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January 2020 Healthy News from New Roads Chiropractic Center: Chiropractic for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Pain Relief and Glucosamine for Back and Joint Cartilage

New Roads chiropractic care has a treatment plan for relieving post-back surgery continued pain (FBSS or failed back surgery syndrome). 

BACK SURGERY? DID IT RELIEVE YOUR PAIN?

For many New Roads back pain patients, back surgery seems to be the answer…unless it is not. Statistics reveal that nearly 50% of patients who undergo back surgery have the same or worse pain later...12 months later, 10 years, etc. (1,2,3) What’s next? Another surgery? For some New Roads failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS) patients, yes. For other FBSS patients, no. Occasionally a second surgery is by necessity, sometimes by choice. There are other choices though. Even back spine surgeons are searching for the next step for such patients. The multidisciplinary approach is highly respected to make post-surgical continued pain (PSCP) care more uniform among surgical practices and enhance patient outcomes. Researchers are just now trying to figure out what the “uniform care” should be. (4) Other researchers concede that evidence is not very strong for the use of medications and reoperations to contend with FBSS 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 checking out other self-care coping strategies offered by their chiropractors - like your New Roads chiropractor may do – find they cope 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 found 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% had additional surgery while 82% reported pain relief of more than 50%. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a feasible, 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 New Roads chiropractor has just the treatment plan to relieve and control your and a loved one’s back pain. Make an appointment soon!

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Lee Hazen on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses treatment of post-surgical continued pain/failed back surgical syndrome patients using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. There’s hope!

New Roads chiropractic nutritional support encourages glucosamine for joint and spine cartilage health and potential regeneration.  

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 is physiologically part of the body. Glucosamine sulfate stops the destruction of cartilage and reduces osteoarthritic pain. It slows destruction of cartilage by stopping the enzymes that do that. It prevents 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 reducing the levels of interleukin 1ß. (9) Glucosamine sulfate taken orally decreased lower back pain as effectively as NSAIDs and didn’t push glucose levels out of their normal limit. (10) Let’s talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you manage your New Roads back pain and joint pain.

CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center

Schedule your next New Roads chiropractic appointment today with New Roads Chiropractic Center. New Roads back pain whether it’s been surgically managed or not is invited to New Roads Chiropractic Center 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 New Roads chiropractic care at New Roads Chiropractic Center!

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