Let’s be honest. You want 100% relief of your Nashua back pain and have it never return. Heck, you did not want it to befall in the first place! Well, Moriarty Chiropractic wants that for you, too. But reality interferes. The research gets published. Realistic expectations are stated. Standard treatment outcomes lead you and Moriarty Chiropractic 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 an indicator of the helpfulness of treatment. In an extensive review of studies, the relative percent was found to be 32%. (2) “Good” outcome of medical primary care for sciatica and leg pain was only 30% reduction in disability. 55% of patients were improved at one year. (1) Another set of researchers 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 thought to be successful reduction in pain for a patient with continued postoperative spine pain. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic knows Nashua back pain patients desire more relief than that. Setting up realistic expectations from the start of treatment improves the odds of a satisfactory outcome for our Nashua 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., whereas allopathic medicine focuses on the removal of the offending agent of pain by drug or invasive means. (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 paper about 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) Moriarty Chiropractic assists many Nashua back pain and stenosis patients honestly establish realistic expectations for clinical improvement of their back pain conditions utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CLINICAL OUTCOMES WITH COX® TECHNIC
Cox® Technic has always strived for at least 50% relief within 30 days before doing another treatment protocol or ordering more advanced imaging tests or referral for surgical consultation (as long as there is no sign of progressive neurological deficit or caudal equina syndrome/change in bowel or urinary function which would necessitate a more immediate action). (7) For years, 50% did not seem like enough. Today, it is 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 reported to be much more effective in increasing disc height of lower lumbar discs. (9) Cox® Technic distraction manipulation was found to enlarge the area by 28%. (10) Moriarty Chiropractic knows many Nashua back pain patients whose 20% relief of pain excited them as it allowed 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.
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Schedule your next chiropractic appointment at Moriarty Chiropractic today. We will be honest. We will discuss treatment outcome expectations with you. Moriarty Chiropractic is on your side and committed to helping you realize the Nashua back pain relief you want.