Back surgery. It’s an option some choose to get relief of their
back pain. About 50% of them report relief at one year
later. What then? More back surgery? More
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Soft Health and Healing Clinic would add chiropractic care as a worthwhile option
before back surgery, and Soft Health and Healing Clinic welcomes back pain patients to the
Brooks back pain specialty practice even if they have
already undergone back surgery and still have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical method to relieve
Brooks spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment
protocol that has
much evidence-based research as its foundation with documented clinical
outcomes of alleviating and controlling back pain. It satisfies Brooks back pain patients seeking relief.
Soft Health and Healing Clinic presents it to their Brooks 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 deal
with. It happens though. Often another surgery isn’t the desired answer for these types of 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. Soft Health and Healing Clinic stands ready with its Brooks
to help at any stage of the process of back
pain and its relief.
Chiropractic Care for FBSS
Low back pain care with chiropractic is shown
to be equally beneficial as physical therapy with no serious
adverse side-effects. This review report further states
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,
pursue care from the back pain specialist who is clinically adept,
and meet patient expectations and preferences. That is what
chiropractic research continues to do: produce the research and publish the
outcomes for the public to decide what is best for managing their back pain.
How does one make that decision 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 will
help? Have all of these providers provide patients with unbiased 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 is really appealing.
Any human physician wants to help a person in pain get rid of that. Soft Health and Healing Clinic certainly does.
Our Brooks back pain sufferers are thankful
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares these recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Brooks 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 demonstrated 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 observed 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) Soft Health and Healing Clinic finds that a
combination approach for pain relief is usually most productive for our Brooks chiropractic patients.
chiropractic patient is matched with his or her very own,
personalized treatment plan 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 support for you, our Brooks post-surgical continued back pain
patient, all the way.
Schedule a Brooks
chiropractic visit today.