Back surgery. It
is 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 is founded on evidence-based research 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
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 proficient,
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.
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 conclusion 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 noted 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.
Schedule your Chicago
chiropractic visit today.