ADX Patient Outcome Examples / Case Studies
Case Example 1
36 year old male who sustained injuries from an auto accident in 2009. Patient had mid back pain and had undergone physical therapy, chiropractic care and massage with little to no relief. Patient was seen by an ADX IPM Physician 1 year and 2 months after the accident complaining of ongoing symptoms and no diagnosis. Patient was seen by ADX for a total of one comprehensive evaluation, 3 follow up visits and 2 procedures visits. A definitive diagnosis and treatment plan was determined and initiated with resultant complete resolution of symptoms.
- ADX Result: Total time from initial ADX evaluation to resolution of pain = less than 3 months
Case Example 2
42 year old female involved in a motor vehicle accident in 2008. The patient presented for her ADX evaluation having had over 3 years of constant, life-limiting right neck and arm pain. She previously received numerous trigger point injections, Botox injections, chiropractic treatment and massage with little benefit. She was being considered for surgery even though a definitive cause of her pain remained unknown. Following her ADX evaluation, a differential diagnosis was determined and a plan to confirm the source of her pain and initiate treatment was implemented. She subsequently underwent 1 procedure that verified the diagnosis; a 2nd procedure that confirmed the diagnosis followed immediately by definitive treatment with resolution of her symptoms and return to pre-accident activities.
- ADX Result: Total time of ADX treatment = 6 weeks with a definitive diagnosis and resolution of symptoms.
Case Example 3
30 year old female who sustained injuries from an auto accident in 2005. The patient was treated for neck pain, headaches and thoracic spine pain with numerous, ineffective, procedures, physical therapy, chiropractic, massage and multiple medications for over 3 years with no definitive diagnosis and no improvement of symptoms. The patient was evaluated by ADX 3 years and 4 months post accident and underwent a comprehensive evaluation, 5 follow up visits and 3 procedures. A definitive diagnosis was determined and no further intervention was recommended due to an unacceptably high risk:benefit ratio of current, state of the art, treatment options.
- ADX Result: An irrefutable, defensible diagnosis, maximum medical improvement (MMI) was established, no further intervention was indicated, and the case was settled