January 2020 Healthy News from Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation: Chiropractic for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Pain Relief and Glucosamine for Back and Joint Cartilage

Baton Rouge chiropractic care has 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 Baton Rouge back pain patients, back surgery appears like it is the answer…until it’s not. Statistics show that nearly 50% of patients who choose back surgery have the same or worse pain at some point in the future...a year, 10 years, etc. (1,2,3) What comes next? Another surgery? For some Baton Rouge failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS) patients, yes. For others, no. Occasionally a second surgery is by necessity, sometimes by choice. There’re other choices though. Even 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 improve patient outcomes. Researchers are just now trying to figure out what the “uniform care” should be. (4) Other researchers concede that evidence is not very strong for the use of medications and reoperations to deal with FBSS patients. Active exercise has solid evidence. For some of the worst FBSS chronic pain patients, spinal cord stimulators are being tried. (5) Chronic back pain patients who are proactive in dealing with their pain by exercising and trying other self-care coping approaches suggested by their chiropractors - like your Baton Rouge 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 found that 81% of FBSS/PSCP patients receiving a mean of 11 treatment visits over a 49 day period of active care reported more than 50% pain relief at the end of 3 months’ active care. At 24 months, only 16% had another surgery while 82% reported pain relief of more than 50%. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a viable, 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 Baton Rouge 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 discusses treatment of post-surgical continued pain/failed back surgical syndrome patients using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. There is hope!

Baton Rouge chiropractic nutritional support urges 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 all over the body like the spine and knee. It’s physiologically part of the body. Glucosamine sulfate halts the destruction of cartilage and decreases symptoms of osteoarthritis. It slows destruction of cartilage by stopping the enzymes that do that. It prevents damage of corticosteroids on chondrocytes and NSAIDS on glycosaminoglycan synthesis necessary for cartilage health. It is even documented to be a “stimulator of tissue regeneration.” (8) For those suffering with osteoarthritis – the most prevalent joint disease and common cause of joint pain, functional loss and disability – taking glucosamine along with NSAID treatment like meloxicam deterred the inflammatory issue accompanying osteoarthritis by reducing the levels of interleukin 1ß. (9) Glucosamine sulfate taken orally decreased lower back pain as effectively as NSAIDs and didn’t raise glucose levels out of their normal limit. (10) Let us talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you control your Baton Rouge back pain and joint pain.

CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. Baton Rouge back pain whether it’s been surgically managed or not is welcome at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic care at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation!

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