Cross Chiropractic Center Treats Post-Back-Surgery Back Pain with Cox® Technic for Pain Relief

Back surgery isn’t always required to relieve back pain. Adogwa and colleagues reported that 0.8% of 497,822 lumbar spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis patients required back surgery. (1) What do the other 99% require? Pain relief. Reassurance and knowledge of their condition. Gentle treatment. A solid treatment plan. Cross Chiropractic Center has such a plan for patients with Sandy Springs post-back-surgery, failed back surgery syndrome, continued back pain (choose your term!) that incorporates safe, doctor-supervised, patient-involved chiropractic care via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

BACK PAIN RELIEF AFTER BACK SURGERY

Certain researchers in the medical profession want to discard their descriptive phrase “failed back surgical syndrome” for “persistent spinal pain syndrome type 2.” For such patients with post-surgical pain after a laminectomy, discectomy, or fusion who pursued chiropractic spinal manipulation for relief, numeric pain rating scale (0-10/worst-pain scale) scores dropped from 6.6 to 0.6 and Oswestry Disability Index (0 to 100/worst-pain scale) scores decreased from 43.8 to 2.4. At 12 months’ post chiropractic care (multi-modal chiropractic care with flexion-distraction among the treatments), 48% retained their improvement, 42% experienced a recurrence, 10% were inaccessible for follow up. (2) A retrospective review of 32 cases of post-lumbar spine surgery pain patients documented numeric pain score changes from 6.4 to 2.3 (on a 10 point scale) for a 4.1 drop in pain. No adverse events were reported for any of the postsurgical patients in this review with the mean number of treatments being 14. Chiropractic care consisted of the delivery of Cox® flexion distraction. (3) A prospective study of 69 post-surgical continued pain patients who reported back pain following back surgery were treated by 15 chiropractors. All followed protocols of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. 50% or more relief of pain at the end of active care was reported for 81% of the patients. The mean number of days of care was 49 days;treatments was 11. A 24-months’ follow up found that 56 patients were available. 78.6% of them had continued pain relief of more than 50%. Mean pain relief at end of care was 71.6 and 70 at 2-years follow-up. 43% had not sought further care in 2 years. 32 patients had: 17 of them went through chiropractic manipulation, 8 had PT, exercise, injections, and medication; 5 had further surgery. (Bottomline: Greater than 50% relief of back pain following back surgery was attained for 81% of patients in 11 visits over 49 days.) (4) Sandy Springs back pain sufferers who have already had back surgery may appreciate these outcomes for themselves! Cross Chiropractic Center is prepared to help.

KNOWLEDGE OF BIOMECHANICAL CHANGES

To stick to a plan, all involved must know what is going to happen to bring about pain relief. A study assessed the short-term effect of flexion distraction spinal manipulation on various spinal aspects of sufferers who have lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD). Intervertebral disc height was enlarged from 6.32 to 6.93. Back pain reduced from 69.17 to 48.48. Lumbar spine mobility recovered as it changed from 17.37 to 12.69 (bent over with fingers stretching toward the floor). Passive straight leg raise increased from 46.94 to 56.01. (5) These are desired and documented changes with gentle, safe Sandy Springs chiropractic care.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. David Atiyeh on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient who’d gone through back surgery and still had back pain.

Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment soon. Back surgery isn’t the only option for many with back pain. And for those who have previously had back surgery, the non-surgical approach with chiropractic may finally produce the pain relief you desire.

 
Cross Chiropractic Center uses Cox® Technic to relieve back pain and enhance function in post-back-pain patients as well as those with back pain who haven’t undergone back surgery.  
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