Have you had, or do you know of someone who has had, spinal surgery, back surgery, or neck surgery and were not relieved from it, or were feeling more pain than before? (Have you seen the term failed back surgical syndrome or post-surgical continued pain syndrome?) If you've looked into surgical options, the answer is probably yes. Perhaps you suffer from it yourself. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is here in Sitka for your pre-surgical and post-surgical back pain relief.
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers Cox Technic as a treatment system to take on pre-surgical and post-surgical back pain and neck pain. Cox Technic specialized spinal manipulation at our Sitka chiropractic clinic is helping patients just as laid out in published medical papers.
Post-Surgical Case 1 - A 55 year old man presents to a private chiropractic practice with complaints of pain and spasms in his lower back going all the way down the right buttock and leg. He can’t do over 50% of his normal activities of daily living. He had a previous surgical fusion at L5/S1 for a grade 2 spondylolytic spondylolisthesis. Xrays reveal surgical hardware from L5 to S1 in his lower spine. Now, the treating chiropractor used chiropractic treatment consisting of ultrasound, electric stimulation, and Cox Technic decompression manipulation (flexion distraction). After just 13 treatments, the patient has a complete resolution of his symptoms with a pain score of 0 out of 10. A 2-year follow-up reveals continued resolution of the patient's symptoms. (1) Surely Sitka post-surgical continued pain patients would like such relief!
Pre-Surgical Case 2 - A 64 year old man presents to a chiropractic clinic with complaints of neck and left shoulder, arm and hand pain with a loss of sensation. Magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the cervical spine revealed a C6/C7 disk herniation and other levels of disc degeneration which caused pinched nerves. Cox flexion-distraction was given a total of 10 times over a course of 4 weeks. The patient reports being pain-free and fully functional 8 months following the conclusion of care. This patient with a cervical disk herniation, foraminal narrowing, and associated radiating pain and radiculopathy in the left upper extremity finds relief, and surgery and its potential negative outcome was avoided. (2)
Plus, a study of 32 post-surgical lower back pain patients reports improvement with Cox Technic with no adverse side-effects! (3)
So don’t anguish if you have back pain or neck pain before or after surgery. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka has your back (and neck)! In just a few visits, our chiropractic patients find relief just like the patients described above. Contact Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka today to get an appointment with our Sitka chiropractic physician.
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