Back surgery. It’s an option some choose for back pain relief. At one year follow up, generally around 50% of surgical
patients report continued relief. What’s next? More back surgery? Additional
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Moses Chiropractic would add chiropractic care as a worthwhile approach
before back surgery, and Moses Chiropractic welcomes back pain patients to the
West Palm Beach back pain specialty practice even if they have
already undergone back surgery and continued to have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical method to alleviate
West Palm Beach spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment
protocol that has
much evidence-based research as its foundation with documented clinical
outcomes of relieving and controlling back pain. It satisfies West Palm Beach back pain patients seeking relief.
Moses Chiropractic presents it to their West Palm Beach 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 ponder let alone deal
with. It’s a possibility though. Often another surgery isn’t the desired answer for these types of back pain sufferers.
Often such a patient is transferred to 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. Moses Chiropractic stands ready with its West Palm Beach
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 effective 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’s 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 proficient,
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 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 Palm Beach
back pain patient decide? Have all of these providers provide 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 is really appealing.
Any human physician wants to help a person in pain get rid of that. Moses Chiropractic certainly does.
Our West Palm Beach back pain sufferers are grateful
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Moses Chiropractic wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with West Palm Beach 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 more
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 amount of relief was 71.6% at
3 months and 70% at 24 months. (3) Then,
researchers report 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 dropping from 8 to 3 on a 10 point scale over 12 visits
in 3 months. (5) Moses Chiropractic observes that a
combination approach for pain relief is often most
beneficial for our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients.
Moses Chiropractic makes a chiropractic
treatment plan designed for each West Palm Beach chiropractic
patient that involves the following: combination of approaches as
appropriate, interaction with fellow healthcare colleagues as
necessary, presentation of the latest
in clinical outcomes of care options available, and standing
by you, our West Palm Beach post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule a West Palm Beach
chiropractic visit today.