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 then? Another back surgery? Additional
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation would add chiropractic care as a viable approach
before back surgery, and Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation welcomes back pain patients to the
Carrolltown back pain specialty practice even if they’ve
already undergone back surgery and still have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical method to relieve
Carrolltown spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment
protocol that is founded on evidence-based research with documented clinical
outcomes of alleviating and controlling back pain. It fulfills Carrolltown back pain patients’ desire for
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation presents it to their Carrolltown 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 referred for physical therapy, recommended
medications or injections, even implanted with a spine stimulator. Often such a
patient wants to try anything but those medical
approaches. Sometimes such a patient wishes he or she had tried something else
before back surgery. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation stands ready with its Carrolltown
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 beneficial as physical therapy with no serious
adverse side-effects. This review report goes on to say
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 proficient,
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 managing their back pain.
How does one make that decision though? When a surgeon proposes 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 Carrolltown
back pain patient decide? Have all of these providers share
with 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. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation certainly does.
Our Carrolltown back pain sufferers are grateful
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Carrolltown 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 amount of relief was 71.6% at
3 months and 70% at 24 months. (3) Then,
researchers state that no adverse effects from chiropractic manipulation
or mobilization treatment applied to patients who have implanted spine stimulators for pain control are seen in their findings. (4) Finally,
a post-surgical patient reacts positively 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) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation finds that a
combination approach for pain relief is often most
beneficial for our Carrolltown chiropractic patients.
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation creates a chiropractic
treatment plan tailored for each Carrolltown 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 existing, and standing
by you, our Carrolltown post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule your Carrolltown
chiropractic visit today.