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

Tarrytown 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 Tarrytown back pain patients, back surgery appears like it is the answer…until it’s not. Statistics reveal that nearly 50% of patients who choose back surgery have the same or worse pain sooner or later...a year, 10 years, etc. (1,2,3) What comes next? Another surgery? For some Tarrytown failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS) patients, yes. For other FBSS patients, no. Occasionally a second 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 respected to make post-surgical continued pain (PSCP) care more uniform among surgical practices and enhance patient outcomes. Researchers are just now working to establish what the “uniform care” should be. (4) Other researchers concede that evidence is weak 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 used. (5) Chronic back pain patients who are proactive in dealing with their pain by exercising and trying other self-care coping strategies offered by their chiropractors - like your Tarrytown chiropractor may do – discover that they cope with their pain better. (6) A specific study of 69 post-surgical continued pain patients (aka FBSS) cared for with the chiropractic Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management discovered that 81% of FBSS/PSCP patients receiving 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% 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 Tarrytown chiropractor has just the treatment plan to relieve and control your and a loved one’s back pain. Set up an appointment today!

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!

Tarrytown 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 reduces 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 that come with 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 us talk about how glucosamine sulfate may help you control your Tarrytown back pain and joint pain.

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Schedule your next Tarrytown chiropractic appointment today with Tarrytown Chiropractic. Tarrytown back pain whether it’s been surgically managed or not is invited to Tarrytown Chiropractic 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 Tarrytown chiropractic care at Tarrytown Chiropractic!

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