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January 2020 Healthy News from Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn: Chiropractic for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Pain Relief and Glucosamine for Back and Joint Cartilage

Ashburn chiropractic care has a treatment plan for relieving post-back surgery continued pain (FBSS or failed back surgery syndrome). 

BACK SURGERY? DID IT RELIEVE YOUR PAIN?

For many Ashburn back pain patients, back surgery appears like it is the answer…until it is not. Statistics state that upwards of 50% of patients who undergo back surgery have the same or worse pain sooner or later...12 months later, 10 years, etc. (1,2,3) What comes next? Another surgery? For some Ashburn failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS) patients, yes. For others, no. Occasionally a second 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 highly respected to make post-surgical continued pain (PSCP) care more uniform among surgical practices and enhance patient outcomes. Researchers are just now working to figure out what the “uniform care” should be. (4) Other researchers concede that evidence is weak 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 checking out other self-care coping approaches suggested by their chiropractors - like your Ashburn chiropractor may do – discover that they manage 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 discovered 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 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 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 Ashburn chiropractor has just the treatment plan to relieve and control your and a loved one’s back pain. Set up an appointment soon!

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 is hope!

Ashburn chiropractic nutritional support encourages glucosamine for joint and spine cartilage health and potential regeneration.  

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 reduces 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 common joint disease and common cause of joint pain, functional loss and disability – taking glucosamine alongside NSAID treatment like meloxicam deterred the inflammatory issue that come with 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 Ashburn back pain and joint pain.

CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn

Schedule your next Ashburn chiropractic appointment today with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. Ashburn back pain whether it’s been surgically managed or not is welcome at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 Ashburn chiropractic care at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn!

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