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’s next? Another back surgery? More
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Innate Wisdom would add chiropractic care as a viable approach
before back surgery, and Innate Wisdom welcomes back pain patients to the
New York City back pain specialty practice even if they have
already undergone back surgery and still have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical approach to alleviate
New York City spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment
protocol that is based on evidence-based research with documented clinical
outcomes of relieving and controlling back pain. It satisfies New York City back pain patients seeking relief.
Innate Wisdom presents it to their New York City 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 types of 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 welcomes options beyond those medical
approaches. Sometimes such a patient wishes he or she had tried something else
before back surgery. Innate Wisdom stands ready with its New York City
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 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 decide what is best for dealing
with their back pain.
How to decide though? Surgeons,
pain control specialists, physical therapists and chiropractors all offer their
various approaches that seem reasonable for relief,
the pain suffering patient may have trouble deciding. What will
help? Have all of these providers present 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 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. Innate Wisdom certainly does.
Our New York City back pain sufferers are appreciative
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Innate Wisdom wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with New York City 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 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 tell 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 responds 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) Innate Wisdom finds that a
combination approach for pain relief is often most productive for our New York City chiropractic patients.
Every New York City
chiropractic patient is matched with his or her very own,
personalized treatment plan that involves the following: recommendation of a variety of approaches as
appropriate, cooperation with fellow healthcare colleagues as
necessary, presentation of the newest
in clinical outcomes of care options available, and support for you, our New York City post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule a New York City
chiropractic appointment today.