Back surgery. It
is an option some choose to get relief of their
back pain. About 50% of them report relief at one year
later. What then? More back surgery? More
pain medications? A spine stimulator? Physical therapy? Chiropractic?
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic would add chiropractic care as a viable option
before back surgery, and Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic welcomes back pain patients to the
Montreal back pain specialty practice even if they’ve
already undergone back surgery and still have pain. Chiropractic
is a non-surgical method to alleviate
Montreal 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. It satisfies Montreal back pain patients seeking relief.
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic presents it to their Montreal 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 experience. It’s a possibility though. Often another surgery is
not the desired answer for these types of back pain sufferers.
Often such a patient is referred for 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. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic stands ready with its Montreal
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 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 is 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 dealing
with their back pain.
How does one make that decision though? When a surgeon offers 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 Montreal
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 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. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic certainly does.
Our Montreal back pain sufferers are appreciative
when they get relief after care.
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So Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic shares these recent chiropractic-outcome
articles with Montreal 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 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 percent 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 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) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic finds that a
combination approach for pain relief is often best for our Montreal chiropractic patients.
chiropractic patient is suited with his or her very own,
personalized treatment plan that involves the following: recommendation of a variety of approaches as
appropriate, interaction with fellow healthcare colleagues as
necessary, presentation of the latest
in clinical outcomes of care options available, and support for you, our Montreal post-surgical continued back pain
patient, through it all.
Schedule a Montreal
chiropractic visit today.