Back surgery. It
is an option some choose to get relief of their
back pain. At one year follow up, generally around 50% of surgical
patients report continued relief. What’s next? More back surgery? More
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn would add chiropractic care as a viable approach
before back surgery, and Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn welcomes back pain patients to the
Ashburn back pain specialty practice even if they have
already undergone back surgery and still have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical method to alleviate
Ashburn spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment
protocol that is founded on evidence-based research with documented clinical
outcomes of relieving and controlling back pain. Cox
Technic fulfills Ashburn back pain patients’ desire for
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers it to their Ashburn 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 consider let alone deal
with. It happens 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. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn stands ready with its Ashburn
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 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 adept,
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 decide 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 Ashburn
back pain patient decide? Have all of these providers present 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.
Any human physician wants to help a person in pain get rid of that. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn certainly does.
Our Ashburn back pain sufferers are thankful
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares these recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Ashburn 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 demonstrated more
than 50% relief of pain at the conclusion of care (3 months) in a mean of
49 days and 11 visits, and 78.6% reported 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 report 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, reporting
pain dropping from 8 to 3 on a 10 point scale over 12 visits
in 3 months. (5) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn observes that a
combination approach for pain relief is often best for our Ashburn chiropractic patients.
chiropractic patient is matched with his or her very own,
personalized treatment plan 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 Ashburn post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule a Ashburn
chiropractic appointment today.