BACK SURGERY? DID IT RELIEVE YOUR PAIN?
For many Brooks back pain patients, back surgery
seems to be the answer…until it’s 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’s next? Another
surgery? For some Brooks failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS)
patients, yes. For others, no. Occasionally
another surgery is by necessity, sometimes by choice.
There are other choices though. Even back spine
surgeons are searching for the next step
for such patients. The multidisciplinary approach is well
thought of to make post-surgical continued pain (PSCP) care
more uniform among surgical practices and enhance patient
outcomes. Researchers are just now trying to
figure out what the “uniform care” should be. (4)
Other researchers concede that evidence is weak for the use of medications and reoperations to contend with FBSS patients. Active
exercise has strong 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 trying other self-care coping
approaches offered by their chiropractors -
like your Brooks chiropractor may do – find
they cope with their pain better. (6) A
particular study of 69 post-surgical continued pain patients
(aka FBSS) cared for 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 stated that they got
greater than 50% pain relief at the end of 3 months’ active care. At
24 months, only 16% had another surgery while
82% reported pain relief of more than 50%. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation
is a viable, 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 Brooks chiropractor has just
the treatment plan to relieve and control your and a loved one’s back pain.
Set up 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’s hope!
TIP OF THE MONTH: Glucosamine for Back Pain and Joint Pain Relief
Glucosamine sulfate benefits cartilage and joints found
throughout the body like the spine and knee. It is
physiologically part of the body. Glucosamine sulfate halts the
destruction of cartilage and reduces osteoarthritic
pain. It slows 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 is 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 inhibited the
inflammatory issue accompanying osteoarthritis by
reducing 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’s talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you
control your Brooks back pain and joint pain.
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
Schedule your next Brooks chiropractic
appointment today with Soft Health and Healing Clinic. Brooks back pain whether
it’s been surgically managed or not is invited to
Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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
Brooks chiropractic care at Soft Health and Healing Clinic!
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