“How many times do I have to see you, doc?” A conventional question for your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor. Chiropractic care at New Hampshire Spine and Sport follows an evidence-based algorithm of care backed by clinical research that stretches back to the 1970’s: The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Newer research bears out the system and its goals in which Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients can find calm as they heal.
Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients would not be chiropractic patients if it did not produce beneficial results. The latest study of who utilizes chiropractic was completed in Malaysia: 35% of Malayasians visited 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 pursued chiropractic for back and neck pain management. 35 million U.S. adults went to a chiropractor in the last 12 months. (2) That number is expanding as additional people look for and find a non-surgical, conservative approach to pain relief in chiropractic knowing that it may require a few visits to obtain relief. New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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 found 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 three 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 neck and back pain patients were getting better slowly, may have even attained maximum improvement, and were quite possibly managing their chronic pain with a variety of chiropractic visit frequencies. (3) That is our goal, too, at New Hampshire Spine and Sport: educate our Southern New Hampshire back pain and neck pain patients about how they can help themselves with pain management and prevention! With Cox® Technic, 12 visits and 29 days were the mean days and visits to improvement in a study of 1000 patients. Disc herniations took a little longer and required more visits than sprain/strains. (4) New Hampshire Spine and Sport presents statistics like this to assist our chiropractic patients make realistic expectations.
REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS WITH CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Southern New Hampshire chronic back and neck pain patients are realistic. Despite health policy today that seems to pursue a cure for whatever ails, most chronic spine pain patients want pain management that they understand will require ongoing care rather than “cure” from their chiropractic care. (5) Cox® Technic used at New Hampshire Spine and Sport has always presented 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 a variety of different healthcare professionals that they “get” 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 reduces 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 describes his care of a nurse suffering with chronic back pain that The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped.
Schedule your next Southern New Hampshire 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 fewest realistic visits possible!