BACK SURGERY? DID IT RELIEVE YOUR PAIN?
For many Pflugerville back pain patients, back surgery
seems to be the answer…until it’s not. Statistics state that upwards of
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 Pflugerville failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS)
patients, yes. For other FBSS patients, no. Occasionally
another surgery is by necessity, sometimes by choice.
There are other choices though. Even spine surgeons are questioning the next step
for such patients. The multidisciplinary approach is highly
respected to make post-surgical continued pain (PSCP) care
more uniform among surgical practices and enhance patient
outcomes. Researchers are just now working to
determine what the “uniform care” should be. (4)
Other researchers concede that evidence is not very
strong for the use of medications and reoperations to contend with failed back surgical syndrome patients. Active
exercise has solid 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 Pflugerville chiropractor may do – discover that
they deal with 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 found that
81% of FBSS/PSCP patients undergoing a mean of 11 treatment
visits over a 49 day period of active care reported
more than 50% pain relief at the end of 3 months’ active care. At
24 months, only 16% had additional surgery while
82% reported pain relief of more than 50%. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation
is a practical, 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 Pflugerville chiropractor has just
the treatment plan to relieve and control your and a loved one’s back pain.
Make an appointment today!
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Lee Hazen on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson
as he discusses 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
all over 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 written 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 together
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 raise glucose levels out of their normal
limit. (10) Let’s talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you
control your Pflugerville back pain and joint pain.
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
Schedule your next Pflugerville chiropractic
appointment today with Pflugerville Wellness Center. Pflugerville back pain whether
it has been surgically managed or not is invited to
Pflugerville Wellness 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
Pflugerville chiropractic care at Pflugerville Wellness Center!
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