“How many visits will I have to make, doc?” A conventional question for your Augusta chiropractor. Chiropractic care at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic follows an evidence-based algorithm of care supported by clinical research that goes back to the 1970’s: The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Newer research confirms the system and its goals in which Augusta chiropractic patients can find calm as they heal.
Augusta chiropractic patients would not be chiropractic patients if it didn’t produce beneficial results. The latest study of who uses chiropractic was done in Malaysia: 35% of Malayasians used chiropractic. Though it was slightly below traditional and complementary medicine care usage there, it is a good percent! (1) Approximately 25% of U.S. residents sought chiropractic for neck and back pain care. 35 million U.S. adults saw a chiropractor in the last 12 months. (2) That number is growing as additional people look for and find a non-surgical, conservative approach to pain relief in chiropractic knowing that it may take a few visits to get relief. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is committed to setting a realistic treatment plan for the best possible outcome.
RECENT RESEARCH RESULTS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE AT 3 MONTHS
Curious about how many chiropractic visits patients use and the outcomes? A recent study reported that in 1,362 chronic low back pain patients and 1,214 chronic neck pain patients’ function improved and back and neck pain reduced with chiropractic care in 3 months. Those who reported worse pain at first went for more chiropractic visits. Chronic low back pain sufferers with more than one visit a week benefitted more. At 3 months, chronic back and neck pain patients were getting better slowly, may have even reached maximum improvement, and were potentially managing their chronic pain using a range of chiropractic visit frequencies. (3) That is our goal, too, at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic: educate our Augusta back pain and neck pain patients about how they can support themselves with pain management and prevention! With Cox® Technic, a study of 1000 patients found that 29 days and 12 visits were the mean days and visits for improvement. Disc herniations took a bit longer and needed more visits than sprain/strains. (4) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic shares statistics like this to help our chiropractic patients make realistic expectations.
REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS WITH CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Augusta chronic neck and back pain patients are realistic. Despite health policy today that seems to want a cure for whatever is wrong, most chronic spine pain patients pursue pain management that they understand will necessitate ongoing care rather than “cure” from their chiropractic care. (5) Cox® Technic implemented at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic has always shared the notion of “control not cure” when it comes to most back pain and neck pain issues. It resonates with back pain and neck pain sufferers who have sought care from so many different providers that they understand it. The 50% Rule of Cox® Technic makes sense to them: 50% relief in 30 days or referral for imaging or other consultation, 50% relief drops the visit frequency by 50%, 50% relief changes the treatment from Protocol I to Protocol II, etc. The chiropractic care system of Cox® Technic follows an established algorithm that gives patients realistic expectations.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Tony Barton on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his care of a nurse suffering with chronic back pain that The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped.
Make your next Augusta chiropractic appointment now. We will work together to maximize your improvement and establish your home care plan for continued pain relief and prevention in the least number of realistic visits possible!