Healthy News September 2023

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FAILED BACK SURGICAL SYNDROME PAIN: HOW COMMON? CHIROPRACTIC CAN HELP.

Researchers stated that degenerative disc disease and low back pain turns into chronic low back pain for many after back surgery discectomy. How many had back pain beyond 6 months post-surgery? They discovered that nearly 15% had failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS). (1) Chiropractic care is well-known for its conservative approach to back pain and neck pain. Today, the chiropractic Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management is showing itself beneficial for relieving post-surgical FBSS spine pain. A retrospective study of 69 such patients treated by 15 chiropractors well-trained in Cox® Technic protocols documented greater than 50% relief of pain for 81% of patients in a mean of 11 visits in a 49 day period of active care. This relief at the end of care sustained at 2 years follow-up: 78.6% continued with relief. The percentage of relief remained high: 71.6% at end of care and 70% at 24 months. (2) In a prospective study of patients cared for with Cox® Technic, 8 of 11 post-surgical FBSS patients reported reduced or discontinued opioid use. (3) We are ready to help our FBSS back pain patients whose lingers after back surgery and get you back to enjoying life! 

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[[Chiropractic]] HEALTH TIP OF THE MONTH:
EXERCISE AFTER BACK SURGERY: Straight Leg Raise

The straight leg raise is a versatile movement. It is used as a test by healthcare providers like your Baton Rouge chiropractor when determining the source of back pain and disc involvement. A recent study stated that the lack of ability to do straight leg after back surgery increased the risk of undergoing another surgery. (4) Luckily, it’s a pretty simple exercise. How do you do the it? Lie on a supportive surface. Bend one leg’s knee and place its foot on the floor. With the other leg flat and hips planted on the floor, lift the straight leg off the floor. Hold for 3 seconds and put it down again. Do that motion 10 times. Then, replicate this with the other leg. If that is difficult, there are some variations. (5) Let's discuss what is right for you before you do these on your own!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox  on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson  about the potential relief of continued pain even after back surgery did not get rid of the pain using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management

CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center

Make your next Baton Rouge chiropractic visit with Spine & Sports Rehab Center now. We’ll see you soon! We offer hope for FBSS pain relief and management!

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