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?
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation would add chiropractic care as a worthwhile approach
before back surgery, and Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation welcomes back pain patients to the
Baton Rouge back pain specialty practice even if they’ve
already undergone back surgery and continued to have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical method to alleviate
Baton Rouge spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment
protocol that is based on evidence-based research with documented clinical
outcomes of relieving and controlling back pain. It fulfills Baton Rouge back pain patients’ desire for
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation presents it to their Baton Rouge 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 happens though. Often another surgery is
not the desired answer for these types of back pain sufferers.
Often such a patient is transferred to 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. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation stands ready with its Baton Rouge
to assist 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 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,
seek 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 dealing
with their back pain.
How does one make that decision though? When a surgeon proposes surgery or a pain medicine doctor
offers medication or a physical therapist offers exercise or a chiropractor
offers spinal manipulation in one form or another, how does the relief-seeking Baton Rouge
back pain patient decide? Have all of these providers provide 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 is really appealing.
human, the healthcare provider seeing a patient in pain wants to help that back
pain patient get rid of the pain fast, too. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation certainly does.
Our Baton Rouge back pain sufferers are appreciative
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Baton Rouge 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 demonstrated greater
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 percent of relief was 71.6% at
3 months and 70% at 24 months. (3) Then,
researchers state that no adverse effects from chiropractic manipulation
or mobilization treatment applied to patients who have implanted spine stimulators for pain control are observed in their findings. (4) Finally,
a post-surgical patient responds well to
rehabilitation and Cox Technic spinal manipulation care, reporting
pain dropping from 8 to 3 on a 10 point scale over 12 visits
in 3 months. (5) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation finds that a
combination approach for pain relief is often best for our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients.
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation creates a chiropractic
treatment plan custom-made for each Baton Rouge chiropractic
patient that involves the following: combination of approaches as
appropriate, cooperation with fellow healthcare colleagues as
necessary, presentation of the newest
in clinical outcomes of care options existing, and support for you, our Baton Rouge post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule a Baton Rouge
chiropractic visit today.