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Spengel Chiropractic Helps Relieve Post-Surgical Back Pain

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 satisfies McHenry back pain patients seeking relief. 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 chiropractic care 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.

Decision Making 

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. Being 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.

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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.

 
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