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

Millville 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 Millville back pain patients, back surgery seems to be the answer…until it is not. Statistics show that nearly 50% of patients who choose back surgery have the same or worse pain at some point in the future...a year, 10 years, etc. (1,2,3) What comes next? Another surgery? For some Millville 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 respected to make post-surgical continued pain (PSCP) care more uniform among surgical practices and enhance patient outcomes. Researchers are just now working 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 contend with failed back surgical syndrome 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 trying other self-care coping strategies suggested by their chiropractors - like your Millville chiropractor may do – discover that they deal with with their pain better. (6) A specific 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 reported 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 feasible, 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 Millville 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!

Millville 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 throughout the body like the spine and knee. It is physiologically part of the body. Glucosamine sulfate stops the destruction of cartilage and decreases osteoarthritic pain. It slows destruction of cartilage by halting the enzymes that do that. It prevents damage of corticosteroids on chondrocytes and NSAIDS on glycosaminoglycan synthesis necessary for cartilage health. It’s even documented 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 inhibited 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 raise glucose levels out of their normal limit. (10) Let’s talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you manage your Millville back pain and joint pain.

CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic

Schedule your next Millville chiropractic appointment today with Wilson Family Chiropractic. Millville back pain whether it’s been surgically managed or not is invited to Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 Millville chiropractic care at Wilson Family Chiropractic!

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