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? Additional
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic would add chiropractic care as a worthwhile option
before back surgery, and Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic welcomes back pain patients to the
Eugene back pain specialty practice even if they’ve
already undergone back surgery and continued to have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical method to alleviate
Eugene spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment
protocol that is based on evidence-based research with documented clinical
outcomes of alleviating and controlling back pain. Cox
Technic fulfills Eugene back pain patients’ desire for
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic presents it to their Eugene 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’s a possibility though. Often another surgery isn’t the desired answer for these particular back pain sufferers.
Often such a patient is transferred to physical therapy, advised to try
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. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic stands ready with its Eugene
to assist 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 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’s what
chiropractic research continues to do: produce the research and publish the
outcomes for the public to base its decision on 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 Eugene
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 is really appealing.
human, the healthcare provider seeing a patient in pain wants to help that back
pain patient get rid of the pain fast, too. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic certainly does.
Our Eugene back pain sufferers are appreciative
when they get relief after care.
Schedule A Chiropractic Visit
So Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic wants to share recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Eugene 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 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 reacts well to
rehabilitation and Cox Technic spinal manipulation care, registering
pain dropping from 8 to 3 on a 10 point scale over 12 visits
in 3 months. (5) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic finds that a
combination approach for pain relief is often best for our Eugene chiropractic patients.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic makes a chiropractic
treatment plan custom-made for each Eugene 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 standing
by you, our Eugene post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule your Eugene
chiropractic visit today.