Back surgery. It
is 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? More back surgery? Additional
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Wilson Family Chiropractic would add chiropractic care as a worthwhile approach
before back surgery, and Wilson Family Chiropractic welcomes back pain patients to the
Millville 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
Millville 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 satisfies Millville back pain patients seeking relief.
Wilson Family Chiropractic offers it to their Millville 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 certainly not one a
post-surgical back pain patient wants to ponder let alone experience. It’s a possibility though. Often another surgery isn’t the desired answer for these particular back pain sufferers.
Often such a patient is referred for physical therapy, recommended
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. Wilson Family Chiropractic stands ready with its Millville
to aid at any stage of the process of back
pain and its relief.
Chiropractic Care for FBSS
Low back pain care with chiropractic shows itself
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’s 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 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 Millville
back pain patient decide? Have all of these providers share
with 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. Wilson Family Chiropractic certainly does.
Our Millville back pain sufferers are appreciative
when they get relief after care.
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So Wilson Family Chiropractic shares these recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Millville 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 conclusion 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 percent of relief was 71.6% at
3 months and 70% at 24 months. (3) Then,
researchers state 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 reacts 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) Wilson Family Chiropractic observes that a
combination approach for pain relief is usually most productive for our Millville chiropractic patients.
chiropractic patient is matched with his or her very own,
personalized treatment plan that involves the following: recommendation of a variety of approaches as
appropriate, cooperation with fellow healthcare colleagues as
needed, presentation of the newest
in clinical outcomes of care options available, and support for you, our Millville post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule a Millville
chiropractic appointment today.