Back surgery. It’s an option some choose to get relief of their
back pain. About 50% of them report relief at one year
later. What then? Another back surgery? More
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Satterwhite Chiropractic would add chiropractic care as a viable option
before back surgery, and Satterwhite Chiropractic welcomes back pain patients to the
Oxford back pain specialty practice even if they’ve
already undergone back surgery and continued to have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical approach to alleviate
Oxford spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment
protocol that offers
much evidence-based research as its foundation with documented clinical
outcomes of alleviating and controlling back pain. Cox
Technic fulfills Oxford back pain patients’ desire for
Satterwhite Chiropractic presents it to their Oxford 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 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 welcomes options beyond those medical
approaches. Sometimes such a patient wishes he or she had tried something else
before back surgery. Satterwhite Chiropractic stands ready with its Oxford
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 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,
seek 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 does one make that decision 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 Oxford
back pain patient decide? Have all of these providers provide patients with impartial 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. Satterwhite Chiropractic certainly does.
Our Oxford back pain sufferers are thankful
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Satterwhite Chiropractic wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Oxford 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% 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 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 well 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) Satterwhite Chiropractic notices that a
combination approach for pain relief is usually most productive for our Oxford chiropractic patients.
Satterwhite Chiropractic makes a chiropractic
treatment plan tailored for each Oxford chiropractic
patient that involves the following: recommendation of a variety of approaches as
appropriate, cooperation with fellow healthcare colleagues as
needed, presentation of the newest
in clinical outcomes of care options available, and support for you, our Oxford post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule a Oxford
chiropractic visit today.