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’s next? Another back surgery? Additional
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Apple Country Chiropractic would add chiropractic care as a viable approach
before back surgery, and Apple Country Chiropractic welcomes back pain patients to the
Williamson back pain specialty practice even if they have
already undergone back surgery and still have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical approach to relieve
Williamson 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 Williamson back pain patients seeking relief.
Apple Country Chiropractic offers it to their Williamson 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 consider let alone experience. It happens though. Often another surgery isn’t the desired answer for these particular back pain sufferers.
Often such a patient is referred for physical therapy, recommended
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. Apple Country Chiropractic stands ready with its Williamson
to aid 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,
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 to decide 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 Williamson
back pain patient decide? 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 looks really good.
human, the healthcare provider seeing a patient in pain wants to help that back
pain patient get rid of the pain fast, too. Apple Country Chiropractic certainly does.
Our Williamson back pain sufferers are appreciative
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Apple Country Chiropractic wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Williamson 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% 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 seen in their findings. (4) Finally,
a post-surgical patient reacts positively to
rehabilitation and Cox Technic spinal manipulation care, reporting
pain decreasing from 8 to 3 on a 10 point scale over 12 visits
in 3 months. (5) Apple Country Chiropractic finds that a
combination approach for pain relief is usually most
beneficial for our Williamson chiropractic patients.
Apple Country Chiropractic creates a chiropractic
treatment plan designed for each Williamson chiropractic
patient that involves the following: recommendation of a variety of approaches as
appropriate, interaction with fellow healthcare colleagues as
necessary, presentation of the latest
in clinical outcomes of care options available, and support for you, our Williamson post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule your Williamson
chiropractic appointment today.