Patient Results

One-Year Follow-Up

Davidson Chiropractic in Davidson, North Carolina publishes the results of our data in order to assist patients with health care decisions. For comparison purposes, we have also provided information regarding chronicity rates for medical management. The Institute of Evidence-Based Chiropractic designed and supervised the data collection, performed data analysis and produced this report. The patient data for this study was captured at least one year after the discharge visit.

Outcomes for Patients with Initial Acute or Subacute Conditions

Lumbar Patients (including discogenic sciatica & spinal stenosis):

excellent & very good = 94.6%
fair = 5.4%
chronic disability = 0%

Cervical Patients (including discogenic radicular conditions):

excellent & very good = 91.1%
fair = 9.0%
chronic disability = 0%

Outcomes for Patients with Initial Chronic Conditions

Lumbar Patients (including discogenic sciatica & spinal stenosis):

excellent & very good = 85.7%
fair = 14.3%
chronic disability = 0%

Cervical Patients (including discogenic radicular conditions):

excellent & very good = 88.0%
fair = 12.0%
chronic disability = 0%

Chronicity rates under medical protocols.

The results of medical research studies show that 7 to 34% of medical patients with an acute attack of back pain will still have severe back pain with substantial activity limitations 1 year following the onset.

Patients rated the quality of their daily care on a scale of 1 - 5 with 1 being “terrible” and 5 being “excellent”. Twenty-five items were rated relating to reliability of service, assurance and dependability, empathy of doctor and staff and responsiveness to individual patient needs. Cumulative Process Satisfaction Index = 98.4%