Back surgery. It’s an option some choose for back pain relief. At one year follow up, generally around 50% of surgical
patients report continued relief. What then? Another back surgery? More
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Watertown Wellness Center would add chiropractic care as a viable approach
before back surgery, and Watertown Wellness Center welcomes back pain patients to the
Watertown back pain specialty practice even if they’ve
already undergone back surgery and continued to have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical approach to alleviate
Watertown 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 satisfies Watertown back pain patients seeking relief.
Watertown Wellness Center presents it to their Watertown 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 particular 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. Watertown Wellness Center stands ready with its Watertown
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 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’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 base its decision on what is best for managing 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 might
help? Have all of these providers share
with 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. Watertown Wellness Center certainly does.
Our Watertown back pain sufferers are appreciative
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Watertown Wellness Center wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Watertown 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 end 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 amount 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 reacts positively to
rehabilitation and Cox Technic spinal manipulation care, registering
pain decreasing from 8 to 3 on a 10 point scale over 12 visits
in 3 months. (5) Watertown Wellness Center finds that a
combination approach for pain relief is usually most productive for our Watertown chiropractic patients.
Watertown Wellness Center makes a chiropractic
treatment plan custom-made for each Watertown 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 Watertown post-surgical continued back pain
patient, all the way.
Schedule your Watertown
chiropractic visit today.