BACK SURGERY? DID IT RELIEVE YOUR PAIN?
For many Paramus back pain patients, back surgery
appears like it is the answer…unless it’s not. Statistics show that nearly
50% of patients who choose back surgery have the same or worse
pain later...12 months
later, 10 years, etc. (1,2,3) What comes next? Another
surgery? For some Paramus failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS)
patients, yes. For other FBSS patients, no. Occasionally
another surgery is by necessity, sometimes by choice.
There’re other choices though. Even spine surgeons are searching for the next step
for such patients. The multidisciplinary approach is well
respected to make post-surgical continued pain (PSCP) care
more uniform among surgical practices and improve patient
outcomes. Researchers are just now trying to
establish what the “uniform care” should be. (4)
Other researchers concede that evidence is not very
strong for the use of medications and reoperations to contend with FBSS patients. Active
exercise has strong evidence. For some of the worst FBSS chronic
pain patients, spinal cord stimulators are being tried. (5) Chronic
back pain patients who are proactive in dealing with their pain by exercising
and checking out other self-care coping
strategies offered by their chiropractors -
like your Paramus chiropractor may do – discover that
they deal with with their pain better. (6) A
specific study of 69 post-surgical continued pain patients
(aka FBSS) treated with the chiropractic Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management found that
81% of FBSS/PSCP patients receiving a mean of 11 treatment
visits over a 49 day period of active care stated that they got
more than 50% pain relief at the end of 3 months’ active care. At
24 months, only 16% underwent another surgery while
82% reported pain relief of more than 50%. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation
is a practical, evidence-based option before back surgery
(and recommended prior to back surgery by organizations
like the American Pain Society and the American College of Family Physicians
(11)) and after back surgery. Your Paramus chiropractor has just
the treatment plan to relieve and control your and a loved one’s back pain.
Set up an appointment today!
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Lee Hazen on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson
as he presents the treatment of post-surgical continued
pain/failed back surgical syndrome patients using The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. There’s hope!
TIP OF THE MONTH: Glucosamine for Back Pain and Joint Pain Relief
Glucosamine sulfate benefits cartilage and joints found
all over the body like the spine and knee. It’s
physiologically part of the body. Glucosamine sulfate stops the
destruction of cartilage and decreases symptoms of osteoarthritis. It slows destruction of
cartilage by halting the enzymes that do that. It
inhibits damage of corticosteroids on chondrocytes and NSAIDS on
glycosaminoglycan synthesis required for cartilage health.
It is even documented to be a “stimulator of tissue
regeneration.” (8) For those suffering with osteoarthritis – the most
prevalent joint disease and common cause of joint pain, functional
loss and disability – taking glucosamine alongside NSAID treatment like meloxicam inhibited the
inflammatory issue accompanying osteoarthritis by
reducing the levels of interleukin 1ß. (9) Glucosamine sulfate
taken orally decreased lower back pain as effectively as NSAIDs
and didn’t raise glucose levels out of their normal
limit. (10) Let’s talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you
manage your Paramus back pain and joint pain.
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
Schedule your next Paramus chiropractic
appointment today with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. Paramus back pain whether
it has been surgically managed or not is invited to
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center where chiropractic care with spinal manipulation and
glucosamine help sufferers get relief and a sense of control.
May 2020 be your year of back pain relief solutions with
Paramus chiropractic care at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center!
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