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 then? More back surgery? Additional
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. would add chiropractic care as a worthwhile option
before back surgery, and Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. welcomes back pain patients to the
Auburn back pain specialty practice even if they have
already undergone back surgery and still have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical approach to alleviate
Auburn 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 fulfills Auburn back pain patients’ desire for
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers it to their Auburn 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 certainly 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 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 welcomes options beyond those medical
approaches. Sometimes such a patient wishes he or she had tried something else
before back surgery. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. stands ready with its Auburn
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 effective as physical therapy with no serious
adverse side-effects. This review report further states
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 adept,
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? 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 present 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. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. certainly does.
Our Auburn back pain sufferers are appreciative
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Auburn 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% continued with their 50% relief
of pain at 24 months follow up. The percent of relief was 71.6% at
3 months and 70% at 24 months. (3) Then,
researchers tell 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 well to
rehabilitation and Cox Technic spinal manipulation care, registering
pain dropping from 8 to 3 on a 10 point scale over 12 visits
in 3 months. (5) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. observes that a
combination approach for pain relief is often best for our Auburn chiropractic patients.
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. makes a chiropractic
treatment plan tailored for each Auburn 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 existing, and standing
by you, our Auburn post-surgical continued back pain
patient, all the way.
Schedule your Auburn
chiropractic appointment today.