Back surgery. It’s an option some choose for back pain relief. About 50% of them report relief at one year later. What’s next? Another back surgery? More pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic? Moriarty Chiropractic would add chiropractic care as a viable option before back surgery, and Moriarty Chiropractic welcomes back pain patients to the Nashua back pain specialty practice even if they’ve already undergone back surgery and still have pain. Chiropractic is a non-surgical approach to alleviate Nashua spine pain, and Cox Technic is the chiropractic treatment protocol that offers much evidence-based research as its foundation with documented clinical outcomes of alleviating and controlling back pain. Cox Technic fulfills Nashua back pain patients’ desire for relief. Moriarty Chiropractic presents it to their Nashua 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 surely not one a post-surgical back pain patient wants to ponder let alone deal with. It happens though. Often another surgery is not 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. Moriarty Chiropractic stands ready with its Nashua chiropractic care
to aid 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 is 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 dealing with their back pain.
How does one make that decision 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. Being human, the healthcare provider seeing a patient in pain wants to help that back pain patient get rid of the pain fast, too. Moriarty Chiropractic certainly does. Our Nashua back pain sufferers are thankful when they get relief after care.
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So Moriarty Chiropractic shares these recent chiropractic-outcome articles with Nashua 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 end 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 seen in their findings. (4) Finally, a post-surgical patient responds positively 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) Moriarty Chiropractic finds that a combination approach for pain relief is often most beneficial for our Nashua chiropractic patients.
Every Nashua chiropractic patient is matched with his or her very own, personalized treatment plan that involves the following: combination of approaches as appropriate, cooperation with fellow healthcare colleagues as needed, presentation of the newest in clinical outcomes of care options available, and support for you, our Nashua post-surgical continued back pain patient, through it all.
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