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

San Jose 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 San Jose back pain patients, back surgery appears like it is the answer…until it is not. Statistics reveal that upwards of 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 San Jose failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS) patients, yes. For other FBSS patients, no. Occasionally another surgery is by necessity, sometimes by choice. There’re other choices though. Even back 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 enhance patient outcomes. Researchers are just now trying to figure out what the “uniform care” should be. (4) Other researchers concede that evidence is not very strong for the use of medications and reoperations to contend with FBSS 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 checking out other self-care coping approaches offered by their chiropractors - like your San Jose chiropractor may do – discover that they manage 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 receiving a mean of 11 treatment visits over a 49 day period of active care reported greater than 50% pain relief at the end of 3 months’ active care. At 24 months, only 16% underwent another 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 San Jose 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!

San Jose chiropractic nutritional support encourages 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 reduces osteoarthritic pain. It reduces destruction of cartilage by halting the enzymes that do that. It prevents damage of corticosteroids on chondrocytes and NSAIDS on glycosaminoglycan synthesis necessary for cartilage health. It is 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 along with 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 did not push glucose levels out of their normal limit. (10) Let’s talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you manage your San Jose back pain and joint pain.

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Schedule your next San Jose chiropractic appointment today with Chiropractic Solutions. San Jose back pain whether it has been surgically managed or not is invited to Chiropractic Solutions where chiropractic care with spinal manipulation and glucosamine help sufferers find relief and a sense of control.

May 2020 be your year of back pain relief solutions with San Jose chiropractic care at Chiropractic Solutions!

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