Back surgery. It’s an option some choose for back pain relief. About 50% of them report relief at one year
later. What’s next? Another back surgery? More
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Vancouver Disc Centers would add chiropractic care as a viable approach
before back surgery, and Vancouver Disc Centers welcomes back pain patients to the
Vancouver back pain specialty practice even if they have
already undergone back surgery and continued to have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical approach 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. Cox
Technic fulfills Vancouver back pain patients’ desire for
Vancouver Disc Centers presents 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 particular back pain sufferers.
Often such a patient is referred for physical therapy, advised to try
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. Vancouver Disc Centers stands ready with its Vancouver
to aid 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,
pursue 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 decide what is best for dealing
with 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 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 is really appealing.
Any human physician wants to help a person in pain get rid of that. Vancouver Disc Centers certainly does.
Our Vancouver back pain sufferers are thankful
when they get relief after care.
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So Vancouver Disc Centers 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 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% 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 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) Vancouver Disc Centers finds that a
combination approach for pain relief is often most
beneficial for our Vancouver chiropractic patients.
Vancouver Disc Centers makes a chiropractic
treatment plan tailored for each Vancouver 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 existing, and standing
by you, our Vancouver post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule your Vancouver
chiropractic visit today.