January 2020 Healthy News from Back And Neck Care Center: Chiropractic for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Pain Relief and Glucosamine for Back and Joint Cartilage

Severna Park chiropractic care offers 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 Severna Park back pain patients, back surgery appears like it is the answer…unless it is not. Statistics state that upwards of 50% of patients who undergo back surgery have the same or worse pain later...a year, 10 years, etc. (1,2,3) What comes next? Another surgery? For some Severna Park failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS) patients, yes. For others, no. Occasionally a second surgery is by necessity, sometimes by choice. There’re other choices though. Even back spine surgeons are questioning 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 improve patient outcomes. Researchers are just now working to establish what the “uniform care” should be. (4) Other researchers concede that evidence is not very strong for the use of medications and reoperations to deal 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 trying other self-care coping approaches offered by their chiropractors - like your Severna Park chiropractor may do – find they deal with with their pain better. (6) A particular 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 stated that they got greater than 50% pain relief at the end of 3 months’ active care. At 24 months, only 16% underwent additional 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 Severna Park 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 presents the treatment of post-surgical continued pain/failed back surgical syndrome patients using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. There’s hope!

Severna Park 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’s physiologically part of the body. Glucosamine sulfate halts the destruction of cartilage and reduces osteoarthritic pain. It reduces destruction of cartilage by stopping the enzymes that do that. It prevents damage of corticosteroids on chondrocytes and NSAIDS on glycosaminoglycan synthesis necessary for cartilage health. It’s even written to be a “stimulator of tissue regeneration.” (8) For those suffering with osteoarthritis – the most common joint disease and common cause of joint pain, functional loss and disability – taking glucosamine along with NSAID treatment like meloxicam deterred the inflammatory issue that come with osteoarthritis by reducing the levels of interleukin 1ß. (9) Glucosamine sulfate taken orally reduced lower back pain as effectively as NSAIDs and did not push glucose levels out of their normal limit. (10) Let’s talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you control your Severna Park back pain and joint pain.

CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center

Schedule your next Severna Park chiropractic appointment today with Back And Neck Care Center. Severna Park back pain whether it’s been surgically managed or not is invited to Back And Neck Care Center where chiropractic care with spinal manipulation and glucosamine help sufferers get relief and a sense of control.

May 2020 be your year of back pain relief solutions with Severna Park chiropractic care at Back And Neck Care Center!

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