January 2020 Healthy News from Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center: Chiropractic for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Pain Relief and Glucosamine for Back and Joint Cartilage

Pensacola chiropractic care offers 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 Pensacola back pain patients, back surgery seems to be the answer…until it is not. Statistics state that upwards of 50% of patients who choose back surgery have the same or worse pain later...12 months later, 10 years, etc. (1,2,3) What’s next? Another surgery? For some Pensacola failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS) patients, yes. For others, no. Sometimes another surgery is by necessity, sometimes by choice. There are other choices though. Even spine surgeons are searching for the next step for such patients. The multidisciplinary approach is well respected to make post-surgical continued pain (PSCP) care more uniform among surgical practices and improve patient outcomes. Researchers are just now working to determine what the “uniform care” should be. (4) Other researchers concede that evidence is weak for the use of medications and reoperations to contend with failed back surgical syndrome patients. Active exercise has solid 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 trying other self-care coping strategies suggested by their chiropractors - like your Pensacola chiropractor may do – find they deal with with their pain better. (6) A particular study of 69 post-surgical continued pain patients (aka FBSS) treated with the chiropractic Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management found that 81% of FBSS/PSCP patients undergoing a mean of 11 treatment visits over a 49 day period of active care stated that they got more than 50% pain relief at the end of 3 months’ active care. At 24 months, only 16% had additional surgery while 82% reported pain relief of more than 50%. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a feasible, 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 Pensacola chiropractor has just the treatment plan to relieve and control your and a loved one’s back pain. Set up an appointment soon!

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

Pensacola 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 all over the body like the spine and knee. It’s physiologically part of the body. Glucosamine sulfate stops the destruction of cartilage and decreases symptoms of osteoarthritis. It reduces destruction of cartilage by halting the enzymes that do that. It inhibits damage of corticosteroids on chondrocytes and NSAIDS on glycosaminoglycan synthesis necessary for cartilage health. It’s even written 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 accompanying osteoarthritis by decreasing the levels of interleukin 1ß. (9) Glucosamine sulfate taken orally reduced lower back pain as effectively as NSAIDs and didn’t raise glucose levels out of their normal limit. (10) Let’s talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you control your Pensacola back pain and joint pain.

CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

Schedule your next Pensacola chiropractic appointment today with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. Pensacola back pain whether it has been surgically managed or not is welcome at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center where chiropractic care with spinal manipulation and glucosamine help sufferers get relief and a sense of control.

May 2020 be your year of back pain relief solutions with Pensacola chiropractic care at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center!

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