Back surgery. It’s an option some choose to get relief of their
back pain. At one year follow up, generally around 50% of surgical
patients report continued relief. What then? More back surgery? More
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa would add chiropractic care as a worthwhile approach
before back surgery, and Executive Chiropractic of Iowa welcomes back pain patients to the
West Des Moines 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
West Des Moines spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment
protocol that offers
much evidence-based research as its foundation with documented clinical
outcomes of relieving and controlling back pain. It fulfills West Des Moines back pain patients’ desire for
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa presents it to their West Des Moines 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 surely not one a
post-surgical back pain patient wants to ponder let alone experience. It happens though. Often another surgery isn’t the desired answer for these particular back pain sufferers.
Often such a patient is referred for physical therapy, recommended
medications or injections, even implanted with a spine stimulator. Often such a
patient wants to try anything but those medical
approaches. Sometimes such a patient wishes he or she had tried something else
before back surgery. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa stands ready with its West Des Moines
to assist 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 beneficial 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 does one make that decision though? When a surgeon offers surgery or a pain medicine doctor
offers medication or a physical therapist offers exercise or a chiropractor
offers spinal manipulation in one form or another, how does the relief-seeking West Des Moines
back pain patient decide? Have all of these providers present 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.
human, the healthcare provider seeing a patient in pain wants to help that back
pain patient get rid of the pain fast, too. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa certainly does.
Our West Des Moines back pain sufferers are appreciative
when they get relief after care.
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So Executive Chiropractic of Iowa shares these recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with West Des Moines 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 greater
than 50% relief of pain at the end of care (3 months) in a mean of
49 days and 11 visits, and 78.6% reported 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 seen in their findings. (4) Finally,
a post-surgical patient responds well to
rehabilitation and Cox Technic spinal manipulation care, registering
pain decreasing from 8 to 3 on a 10 point scale over 12 visits
in 3 months. (5) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa finds that a
combination approach for pain relief is usually most productive for our West Des Moines chiropractic patients.
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa creates a chiropractic
treatment plan tailored for each West Des Moines chiropractic
patient that involves the following: recommendation of a variety of approaches as
appropriate, cooperation with fellow healthcare colleagues as
needed, presentation of the newest
in clinical outcomes of care options available, and support for you, our West Des Moines post-surgical continued back pain
patient, all the way.
Schedule a West Des Moines
chiropractic visit today.