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’s next? Another back surgery? Additional pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic? New Hampshire Spine and Sport would add chiropractic care as a worthwhile approach before back surgery, and New Hampshire Spine and Sport welcomes back pain patients to the Southern New Hampshire back pain specialty practice even if they have already undergone back surgery and continued to have pain. Chiropractic is a non-surgical approach to alleviate Southern New Hampshire spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment protocol that offers much evidence-based research as its foundation with documented clinical outcomes of alleviating and controlling back pain. It satisfies Southern New Hampshire back pain patients seeking relief. New Hampshire Spine and Sport presents it to their Southern New Hampshire 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’s a possibility though. Often another surgery is not the desired answer for these types of back pain sufferers. Often such a patient is transferred to physical therapy, prescribed 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. New Hampshire Spine and Sport stands ready with its Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care
to help 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 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 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 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 to decide though? Surgeons, pain control specialists, physical therapists and chiropractors all offer their various approaches that seem plausible for relief, the pain suffering patient may have trouble deciding. What might help? Have all of these providers share with 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. Any human physician wants to help a person in pain get rid of that. New Hampshire Spine and Sport certainly does. Our Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers are thankful when they get relief after care.
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So New Hampshire Spine and Sport shares these recent chiropractic-outcome articles with Southern New Hampshire 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% continued with their 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 seen in their findings. (4) Finally, a post-surgical patient reacts 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) New Hampshire Spine and Sport observes that a combination approach for pain relief is usually most productive for our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients.
New Hampshire Spine and Sport makes a chiropractic treatment plan tailored for each Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patient that involves the following: recommendation of a variety of approaches as appropriate, cooperation with fellow healthcare colleagues as necessary, presentation of the newest in clinical outcomes of care options existing, and standing by you, our Southern New Hampshire post-surgical continued back pain patient, all the way.
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