & Wellness knows Malverne back pain patients desire more relief than that. Establishing realistic expectations from the start of treatment enhances the odds of a satisfactory outcome for our Malverne chiropractic patients.

CHIROPRACTIC ROLE IN BACK PAIN RELIEF

Chiropractic is often classified as alternative medicine. Chiropractic seeks to address the source of spine-related pain with spine treatment, exercise, nutrition, etc., while allopathic medicine seeks to remove the offending cause of pain by drug or invasive methods. (4) One study comparing the two approaches showed that at 2 months of care, older adults with lumbar spine stenosis treated with manual therapy and exercise improved better than medical care and group exercise. (5) Another paper about older adults with back pain reported 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) Malverne Health & Wellness assists many Malverne back pain and stenosis patients honestly set 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 trying another treatment protocol or arranging appointments for more advanced imaging tests or referral for surgical consultation (as long as there is no evidence 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 reports 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 enlarging disc height of lower lumbar discs. (9) Cox® Technic distraction manipulation was found to increase the area by 28%. (10) Malverne Health & Wellness has cared for many Malverne back pain patients whose 20% relief of pain thrilled 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 pain.

CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness

Schedule your next chiropractic appointment at Malverne Health & Wellness today. We will be honest. We’ll discuss treatment outcome expectations with you. Malverne Health & Wellness is on your side and committed to helping you realize the Malverne back pain relief you want.

Malverne Health & Wellness treats back pain patients who want 100% relief of pain and gently tempers those expectations to assure them of improved quality of life. 
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