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? More
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Vancouver Spine Care Centre would add chiropractic care as a viable option
before back surgery, and Vancouver Spine Care Centre welcomes back pain patients to the
Vancouver 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
Vancouver spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment
protocol that offers
much evidence-based research as its foundation with documented clinical
outcomes of relieving and controlling back pain. It satisfies Vancouver back pain patients seeking relief.
Vancouver Spine Care Centre offers it to their Vancouver 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 surely not one a
post-surgical back pain patient wants to consider let alone experience. It’s a possibility though. Often another surgery isn’t the desired answer for these types of back pain sufferers.
Often such a patient is referred for physical therapy, recommended
medications or injections, even implanted with a spine stimulator. Often such a
patient wants to try anything but those medical
approaches. Sometimes such a patient wishes he or she had tried something else
before back surgery. Vancouver Spine Care Centre stands ready with its Vancouver
to assist 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? When a surgeon proposes surgery or a pain medicine doctor
offers medication or a physical therapist offers exercise or a chiropractor
offers spinal manipulation in one form or another, how does the relief-seeking Vancouver
back pain patient decide? Have all of these providers share
with 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 looks really good.
Any human physician wants to help a person in pain get rid of that. Vancouver Spine Care Centre certainly does.
Our Vancouver back pain sufferers are thankful
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Vancouver Spine Care Centre shares these recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Vancouver 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 greater
than 50% relief of pain at the end of care (3 months) in a mean of
49 days and 11 visits, and 78.6% continued with their 50% relief
of pain at 24 months follow up. The percent 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 observed in their findings. (4) Finally,
a post-surgical patient reacts well 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) Vancouver Spine Care Centre finds that a
combination approach for pain relief is often most
beneficial for our Vancouver chiropractic patients.
Vancouver Spine Care Centre makes a chiropractic
treatment plan tailored for each Vancouver chiropractic
patient that involves the following: recommendation of a variety of approaches as
appropriate, cooperation with fellow healthcare colleagues as
necessary, presentation of the latest
in clinical outcomes of care options existing, and standing
by you, our Vancouver post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule your Vancouver
chiropractic appointment today.