Back surgery. It
is an option some choose for back pain relief. At one year follow up, generally around 50% of surgical
patients report continued relief. What then? More back surgery? More
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC would add chiropractic care as a worthwhile approach
before back surgery, and Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC welcomes back pain patients to the
La Grande back pain specialty practice even if they’ve
already undergone back surgery and still have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical method to relieve
La Grande spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment
protocol that is based on evidence-based research with documented clinical
outcomes of alleviating and controlling back pain. Cox
Technic satisfies La Grande back pain patients seeking relief.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers it to their La Grande 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’s a possibility though. Often another surgery isn’t the desired answer for these particular 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 welcomes options beyond those medical
approaches. Sometimes such a patient wishes he or she had tried something else
before back surgery. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC stands ready with its La Grande
to assist at any stage of the process of back
pain and its relief.
Chiropractic Care for FBSS
Low back pain care with chiropractic shows itself
to be equally effective 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’s 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 is what
chiropractic research continues to do: produce the research and publish the
outcomes for the public to base its decision on what is best for managing 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 La Grande
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. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC certainly does.
Our La Grande back pain sufferers are appreciative
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with La Grande 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% continued with their 50% relief
of pain at 24 months follow up. The amount of relief was 71.6% at
3 months and 70% at 24 months. (3) Then,
researchers report that no adverse effects from chiropractic manipulation
or mobilization treatment applied to patients who have implanted spine stimulators for pain control are observed in their findings. (4) Finally,
a post-surgical patient responds positively to
rehabilitation and Cox Technic spinal manipulation care, registering
pain dropping from 8 to 3 on a 10 point scale over 12 visits
in 3 months. (5) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC finds that a
combination approach for pain relief is usually best for our La Grande chiropractic patients.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC makes a chiropractic
treatment plan custom-made for each La Grande 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 available, and support for you, our La Grande post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule a La Grande
chiropractic visit today.