FAILED BACK SURGICAL SYNDROME PAIN: HOW COMMON? CHIROPRACTIC CAN HELP.
Researchers reported that degenerative disc disease and low back pain transitions to chronic low back pain for many after back surgery discectomy. How many experienced back pain beyond 6 months post-surgery? They discovered that nearly 15% experienced failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS). (1) Chiropractic care is recognized for its conservative treatment of back pain and neck pain. Today, the chiropractic Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management is proving itself of value for easing post-surgical FBSS spine pain. A retrospective study of 69 such patients treated by 15 chiropractors experienced in Cox® Technic protocols documented greater than 50% relief of pain for 81% of patients in a mean of 11 visits over a 49 day period of active care. This relief at the end of care continued at 2 years follow-up: 78.6% continued with relief. The percentage of relief remained high: 71.6% at end of care and 70% at 24 months. (2) In a prospective study of patients cared for with Cox® Technic, 8 of 11 post-surgical FBSS patients reported reduced or discontinued opioid use. (3) We are ready to help our FBSS back pain patients whose lingers after back surgery and get you back to enjoying life!
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EXERCISE AFTER BACK SURGERY: Straight Leg Raise
The straight leg raise is a versatile movement. It is tested by healthcare providers like your Easley chiropractor when figuring out the source of back pain and disc involvement. A new study reported that the inability to do a straight leg after back surgery heightened the risk of undergoing another surgery. (4) Fortunately, it’s a pretty simple exercise. How do you do the it? Lie on a supportive surface. Bend one leg’s knee and place its foot on the floor. With the other leg flat and hips planted on the floor, raise the straight leg off the floor. Hold for 3 seconds and put it down again. Do that movement 10 times. Then, replicate this with the other leg. If that is hard to do, there are some variations. (5) Let's discuss what is proper for you before you do these on your own!
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about the potential relief of continued pain even after back surgery did not get rid of the pain using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
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Make your next Easley chiropractic visit with Young Chiropractic soon. We look forward to seeing you soon! We offer hope for FBSS pain relief and management!