Back surgery. It’s an option some choose for back pain relief. At one year follow up, generally around 50% of surgical
patients report continued relief. What then? Another back surgery? Additional
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Minster Chiropractic Center would add chiropractic care as a worthwhile approach
before back surgery, and Minster Chiropractic Center welcomes back pain patients to the
Minster back pain specialty practice even if they’ve
already undergone back surgery and continued to have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical approach to relieve
Minster 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. It fulfills Minster back pain patients’ desire for
Minster Chiropractic Center presents it to their Minster 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 experience. It’s a possibility though. Often another surgery is
not the desired answer for these types of 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. Minster Chiropractic Center stands ready with its Minster
to aid 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 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,
seek care from the back pain specialist who is clinically proficient,
and meet patient expectations and preferences. That’s what
chiropractic research continues to do: produce the research and publish the
outcomes for the public to decide what is best for managing their back pain.
How does one make that decision though? Surgeons,
pain control specialists, physical therapists and chiropractors all offer their
various approaches that seem plausible for relief,
the pain suffering patient may have trouble deciding. What will
help? 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. Minster Chiropractic Center certainly does.
Our Minster back pain sufferers are grateful
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Minster Chiropractic Center shares these recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Minster 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 showed 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% 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, reporting
pain dropping from 8 to 3 on a 10 point scale over 12 visits
in 3 months. (5) Minster Chiropractic Center finds that a
combination approach for pain relief is usually best for our Minster chiropractic patients.
Minster Chiropractic Center makes a chiropractic
treatment plan designed for each Minster chiropractic
patient that involves the following: combination of approaches as
appropriate, interaction with fellow healthcare colleagues as
necessary, presentation of the latest
in clinical outcomes of care options available, and standing
by you, our Minster post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule a Minster
chiropractic visit today.