Back surgery. It’s 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?
Back And Neck Care Center would add chiropractic care as a viable approach
before back surgery, and Back And Neck Care Center welcomes back pain patients to the
Severna Park back pain specialty practice even if they’ve
already undergone back surgery and continued to have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical method to alleviate
Severna Park spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment
protocol that has
much evidence-based research as its foundation with documented clinical
outcomes of alleviating and controlling back pain. Cox
Technic satisfies Severna Park back pain patients seeking relief.
Back And Neck Care Center offers it to their Severna Park 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 surely not one a
post-surgical back pain patient wants to consider let alone deal
with. It happens though. Often another surgery is
not 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 welcomes options beyond those medical
approaches. Sometimes such a patient wishes he or she had tried something else
before back surgery. Back And Neck Care Center stands ready with its Severna Park
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 beneficial 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 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 base its decision on what is best for managing their back pain.
How to decide 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 Severna Park
back pain patient decide? Have all of these providers present 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 looks really good.
Any human physician wants to help a person in pain get rid of that. Back And Neck Care Center certainly does.
Our Severna Park back pain sufferers are appreciative
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Back And Neck Care Center shares these recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Severna Park 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 more
than 50% relief of pain at the end 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 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 noted in their findings. (4) Finally,
a post-surgical patient responds 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) Back And Neck Care Center observes that a
combination approach for pain relief is often most
beneficial for our Severna Park chiropractic patients.
Every Severna Park
chiropractic patient is suited with his or her very own,
personalized treatment plan that involves the following: recommendation of a variety of approaches as
appropriate, interaction with fellow healthcare colleagues as
necessary, presentation of the latest
in clinical outcomes of care options available, and support for you, our Severna Park post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule your Severna Park
chiropractic appointment today.