BACK SURGERY? DID IT RELIEVE YOUR PAIN?
For many Southern New Hampshire back pain patients, back surgery appears like it is the answer…unless it is not. Statistics reveal that upwards of 50% of patients who choose back surgery have the same or worse pain at some point in the future...12 months later, 10 years, etc. (1,2,3) What comes next? Another surgery? For some Southern New Hampshire failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS) patients, yes. For other FBSS patients, no. Sometimes another surgery is by necessity, sometimes by choice. There’re other choices though. Even spine surgeons are questioning 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 improve patient outcomes. Researchers are just now trying to establish what the “uniform care” should be. (4) Other researchers admit that evidence is not very strong for the use of medications and reoperations to deal with FBSS patients. Active exercise has solid evidence. For some of the worst FBSS chronic pain patients, spinal cord stimulators are used. (5) Chronic back pain patients who are proactive in dealing with their pain by exercising and checking out other self-care coping strategies suggested by their chiropractors - like your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor may do – discover that they deal with with their pain better. (6) A particular study of 69 post-surgical continued pain patients (aka FBSS) treated with the chiropractic Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management discovered that 81% of FBSS/PSCP patients receiving a mean of 11 treatment visits over a 49 day period of active care stated that they got more than 50% pain relief at the end of 3 months’ active care. At 24 months, only 16% underwent another surgery while 82% reported pain relief of more than 50%. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a feasible, 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 Southern New Hampshire 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’s physiologically part of the body. Glucosamine sulfate stops the destruction of cartilage and decreases osteoarthritic pain. It reduces destruction of cartilage by halting the enzymes that do that. It inhibits damage of corticosteroids on chondrocytes and NSAIDS on glycosaminoglycan synthesis required for cartilage health. It is even written to be a “stimulator of tissue regeneration.” (8) For those suffering with osteoarthritis – the most common joint disease and common cause of joint pain, functional loss and disability – taking glucosamine together with NSAID treatment like meloxicam deterred the inflammatory issue accompanying osteoarthritis by decreasing the levels of interleukin 1ß. (9) Glucosamine sulfate taken orally reduced lower back pain as effectively as NSAIDs and didn’t push glucose levels out of their normal limit. (10) Let’s talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you manage your Southern New Hampshire back pain and joint pain.
CONTACT New Hampshire Spine and Sport
Schedule your next Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment today with New Hampshire Spine and Sport. Southern New Hampshire back pain whether it’s been surgically managed or not is invited to New Hampshire Spine and Sport where chiropractic care with spinal manipulation and glucosamine help sufferers find relief and a sense of control.
May 2020 be your year of back pain relief solutions with Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care at New Hampshire Spine and Sport!