Back surgery. It’s an option some choose to get relief of their
back pain. About 50% of them report relief at one year
later. What then? Another back surgery? Additional
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Spengel Chiropractic would add chiropractic care as a viable approach
before back surgery, and Spengel Chiropractic welcomes back pain patients to the
McHenry back pain specialty practice even if they’ve
already undergone back surgery and continued to have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical method to alleviate
McHenry 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. Cox
Technic fulfills McHenry back pain patients’ desire for
Spengel Chiropractic offers it to their McHenry 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 experience. 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. Spengel Chiropractic stands ready with its McHenry
to assist at any stage of the process of back
pain and its relief.
Chiropractic Care for FBSS
Low back pain care with chiropractic is shown
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 is 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 proficient,
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 dealing
with their back pain.
How to decide though? Surgeons,
pain control specialists, physical therapists and chiropractors all offer their
various approaches that seem reasonable for relief,
the pain suffering patient may have trouble deciding. What will
help? Have all of these providers provide 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 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. Spengel Chiropractic certainly does.
Our McHenry back pain sufferers are grateful
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Spengel Chiropractic wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with McHenry 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 showed 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 tell that no adverse effects from chiropractic manipulation
or mobilization treatment applied to patients who have implanted spine stimulators for pain control are noted in their findings. (4) Finally,
a post-surgical patient responds positively to
rehabilitation and Cox Technic spinal manipulation care, reporting
pain decreasing from 8 to 3 on a 10 point scale over 12 visits
in 3 months. (5) Spengel Chiropractic finds that a
combination approach for pain relief is often best for our McHenry chiropractic patients.
Spengel Chiropractic creates a chiropractic
treatment plan designed for each McHenry chiropractic
patient that involves the following: combination of approaches as
appropriate, interaction with fellow healthcare colleagues as
necessary, presentation of the newest
in clinical outcomes of care options available, and standing
by you, our McHenry post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule a McHenry
chiropractic visit today.