Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations


What do Baton Rouge back pain sufferers desire when they seek Baton Rouge back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Baton Rouge back pain relief do they expect? 100%? 50%? That percentage differs with the back pain patient’s experience and preceding care. First time back pain sufferers many times expect 100%. A veteran back pain sufferer who has had a few back surgeries, some spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be thrilled with 50% or even 30%. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation welcomes all these Baton Rouge back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature documents as realistic outcomes of Baton Rouge back pain treatment and specifically Baton Rouge 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 reported to be “clinically relevant.” Is that adequate for you? Medical literature describes the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the smallest 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 by a study of 743 patients.  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.  The expectation of 5443 patients who had spine surgery for lumbar spine degenerative disc disease for pain and disability reduction was met for 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction decreases as disability goes up.  Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are communicated to Baton Rouge chiropractic patients at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation when the treatment plan is arranged.


In following the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, under the care of Drs. Gerald and Latresia Bell at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation aim for 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we don’t feel that is too lofty a target! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation find higher percentages of improvement for many Baton Rouge back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients comes in just a couple visits to a couple weeks, Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment continues 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 Baton Rouge back pain patients looking for a return to a quality of life that is satisfactory. This might involve walking the dog or going to the mailbox. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation strives to help patients achieve realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today.Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation anticipates meeting patient expectations of Baton Rouge back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) as well as realistic expectations of back pain relief for each individual spine.