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Chicago Chiropractic Care of Continued Back Pain after Back Surgery

Back surgery. It’s an option some choose for back pain relief. At one year follow up, generally around 50% of surgical patients report continued relief. What then? Another back surgery? More pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic? Chiropractic Care would add chiropractic care as a viable option before back surgery, and Chiropractic Care  welcomes back pain patients to the Chicago back pain specialty practice even if they’ve already undergone back surgery and still have pain. Chiropractic is a non-surgical approach to alleviate Chicago spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment protocol that has much evidence-based research as its foundation with documented clinical outcomes of alleviating and controlling back pain. Cox Technic satisfies Chicago back pain patients seeking relief. Chiropractic Care presents it to their Chicago back pain patients if they find themselves with post-surgical continued pain or the condition diagnosis of “failed back surgery syndrome” (FBSS).

Post Surgical Continued Pain Diagnosis 

A FBSS diagnosis is certainly not one a post-surgical back pain patient wants to consider let alone deal with. It happens though. Often another surgery is not the desired answer for these particular back pain sufferers. Often such a patient is transferred to physical therapy, prescribed medications or injections, even implanted with a spine stimulator. Often such a patient welcomes options beyond those medical approaches. Sometimes such a patient wishes he or she had tried something else before back surgery. Chiropractic Care stands ready with its Chicago chiropractic care to aid at any stage of the process of back pain and its relief.
 
Chiropractic Care for FBSS 

Low back pain care with chiropractic shows itself to be equally effective as physical therapy with no serious adverse side-effects. This review report goes on to say that “the decision to seek or to refer patients for chiropractic care should be based on patient preference and values.” (1) That’s what evidence-based medicine is all about: seek out the best evidence from the research, seek care from the back pain specialist who is clinically adept, and meet patient expectations and preferences. That is what chiropractic research continues to do: produce the research and publish the outcomes for the public to base its decision on what is best for dealing with their back pain.

Decision Making 

How to decide though? Surgeons, pain control specialists, physical therapists and chiropractors all offer their various approaches that seem workable for relief, the pain suffering patient may have trouble deciding. What might help? Have all of these providers present patients with impartial information about the potential benefits and risks of the options. (2) Everyone knows though that when the pain is intense, the first offer of relief looks really good. Any human physician wants to help a person in pain get rid of that. Chiropractic Care certainly does. Our Chicago back pain sufferers are grateful when they get relief after care.

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So Chiropractic Care wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome articles with Chicago back pain patients: spinal manipulation relief for post-surgical continued pain patients and for post-implanted and currently wearing spinal stimulator patients. A study of 69 post-surgical continued pain patients, 80% of patients showed greater than 50% relief of pain at the end of care (3 months) in a mean of 49 days and 11 visits, and 78.6% continued with their 50% relief of pain at 24 months follow up. The percent of relief was 71.6% at 3 months and 70% at 24 months. (3) Then, researchers tell that no adverse effects from chiropractic manipulation or mobilization treatment applied to patients who have implanted spine stimulators for pain control are seen in their findings. (4) Finally, a post-surgical patient responds positively to rehabilitation and Cox Technic spinal manipulation care, registering pain dropping from 8 to 3 on a 10 point scale over 12 visits in 3 months. (5) Chiropractic Care notices that a combination approach for pain relief is often most productive for our Chicago chiropractic patients.

Chiropractic Care creates a chiropractic treatment plan tailored for each Chicago chiropractic patient that involves the following: recommendation of a variety of approaches as appropriate, cooperation with fellow healthcare colleagues as necessary, presentation of the newest in clinical outcomes of care options available, and standing by you, our Chicago post-surgical continued back pain patient, all the way.

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