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!
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.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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.!