BACK SURGERY? DID IT RELIEVE YOUR PAIN?
For many La Grande back pain patients, back surgery
seems to be the answer…until it’s not. Statistics reveal that nearly
50% of patients who undergo back surgery have the same or worse
pain sooner or later...a year, 10 years, etc. (1,2,3) What comes next? Another
surgery? For some La Grande failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS)
patients, yes. For others, no. Occasionally
another surgery is by necessity, sometimes by choice.
There are other choices though. Even back spine
surgeons are searching for the next step
for such patients. The multidisciplinary approach is highly
thought of to make post-surgical continued pain (PSCP) care
more uniform among surgical practices and enhance patient
outcomes. Researchers are just now working to
determine what the “uniform care” should be. (4)
Other researchers admit that evidence is not very
strong for the use of medications and reoperations to contend with failed back surgical syndrome patients. Active
exercise has solid evidence. For some of the worst FBSS chronic
pain patients, spinal cord stimulators are used. (5) Chronic
back pain patients who are proactive in dealing with their pain by exercising
and trying other self-care coping
approaches suggested by their chiropractors -
like your La Grande chiropractor may do – find
they deal with with their pain better. (6) A
specific study of 69 post-surgical continued pain patients
(aka FBSS) cared for with the chiropractic Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management found that
81% of FBSS/PSCP patients undergoing a mean of 11 treatment
visits over a 49 day period of active care stated that they got
greater than 50% pain relief at the end of 3 months’ active care. At
24 months, only 16% underwent additional surgery while
82% reported pain relief of more than 50%. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation
is a feasible, 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 La Grande 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 discusses 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
throughout the body like the spine and knee. It’s
physiologically part of the body. Glucosamine sulfate halts the
destruction of cartilage and reduces symptoms of osteoarthritis. It slows destruction of
cartilage by halting the enzymes that do that. It
prevents damage of corticosteroids on chondrocytes and NSAIDS on
glycosaminoglycan synthesis necessary for cartilage health.
It’s 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 together
with NSAID treatment like meloxicam deterred the
inflammatory issue accompanying osteoarthritis by
decreasing the levels of interleukin 1ß. (9) Glucosamine sulfate
taken orally reduced lower back pain as effectively as NSAIDs
and did not push glucose levels out of their normal
limit. (10) Let’s talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you
control your La Grande back pain and joint pain.
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
Schedule your next La Grande chiropractic
appointment today with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. La Grande back pain whether
it has been surgically managed or not is invited to
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC where chiropractic care with spinal manipulation and
glucosamine help sufferers find relief and a sense of control.
May 2020 be your year of back pain relief solutions with
La Grande chiropractic care at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC!