BACK SURGERY? DID IT RELIEVE YOUR PAIN?
For many Sitka back pain patients, back surgery
seems to be the answer…until it
is not. Statistics reveal that upwards of
50% of patients who undergo 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 Sitka failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS)
patients, yes. For others, no. Occasionally
another surgery is by necessity, sometimes by choice.
There are other choices though. Even back spine
surgeons are searching for the next step
for such patients. The multidisciplinary approach is well
thought of to make post-surgical continued pain (PSCP) care
more uniform among surgical practices and enhance patient
outcomes. Researchers are just now trying to
establish what the “uniform care” should be. (4)
Other researchers concede that evidence is not very
strong for the use of medications and reoperations to contend 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
strategies suggested by their chiropractors -
like your Sitka chiropractor may do – find
they manage with their pain better. (6) A
specific study of 69 post-surgical continued pain patients
(aka FBSS) cared for with the chiropractic Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management revealed that
81% of FBSS/PSCP patients undergoing 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% underwent another surgery while
82% reported pain relief of more than 50%. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation
is a practical, 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 Sitka chiropractor has just
the treatment plan to relieve and control your and a loved one’s back pain.
Set up an appointment soon!
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Lee Hazen on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson
as he presents the treatment of post-surgical continued
pain/failed back surgical syndrome patients using The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. There’s hope!
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 is
physiologically part of the body. Glucosamine sulfate halts the
destruction of cartilage and decreases symptoms of osteoarthritis. It reduces destruction of
cartilage by stopping the enzymes that do that. It
inhibits damage of corticosteroids on chondrocytes and NSAIDS on
glycosaminoglycan synthesis necessary for cartilage health.
It’s even written to be a “stimulator of tissue
regeneration.” (8) For those suffering with osteoarthritis – the most
common joint disease and common cause of joint pain, functional
loss and disability – taking glucosamine along with NSAID treatment like meloxicam inhibited the
inflammatory issue accompanying osteoarthritis by
reducing the levels of interleukin 1ß. (9) Glucosamine sulfate
taken orally reduced lower back pain as effectively as NSAIDs
and did not raise glucose levels out of their normal
limit. (10) Let’s talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you
manage your Sitka back pain and joint pain.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Schedule your next Sitka chiropractic
appointment today with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. Sitka back pain whether
it’s been surgically managed or not is invited to
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka where chiropractic care with spinal manipulation and
glucosamine help sufferers get relief and a sense of control.
May 2020 be your year of back pain relief solutions with
Sitka chiropractic care at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka!
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