Back surgery. It
is an option some choose to get relief of their
back pain. At one year follow up, generally around 50% of surgical
patients report continued relief. What’s next? Another back surgery? More
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
New Roads Chiropractic Center would add chiropractic care as a viable option
before back surgery, and New Roads Chiropractic Center welcomes back pain patients to the
New Roads back pain specialty practice even if they have
already undergone back surgery and continued to have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical method to relieve
New Roads spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment
protocol that is based on evidence-based research with documented clinical
outcomes of relieving and controlling back pain. Cox
Technic fulfills New Roads back pain patients’ desire for
New Roads Chiropractic Center presents it to their New Roads 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 ponder let alone experience. It happens though. Often another surgery isn’t the desired answer for these types of back pain sufferers.
Often such a patient is transferred to physical therapy, advised to try
medications or injections, even implanted with a spine stimulator. Often such a
patient wants to try anything but those medical
approaches. Sometimes such a patient wishes he or she had tried something else
before back surgery. New Roads Chiropractic Center stands ready with its New Roads
to assist at any stage of the process of back
pain and its relief.
Chiropractic Care for FBSS
Low back pain care with chiropractic is shown
to be equally effective as physical therapy with no serious
adverse side-effects. This review report further states
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 does one make that decision though? When a surgeon proposes surgery or a pain medicine doctor
offers medication or a physical therapist offers exercise or a chiropractor
offers spinal manipulation in one form or another, how does the relief-seeking New Roads
back pain patient decide? Have all of these providers share
with patients with unbiased 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 is really appealing.
human, the healthcare provider seeing a patient in pain wants to help that back
pain patient get rid of the pain fast, too. New Roads Chiropractic Center certainly does.
Our New Roads back pain sufferers are thankful
when they get relief after care.
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So New Roads Chiropractic Center shares these recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with New Roads 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 demonstrated 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% reported 50% relief
of pain at 24 months follow up. The amount of relief was 71.6% at
3 months and 70% at 24 months. (3) Then,
researchers report that no adverse effects from chiropractic manipulation
or mobilization treatment applied to patients who have implanted spine stimulators for pain control are observed in their findings. (4) Finally,
a post-surgical patient reacts well 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) New Roads Chiropractic Center notices that a
combination approach for pain relief is usually best for our New Roads chiropractic patients.
New Roads Chiropractic Center creates a chiropractic
treatment plan designed for each New Roads chiropractic
patient that involves the following: recommendation of a variety of approaches as
appropriate, interaction with fellow healthcare colleagues as
needed, presentation of the latest
in clinical outcomes of care options available, and standing
by you, our New Roads post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule your New Roads
chiropractic visit today.