Post-surgical continued pain or Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

  • Back Pain following surgery
  • Burning or tingling
  • Muscle weakness following surgery
  • Neck pain following surgery
  • Numbness
  • Postural changes

Pain following back surgery in the same, or nearby area can be discouraging, but it is not uncommon. Cox® Technic has been shown to help alleviate symptoms.

How do Chiropractors treat post surgical continued pain or Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)?

Cox® Certified practitioners at Malvern Chiropractic Clinic and Melbourne Spine Clinic treat post surgical continued pain or Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) using Cox flexion distraction therapy, which has been shown to provide relief in many patients who are still suffering back pain, after having received spinal surgery.

An article in The Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, June 2016, reported the following outcomes following the use of Cox Technic on 69 post surgical continued pain patients by 15 doctors. Data recorded included subjective patient pain levels at the end of the treatments provided and at 24 months following the last treatment.

“Greater than 50% pain relief following Cox Technic chiropractic distraction spinal manipulation was seen in 81% of postsurgical patients receiving a mean of 11 visits over a 49-day period of Chiropractic care.”¹

The study showed that there were no adverse effect or events during their treatment with Cox flexion distraction’s gentle therapy and that it helped post surgical back pain patients with pain relief.

1.Chiropractic Distraction Spinal Manipulation on Postsurgical Continued Low Back and Radicular Pain Patients: A Retrospective Case Series. Maruti R. Gudavalli, PhD, Kurt Olding, DC, George Joachim, DC, James M. Cox, DC

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