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Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre Offers Realistic Back Pain Relief Expectations

Let’s be honest. You want 100% relief of your Toronto back pain and have it never return. Heck, you didn’t want it to befall in the first place! Well, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre desires that for you, also. But reality intervenes. The research comes out. Realistic expectations are stated. Standard treatment outcomes guide you and Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre as we travel 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 warrant the use of a treatment approach. (1) The “minimal clinically important difference” is an indicator of the value of treatment. In a large review of published reports, 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 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 seen as successful reduction in pain for a patient with continued postoperative spine pain. (3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows Toronto back pain patients want more relief than that. Setting up realistic expectations from the beginning boosts the chances of a satisfactory outcome for our Toronto chiropractic patients.

CHIROPRACTIC ROLE IN BACK PAIN RELIEF

Chiropractic is often grouped with alternative medicine. Chiropractic strives to address the source of spine-related pain with spine treatment, exercise, nutrition, etc., while allopathic medicine focuses on the removal of the offending agent of pain by drug or invasive methods. (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 improved better than medical care and group exercise. (5) Another study of 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) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre helps many Toronto 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 sought at least 50% relief within 30 days before doing another treatment protocol or arranging appointments for more advanced imaging tests or referral for surgical consultation (always making sure that 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% 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 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) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre has cared for many Toronto 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 overjoyed just being able to take a walk in Central Park without pain.

CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre

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

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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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