BACK SURGERY? DID IT RELIEVE YOUR PAIN?
For many Baton Rouge back pain patients, back surgery
seems to be the answer…unless it
is not. Statistics show that upwards of
50% of patients who undergo back surgery have the same or worse
pain at some point in the future...12 months
later, 10 years, etc. (1,2,3) What comes next? Another
surgery? For some Baton Rouge failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS)
patients, yes. For others, no. Occasionally
a second surgery is by necessity, sometimes by choice.
There are other choices though. Even back 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 improve patient
outcomes. Researchers are just now working to
figure out what the “uniform care” should be. (4)
Other researchers admit that evidence is weak 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 being tried. (5) Chronic
back pain patients who are proactive in dealing with their pain by exercising
and checking out other self-care coping
approaches offered by their chiropractors -
like your Baton Rouge chiropractor may do – find
they cope 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
greater 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 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor has just
the treatment plan to relieve and control your and a loved one’s back pain.
Make 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 is 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 halting the enzymes that do that. It
prevents damage of corticosteroids on chondrocytes and NSAIDS on
glycosaminoglycan synthesis required for cartilage health.
It is 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 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 push glucose levels out of their normal
limit. (10) Let us talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you
manage your Baton Rouge back pain and joint pain.
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic
appointment today with Spine & Sports Rehab Center. Baton Rouge back pain whether
it’s been surgically managed or not is welcome at
Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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
Baton Rouge chiropractic care at Spine & Sports Rehab Center!