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Richmond Chiropractic Care of Continued Back Pain after Back Surgery

Back surgery. It is an option some choose to get relief of their back pain. At one year follow up, generally around 50% of surgical patients report continued relief. What’s next? More back surgery? More pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic? Johnson Chiropractic would add chiropractic care as a viable option before back surgery, and Johnson Chiropractic  welcomes back pain patients to the Richmond back pain specialty practice even if they’ve already undergone back surgery and still have pain. Chiropractic is a non-surgical approach to relieve Richmond 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. Cox Technic satisfies Richmond back pain patients seeking relief. Johnson Chiropractic presents it to their Richmond 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 isn’t the desired answer for these types of back pain sufferers. Often such a patient is transferred to physical therapy, advised to try medications or injections, even implanted with a spine stimulator. Often such a patient wants to try anything but those medical approaches. Sometimes such a patient wishes he or she had tried something else before back surgery. Johnson Chiropractic stands ready with its Richmond chiropractic care 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 goes on to say that “the decision to seek or to refer patients for chiropractic care should be based on patient preference and values.” (1) That’s 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 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.

Decision Making 

How does one make that decision 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 impartial 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. Any human physician wants to help a person in pain get rid of that. Johnson Chiropractic certainly does. Our Richmond back pain sufferers are appreciative when they get relief after care.

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So Johnson Chiropractic shares these recent chiropractic-outcome articles with Richmond 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 more 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 seen in their findings. (4) Finally, a post-surgical patient responds positively 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) Johnson Chiropractic finds that a combination approach for pain relief is often most productive for our Richmond chiropractic patients.

Every Richmond chiropractic patient is suited with his or her very own, personalized treatment plan that involves the following: recommendation of a variety of approaches as appropriate, cooperation with fellow healthcare colleagues as necessary, presentation of the latest in clinical outcomes of care options available, and support for you, our Richmond post-surgical continued back pain patient, all the way.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment today.

 
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