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Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Montreal back pain sufferers desire when they seek Montreal back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Montreal 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 often expect 100%. A veteran back pain sufferer who has undergone a few back surgeries, several spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be thrilled with 50% or even 30%. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic invites all these Montreal back pain patients and communicates what the spinal research literature documents as realistic outcomes of Montreal back pain treatment and specifically Montreal chiropractic outcomes of care following the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

YOUR EXPECTATION OF Montreal BACK PAIN RELIEF

How much improvement do you expect from your back pain treatment? 30% is reported to be “clinically relevant.” (1) Is that adequate for you? Medical literature describes the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the smallest change in outcome 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% reported such improvement at 12 months of care. (3) The expectation of 5443 patients who had 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 increases. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are shared with Montreal chiropractic patients at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic when the treatment plan is established.

CHIROPRACTIC COX® TECHNIC OUTCOMES FOR BACK PAIN

In following the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic and fellow chiropractors who use it seek 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors do not feel that is too lofty a goal! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic observe higher percentages of improvement for many Montreal back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients results in just a few visits to a week or two, Montreal chiropractic treatment continues without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (except if progressive neurological deficits appear or cauda equina exists). 50% relief is often a welcome relief for Montreal back pain patients seeking a return to a quality of life that is satisfactory. This might include taking the dog for a walk or walking to the mailbox. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic tries to help patients achieve realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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Schedule your next Montreal chiropractic appointment today. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic works to meet patient expectations of Montreal back pain treatment (be they 20% or 30% or 50% or more!) as well as forming realistic expectations of back pain relief for each individual spine. 

 
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