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? More back surgery? More
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Spinal Care Clinic would add chiropractic care as a viable approach
before back surgery, and Spinal Care Clinic welcomes back pain patients to the
Burlington and Hamilton back pain specialty practice even if they’ve
already undergone back surgery and still have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical method to relieve
Burlington and Hamilton spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment
protocol that is founded on evidence-based research with documented clinical
outcomes of relieving and controlling back pain. Cox
Technic fulfills Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients’ desire for
Spinal Care Clinic presents it to their Burlington and Hamilton 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’s a possibility though. Often another surgery isn’t the desired answer for these particular back pain sufferers.
Often such a patient is referred for 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. Spinal Care Clinic stands ready with its Burlington and Hamilton
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 beneficial 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 is what
evidence-based medicine is all about: seek out the best evidence from the research,
pursue 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 decide what is best for dealing
with their back pain.
How does one make that decision though? When a surgeon offers 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 Burlington and Hamilton
back pain patient decide? Have all of these providers provide 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. Spinal Care Clinic certainly does.
Our Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers are grateful
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Spinal Care Clinic wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Burlington and Hamilton 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% 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 observed in their findings. (4) Finally,
a post-surgical patient reacts well to
rehabilitation and Cox Technic spinal manipulation care, registering
pain decreasing from 8 to 3 on a 10 point scale over 12 visits
in 3 months. (5) Spinal Care Clinic finds that a
combination approach for pain relief is usually best for our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients.
Every Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic patient is suited with his or her very own,
personalized treatment plan that involves the following: combination of approaches as
appropriate, interaction with fellow healthcare colleagues as
needed, presentation of the newest
in clinical outcomes of care options existing, and standing
by you, our Burlington and Hamilton post-surgical continued back pain
patient, all the way.
Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic appointment today.