BACK SURGERY? DID IT RELIEVE YOUR PAIN?
For many West Des Moines back pain patients, back surgery
seems to be the answer…until it’s not. Statistics state that upwards of
50% of patients who undergo back surgery have the same or worse
pain later...a year, 10 years, etc. (1,2,3) What comes next? Another
surgery? For some West Des Moines failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS)
patients, yes. For other FBSS patients, no. Sometimes
a second surgery is by necessity, sometimes by choice.
There are other choices though. Even spine surgeons are searching for the next step
for such patients. The multidisciplinary approach is well
respected to make post-surgical continued pain (PSCP) care
more uniform among surgical practices and improve patient
outcomes. Researchers are just now trying 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 strong 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 trying other self-care coping
strategies suggested by their chiropractors -
like your West Des Moines chiropractor may do – discover that
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 discovered 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 West Des Moines 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 discusses 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 is
physiologically part of the body. Glucosamine sulfate halts the
destruction of cartilage and decreases osteoarthritic
pain. It reduces destruction of
cartilage by halting the enzymes that do that. It
inhibits damage of corticosteroids on chondrocytes and NSAIDS on
glycosaminoglycan synthesis necessary for cartilage health.
It’s even documented to be a “stimulator of tissue
regeneration.” (8) For those suffering with osteoarthritis – the most
prevalent joint disease and common cause of joint pain, functional
loss and disability – taking glucosamine along with NSAID treatment like meloxicam deterred the
inflammatory issue accompanying osteoarthritis by
decreasing the levels of interleukin 1ß. (9) Glucosamine sulfate
taken orally decreased lower back pain as effectively as NSAIDs
and didn’t raise glucose levels out of their normal
limit. (10) Let us talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you
control your West Des Moines back pain and joint pain.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Schedule your next West Des Moines chiropractic
appointment today with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. West Des Moines back pain whether
it’s been surgically managed or not is invited to
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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
West Des Moines chiropractic care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa!
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