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

Sandy Springs 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 Sandy Springs back pain patients, back surgery appears like it is the answer…until it’s not. Statistics state that nearly 50% of patients who undergo back surgery have the same or worse pain at some point in the future...12 months later, 10 years, etc. (1,2,3) What’s next? Another surgery? For some Sandy Springs failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS) patients, yes. For others, no. Occasionally a second surgery is by necessity, sometimes by choice. There’re other choices though. Even spine surgeons are searching for the next step for such patients. The multidisciplinary approach is highly thought of 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 deal with failed back surgical syndrome 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 strategies offered by their chiropractors - like your Sandy Springs chiropractor may do – discover that 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 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% underwent additional 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 Sandy Springs 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 is hope!

Sandy Springs 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 is physiologically part of the body. Glucosamine sulfate stops the destruction of cartilage and decreases osteoarthritic pain. It reduces destruction of cartilage by stopping the enzymes that do that. It inhibits damage of corticosteroids on chondrocytes and NSAIDS on glycosaminoglycan synthesis required for cartilage health. It is even documented to be a “stimulator of tissue regeneration.” (8) For those suffering with osteoarthritis – the most common joint disease and common cause of joint pain, functional loss and disability – taking glucosamine along with NSAID treatment like meloxicam deterred the inflammatory issue accompanying osteoarthritis by decreasing the levels of interleukin 1ß. (9) Glucosamine sulfate taken orally decreased 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 Sandy Springs back pain and joint pain.

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Schedule your next Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment today with Cross Chiropractic Center. Sandy Springs back pain whether it has been surgically managed or not is welcome at Cross Chiropractic 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 Sandy Springs chiropractic care at Cross Chiropractic Center!

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