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 fulfills Richmond back pain patients’ desire for
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
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.
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.
Johnson Chiropractic makes a chiropractic
treatment plan custom-made for each Richmond chiropractic
patient 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.