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January 2020 Healthy News from Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic: Chiropractic for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Pain Relief and Glucosamine for Back and Joint Cartilage

Montreal chiropractic care has a treatment plan for relieving post-back surgery continued pain (FBSS or failed back surgery syndrome). 

BACK SURGERY? DID IT RELIEVE YOUR PAIN?

For many Montreal back pain patients, back surgery appears like it is the answer…until it’s not. Statistics reveal that nearly 50% of patients who undergo back surgery have the same or worse pain sooner or later...a year, 10 years, etc. (1,2,3) What’s next? Another surgery? For some Montreal failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS) patients, yes. For others, no. Occasionally another surgery is by necessity, sometimes by choice. There’re other choices though. Even spine surgeons are questioning the next step for such patients. The multidisciplinary approach is well thought of to make post-surgical continued pain (PSCP) care more uniform among surgical practices and improve patient outcomes. Researchers are just now trying to determine what the “uniform care” should be. (4) Other researchers admit that evidence is not very strong for the use of medications and reoperations to deal with FBSS patients. Active exercise has strong evidence. For some of the worst FBSS chronic pain patients, spinal cord stimulators are being tried. (5) Chronic back pain patients who are proactive in dealing with their pain by exercising and checking out other self-care coping approaches suggested by their chiropractors - like your Montreal chiropractor may do – discover that they manage with their pain better. (6) A particular study of 69 post-surgical continued pain patients (aka FBSS) cared for with the chiropractic Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management revealed that 81% of FBSS/PSCP patients undergoing a mean of 11 treatment visits over a 49 day period of active care reported more than 50% pain relief at the end of 3 months’ active care. At 24 months, only 16% had another surgery while 82% reported pain relief of more than 50%. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a practical, evidence-based option before back surgery (and recommended prior to back surgery by organizations like the American Pain Society and the American College of Family Physicians (11)) and after back surgery. Your Montreal chiropractor has just the treatment plan to relieve and control your and a loved one’s back pain. Make an appointment soon!

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Lee Hazen on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses treatment of post-surgical continued pain/failed back surgical syndrome patients using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. There’s hope!

Montreal chiropractic nutritional support urges glucosamine for joint and spine cartilage health and potential regeneration.  

TIP OF THE MONTH: Glucosamine for Back Pain and Joint Pain Relief

Glucosamine sulfate benefits cartilage and joints found throughout the body like the spine and knee. It’s physiologically part of the body. Glucosamine sulfate stops the destruction of cartilage and reduces osteoarthritic pain. It slows destruction of cartilage by stopping the enzymes that do that. It prevents damage of corticosteroids on chondrocytes and NSAIDS on glycosaminoglycan synthesis necessary for cartilage health. It’s even documented to be a “stimulator of tissue regeneration.” (8) For those suffering with osteoarthritis – the most prevalent joint disease and common cause of joint pain, functional loss and disability – taking glucosamine alongside NSAID treatment like meloxicam inhibited the inflammatory issue that come with osteoarthritis by decreasing the levels of interleukin 1ß. (9) Glucosamine sulfate taken orally decreased lower back pain as effectively as NSAIDs and did not push glucose levels out of their normal limit. (10) Let’s talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you control your Montreal back pain and joint pain.

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Schedule your next Montreal chiropractic appointment today with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. Montreal back pain whether it has been surgically managed or not is invited to Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic where chiropractic care with spinal manipulation and glucosamine help sufferers find relief and a sense of control.

May 2020 be your year of back pain relief solutions with Montreal chiropractic care at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic!

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