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January 2020 Healthy News from Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.: Chiropractic for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Pain Relief and Glucosamine for Back and Joint Cartilage

Auburn chiropractic care offers a treatment plan for relieving post-back surgery continued pain (FBSS or failed back surgery syndrome). 

BACK SURGERY? DID IT RELIEVE YOUR PAIN?

For many Auburn back pain patients, back surgery appears like it is the answer…until it’s not. Statistics reveal that upwards of 50% of patients who choose back surgery have the same or worse pain later...12 months later, 10 years, etc. (1,2,3) What’s next? Another surgery? For some Auburn 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 back spine surgeons are questioning the next step for such patients. The multidisciplinary approach is well respected to make post-surgical continued pain (PSCP) care more uniform among surgical practices and enhance patient outcomes. Researchers are just now working to determine what the “uniform care” should be. (4) Other researchers concede that evidence is weak for the use of medications and reoperations to deal with FBSS patients. Active exercise has strong 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 approaches suggested by their chiropractors - like your Auburn chiropractor may do – find 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 practical, 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 Auburn chiropractor has just the treatment plan to relieve and control your and a loved one’s back pain. Make an appointment today!

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!

Auburn chiropractic nutritional support encourages glucosamine for joint and spine cartilage health and potential regeneration.  

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 reduces osteoarthritic pain. It slows 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 alongside 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 did not raise glucose levels out of their normal limit. (10) Let us talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you manage your Auburn back pain and joint pain.

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Schedule your next Auburn chiropractic appointment today with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.. Auburn back pain whether it’s been surgically managed or not is invited to Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 Auburn chiropractic care at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.!

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