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Hollstrom & Associates Inc Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Largo back pain sufferers desire when they seek Largo back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Largo back pain relief do they expect? 100%? 50%? That percentage varies 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 gone through a few back surgeries, some spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be delighted with 50% or even 30%. Hollstrom & Associates Inc welcomes all these Largo back pain patients and communicates what the spinal research literature reports as realistic outcomes of Largo back pain treatment and specifically Largo chiropractic outcomes of care following the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.


How much improvement do you expect from your back pain treatment? 30% is said to be “clinically relevant.” (1) Is that adequate for you? Medical literature describes the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the slightest change in outcome a patient feels is 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 described as 30% reduction in disability. 55% reported such improvement at 12 months of care. (3) The expectation of 5443 patients who underwent spine surgery for lumbar spine degenerative disc disease for pain and disability reduction was met for 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction goes down as disability rises. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are communicated to Largo chiropractic patients at Hollstrom & Associates Inc when the treatment plan is established.


In following the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Hollstrom & Associates Inc and fellow chiropractors who utilize it seek 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors don’t see this as too lofty a goal! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Hollstrom & Associates Inc see higher percentages of improvement for many Largo back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients appears in just a couple visits to a couple weeks, Largo 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 longed for relief for Largo back pain patients looking for a return to a quality of life that is acceptable. This might incorporate walking the dog or going to the mailbox. Hollstrom & Associates Inc tries to help patients achieve realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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The pain relief expectations of Largo back pain patients influence their satisfaction with chiropractic care. What is realistic? 
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