Back surgery. It
is an option some choose for back pain relief. About 50% of them report relief at one year
later. What’s next? More back surgery? More
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Palmer Chiropractic Center would add chiropractic care as a worthwhile option
before back surgery, and Palmer Chiropractic Center welcomes back pain patients to the
Lynchburg back pain specialty practice even if they’ve
already undergone back surgery and still have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical approach to alleviate
Lynchburg spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment
protocol that is based on evidence-based research with documented clinical
outcomes of alleviating and controlling back pain. Cox
Technic fulfills Lynchburg back pain patients’ desire for
Palmer Chiropractic Center offers it to their Lynchburg 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 deal
with. It’s a possibility though. Often another surgery isn’t 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. Palmer Chiropractic Center stands ready with its Lynchburg
to assist 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,
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 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 might
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. Palmer Chiropractic Center certainly does.
Our Lynchburg back pain sufferers are appreciative
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Palmer Chiropractic Center wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Lynchburg 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 conclusion 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 amount of relief was 71.6% at
3 months and 70% at 24 months. (3) Then,
researchers state that no adverse effects from chiropractic manipulation
or mobilization treatment applied to patients who have implanted spine stimulators for pain control are noted in their findings. (4) Finally,
a post-surgical patient responds positively to
rehabilitation and Cox Technic spinal manipulation care, reporting
pain dropping from 8 to 3 on a 10 point scale over 12 visits
in 3 months. (5) Palmer Chiropractic Center finds that a
combination approach for pain relief is usually most
beneficial for our Lynchburg chiropractic patients.
Palmer Chiropractic Center makes a chiropractic
treatment plan custom-made for each Lynchburg chiropractic
patient that involves the following: recommendation of a variety of approaches as
appropriate, cooperation with fellow healthcare colleagues as
needed, presentation of the latest
in clinical outcomes of care options available, and standing
by you, our Lynchburg post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule a Lynchburg
chiropractic visit today.