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!
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!