Groton Chiropractic Relief for Back Pain After Surgery

Back surgery. It is an option some choose to get relief of their back pain. At one year follow up, generally around 50% of surgical patients report continued relief. What then? Another back surgery? Additional pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic? Hutter Chiropractic Office would add chiropractic care as a worthwhile option before back surgery, and Hutter Chiropractic Office  welcomes back pain patients to the Groton back pain specialty practice even if they’ve already undergone back surgery and still have pain. Chiropractic is a non-surgical approach to alleviate Groton spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment protocol that is founded on evidence-based research with documented clinical outcomes of relieving and controlling back pain. Cox Technic satisfies Groton back pain patients seeking relief. Hutter Chiropractic Office presents it to their Groton 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 ponder let alone experience. It happens though. Often another surgery is not the desired answer for these types of back pain sufferers. Often such a patient is transferred to physical therapy, prescribed 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. Hutter Chiropractic Office stands ready with its Groton chiropractic care to help 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 effective as physical therapy with no serious adverse side-effects. This review report goes on to say 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, pursue 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 decide what is best for dealing with their back pain.

Decision Making 

How to decide though? When a surgeon offers 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 Groton back pain patient decide? Have all of these providers provide patients with unbiased 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. Being human, the healthcare provider seeing a patient in pain wants to help that back pain patient get rid of the pain fast, too. Hutter Chiropractic Office certainly does. Our Groton back pain sufferers are thankful when they get relief after care.

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So Hutter Chiropractic Office wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome articles with Groton 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 greater than 50% relief of pain at the conclusion 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 percent of relief was 71.6% at 3 months and 70% at 24 months. (3) Then, researchers state 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 reacts positively to rehabilitation and Cox Technic spinal manipulation care, registering pain decreasing from 8 to 3 on a 10 point scale over 12 visits in 3 months. (5) Hutter Chiropractic Office finds that a combination approach for pain relief is usually most productive for our Groton chiropractic patients.

Every Groton chiropractic patient is suited with his or her very own, personalized treatment plan that involves the following: recommendation of a variety of approaches as appropriate, interaction with fellow healthcare colleagues as necessary, presentation of the newest in clinical outcomes of care options existing, and support for you, our Groton post-surgical continued back pain patient, all the way.

Schedule a Groton chiropractic visit today.

 
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