BACK SURGERY? DID IT RELIEVE YOUR PAIN?
For many West Palm Beach back pain patients, back surgery
appears like it is the answer…unless it’s not. Statistics reveal that upwards of
50% of patients who undergo back surgery have the same or worse
pain at some point in the future...a year, 10 years, etc. (1,2,3) What’s next? Another
surgery? For some West Palm Beach failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS)
patients, yes. For others, no. Sometimes
another surgery is by necessity, sometimes by choice.
There’re other choices though. Even back spine
surgeons are searching for the next step
for such patients. The multidisciplinary approach is highly
thought of to make post-surgical continued pain (PSCP) care
more uniform among surgical practices and enhance patient
outcomes. Researchers are just now trying to
establish what the “uniform care” should be. (4)
Other researchers concede that evidence is weak for the use of medications and reoperations to deal
with failed back surgical syndrome patients. Active
exercise has solid evidence. For some of the worst FBSS chronic
pain patients, spinal cord stimulators are being tried. (5) Chronic
back pain patients who are proactive in dealing with their pain by exercising
and trying other self-care coping
approaches suggested by their chiropractors -
like your West Palm Beach chiropractor may do – discover that
they manage with their pain better. (6) A
specific study of 69 post-surgical continued pain patients
(aka FBSS) cared for with the chiropractic Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management discovered that
81% of FBSS/PSCP patients undergoing a mean of 11 treatment
visits over a 49 day period of active care reported
more than 50% pain relief at the end of 3 months’ active care. At
24 months, only 16% underwent another surgery while
82% reported pain relief of more than 50%. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation
is a practical, evidence-based option before back surgery
(and recommended prior to back surgery by organizations
like the American Pain Society and the American College of Family Physicians
(11)) and after back surgery. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor has just
the treatment plan to relieve and control your and a loved one’s back pain.
Set up an appointment today!
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Lee Hazen on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson
as he presents the treatment of post-surgical continued
pain/failed back surgical syndrome patients using The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. There is hope!
TIP OF THE MONTH: Glucosamine for Back Pain and Joint Pain Relief
Glucosamine sulfate benefits cartilage and joints found
all over the body like the spine and knee. It’s
physiologically part of the body. Glucosamine sulfate halts the
destruction of cartilage and decreases osteoarthritic
pain. It slows destruction of
cartilage by halting the enzymes that do that. It
inhibits damage of corticosteroids on chondrocytes and NSAIDS on
glycosaminoglycan synthesis required for cartilage health.
It’s even written to be a “stimulator of tissue
regeneration.” (8) For those suffering with osteoarthritis – the most
prevalent joint disease and common cause of joint pain, functional
loss and disability – taking glucosamine along with NSAID treatment like meloxicam deterred the
inflammatory issue accompanying osteoarthritis by
decreasing the levels of interleukin 1ß. (9) Glucosamine sulfate
taken orally reduced lower back pain as effectively as NSAIDs
and did not raise glucose levels out of their normal
limit. (10) Let’s talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you
control your West Palm Beach back pain and joint pain.
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic
appointment today with Chiropractic Care. West Palm Beach back pain whether
it has been surgically managed or not is invited to
Chiropractic Care where chiropractic care with spinal manipulation and
glucosamine help sufferers find relief and a sense of control.
May 2020 be your year of back pain relief solutions with
West Palm Beach chiropractic care at Chiropractic Care!