Back surgery. It is an option some choose for back pain relief. At one year follow up, generally around 50% of surgical patients report continued relief. What then? More back surgery? Additional pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic? Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic would add chiropractic care as a worthwhile option before back surgery, and Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic welcomes back pain patients to the Augusta back pain specialty practice even if they’ve already undergone back surgery and continued to have pain. Chiropractic is a non-surgical approach to alleviate Augusta spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment protocol that is founded on evidence-based research with documented clinical outcomes of alleviating and controlling back pain. It fulfills Augusta back pain patients’ desire for relief. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic offers it to their Augusta 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’s a possibility though. Often another surgery isn’t the desired answer for these types of 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. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic stands ready with its Augusta 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 beneficial 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 managing their back pain.
How does one make that decision though? Surgeons, pain control specialists, physical therapists and chiropractors all offer their various approaches that seem workable for relief, the pain suffering patient may have trouble deciding. What will 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. Being human, the healthcare provider seeing a patient in pain wants to help that back pain patient get rid of the pain fast, too. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic certainly does. Our Augusta back pain sufferers are grateful when they get relief after care.
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So Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome articles with Augusta 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 more than 50% relief of pain at the conclusion 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 responds well 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) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic notices that a combination approach for pain relief is often most beneficial for our Augusta chiropractic patients.
Every Augusta chiropractic patient is suited with his or her very own, personalized treatment plan that involves the following: combination of approaches as appropriate, interaction with fellow healthcare colleagues as necessary, presentation of the newest in clinical outcomes of care options available, and support for you, our Augusta post-surgical continued back pain patient, through it all.
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