Back surgery. It
is an option some choose to get relief of their
back pain. About 50% of them report relief at one year
later. What then? More back surgery? Additional
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic would add chiropractic care as a worthwhile option
before back surgery, and Amelia Chiropractic Clinic welcomes back pain patients to the
Fernandina Beach back pain specialty practice even if they’ve
already undergone back surgery and continued to have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical method to alleviate
Fernandina Beach spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment
protocol that is based on evidence-based research with documented clinical
outcomes of relieving and controlling back pain. It fulfills Fernandina Beach back pain patients’ desire for
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic presents it to their Fernandina 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 surely not one a
post-surgical back pain patient wants to consider let alone deal
with. It happens though. Often another surgery is
not the desired answer for these particular back pain sufferers.
Often such a patient is referred for 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. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic stands ready with its Fernandina 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 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 base its decision on 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 Fernandina Beach
back pain patient decide? Have all of these providers share
with 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. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic certainly does.
Our Fernandina Beach back pain sufferers are thankful
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Amelia Chiropractic Clinic wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Fernandina 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 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% 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 state 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 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) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic observes that a
combination approach for pain relief is often most productive for our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients.
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic makes a chiropractic
treatment plan custom-made for each Fernandina Beach chiropractic
patient that involves the following: recommendation of a variety of approaches as
appropriate, interaction with fellow healthcare colleagues as
needed, presentation of the newest
in clinical outcomes of care options available, and support for you, our Fernandina Beach post-surgical continued back pain
patient, all the way.
Schedule your Fernandina Beach
chiropractic appointment today.