Back surgery. It’s an option some choose for back pain relief. At one year follow up, generally around 50% of surgical
patients report continued relief. What’s next? Another back surgery? Additional
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center would add chiropractic care as a viable option
before back surgery, and Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center welcomes back pain patients to the
Fort Wayne 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
Fort Wayne spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment
protocol that has
much evidence-based research as its foundation with documented clinical
outcomes of relieving and controlling back pain. It fulfills Fort Wayne back pain patients’ desire for
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center presents it to their Fort Wayne 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 consider let alone experience. It’s a possibility though. Often another surgery is
not the desired answer for these particular back pain sufferers.
Often such a patient is referred for physical therapy, advised to try
medications or injections, even implanted with a spine stimulator. Often such a
patient welcomes options beyond those medical
approaches. Sometimes such a patient wishes he or she had tried something else
before back surgery. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center stands ready with its Fort Wayne
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 effective 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 is 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 adept,
and meet patient expectations and preferences. That’s 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 dealing
with their back pain.
How to decide though? Surgeons,
pain control specialists, physical therapists and chiropractors all offer their
various approaches that seem reasonable for relief,
the pain suffering patient may have trouble deciding. What might
help? 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. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center certainly does.
Our Fort Wayne back pain sufferers are appreciative
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Fort Wayne 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 showed more
than 50% relief of pain at the end 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 tell that no adverse effects from chiropractic manipulation
or mobilization treatment applied to patients who have implanted spine stimulators for pain control are observed in their findings. (4) Finally,
a post-surgical patient reacts positively to
rehabilitation and Cox Technic spinal manipulation care, registering
pain dropping from 8 to 3 on a 10 point scale over 12 visits
in 3 months. (5) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center observes that a
combination approach for pain relief is usually most productive for our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients.
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center creates a chiropractic
treatment plan designed for each Fort Wayne chiropractic
patient that involves the following: recommendation of a variety of approaches as
appropriate, interaction with fellow healthcare colleagues as
needed, presentation of the newest
in clinical outcomes of care options existing, and standing
by you, our Fort Wayne post-surgical continued back pain
patient, all the way.
Schedule a Fort Wayne
chiropractic appointment today.