Back surgery. It’s 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 offers
much evidence-based research as its foundation with documented clinical
outcomes of relieving and controlling back pain. Cox
Technic fulfills Groton back pain patients’ desire for
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
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.
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.
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.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
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 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 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.
Hutter Chiropractic Office makes a chiropractic
treatment plan custom-made for each Groton chiropractic
patient 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.