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

Minster 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 Minster back pain patients, back surgery seems to be the answer…unless it’s not. Statistics state that nearly 50% of patients who choose back surgery have the same or worse pain sooner or later...a year, 10 years, etc. (1,2,3) What comes next? Another surgery? For some Minster failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS) patients, yes. For other FBSS patients, no. Sometimes 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 well thought of to make post-surgical continued pain (PSCP) care more uniform among surgical practices and improve patient outcomes. Researchers are just now trying to figure out what the “uniform care” should be. (4) Other researchers admit that evidence is not very strong for the use of medications and reoperations to deal with FBSS patients. Active exercise has strong evidence. For some of the worst FBSS chronic pain patients, spinal cord stimulators are used. (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 Minster chiropractor may do – discover that they manage with their pain better. (6) A particular study of 69 post-surgical continued pain patients (aka FBSS) treated with the chiropractic Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management revealed that 81% of FBSS/PSCP patients receiving a mean of 11 treatment visits over a 49 day period of active care reported greater than 50% pain relief at the end of 3 months’ active care. At 24 months, only 16% had another surgery while 82% reported pain relief of more than 50%. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a viable, 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 Minster chiropractor has just the treatment plan to relieve and control your and a loved one’s back pain. Set up 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!

Minster chiropractic nutritional support urges 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 throughout the body like the spine and knee. It’s physiologically part of the body. Glucosamine sulfate halts the destruction of cartilage and reduces symptoms of osteoarthritis. 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 documented 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 inhibited the inflammatory issue that come with osteoarthritis by decreasing the levels of interleukin 1ß. (9) Glucosamine sulfate taken orally decreased lower back pain as effectively as NSAIDs and did not push glucose levels out of their normal limit. (10) Let us talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you manage your Minster back pain and joint pain.

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

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