Failed Back Surgery2020-10-01T09:31:19-04:00

Failed Back Surgery & Treatment

People who suffer from chronic back pain are frequently in need of failed back surgeries treatment.

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Help & Treatment For Failed Back Surgery

Here at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine we offer failed back surgery treatment and therapies to address the ongoing set of symptoms the surgery was meant to alleviate such as chronic leg pain, chronic back pain, joint instability, and muscle weakness.

Because back surgery is often the last resort in the treatment of chronic back pain, failed back surgery can be a devastating condition. At Atlantic coast Physical Medicine, we understand this and seek to provide our patients with pain management techniques that are natural, non-invasive, and drug-free.

Here in Summerville, SC, chronic pain management, is managed by the medical professionals at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine, who work within physical medicine disciplines to create a customized treatment plan.

Utilizing rehabilitation therapy and other medical treatments, we strive to alleviate the pain and symptoms of failed back surgery. In addition to treating chronic pain, these treatments are known to be useful for many other conditions as well. It can help patients achieve optimal wellness.

The waters surrounding the term Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) is a bit murky. Some surgeons call a surgery successful when pain is reduced, but not necessarily gone. What is clear is that back pain is a very serious issue that greatly limits your ability to lead a productive life. Life after back surgery can be a very lonely, frustrating place when you still hurt.

Here are some common statements we’ve heard from our patients

  • “(He) told me I just needed to stick it out. It’s been six months and no change.”
  • “The surgeon told me that he knew for a fact that his work was perfect. He just gave me pain pills.”
  • “They said it was all in my head, tried to put me on antidepressants!”
  • “That (the surgery) was my last resort. I feel like they have no idea what to do now.”
  • “When I go to their office, I can tell they don’t want to talk to me. I guess I must bother them. I wish I could go back in time.”

At Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine, we define success in terms of function. We want you to not only feel better but to DO better. A 2011 study of 1450 state workers in Ohio found that of the men and women on disability that had back surgery, 74% had not returned to work after two years. This statistic supports what we’ve seen with our own patients here at our office. In many cases, back surgery alone does not tend to have good longterm results. Just because you’ve had surgery doesn’t mean there’s nothing more that can be done.

Is This Safe?

Simply put, the main purpose of spinal surgery is to relieve a compressed nerve and to stabilize the joint. When it comes to back pain, our goals are the same – but our approach is non-surgical. We can further stabilize your back and help lessen the pressure on compressed nerves in a way that aids and supports your surgery and does so SAFELY. In 11 years of practice we have never injured, complicated, or interfered with a post-surgical patient (or any other patient for that matter).

One statement we hear from time to time is “My doctor/surgeon said not to let a chiropractor touch me”. First, our chiropractors hold themselves to the same safety standards or higher than MD’s do. We use digital x-ray diagnostics, and if there’s any question at all about safety, we always err on the side of caution. Even though our approach to treatment is different, this is not an “us versus them” situation. It’s an “us PLUS them” situation, and we work frequently with patients referred to us by many of the area’s top surgeons and physicians. If your doctor has concerns or questions, we welcome the opportunity to speak with them.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that our treatment approach for failed back surgery focuses primarily on rehabilitating the postural/support muscles. Our method is very gentle and we’re very careful not to cause you pain. As your muscles gain strength and balance, your pain will decrease. Even better, you’ll start to see a return on how well your body performs in daily activities.

Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care

When chiropractic adjustments are given to relieve the pressure placed on the nerves of the spine, relief is noticed almost instantly. This relationship between the spine and nervous system is the main focus of chiropractic treatment. With Chiropractic care, patients not only respond to spine pain conditions, but also to conditions affecting the entire body as well.

This combination of traditional and natural therapies allows our patients to truly receive the best of both worlds when it comes to healthcare today. By first focusing on relieving the inflamed and injured tissues of the spine and body, and combine it with functional rehabilitation for strengthening the muscles around it, it gives our patients a much faster recovery time and much longer results.

Chiropractic Care Can Address Many Conditions

  • Neck and Back Pain

  • Joint Pain

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Whiplash

  • Herniated Discs

  • Spinal Misalignments

  • Sciatica

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Osteoarthritis

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What is chiropractic?2019-01-02T00:50:44-05:00

Chiropractic care is the leading noninvasive approach to treating chronic spinal conditions, such as misalignments, injuries, and other musculoskeletal disorders, mainly through their connection to the nervous system.

At Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine, your practitioner uses their hands to manually realign your spine or joints in other parts of your body. Chiropractic care is a drug-free practice which focuses on teaching you therapeutic exercises and stretches so that you can include them in your daily routine.

What conditions can chiropractic care address?2019-01-02T00:51:09-05:00

The Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine team are experts in treating any part of the body, from the most simple joint conditions to highly complex nervous system complications. Some of these conditions include:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Osteoarthritis
What happens during a chiropractic appointment?2019-01-03T23:22:24-05:00

During your chiropractic visit at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine, your practitioner first identifies where your pain is located and discusses your overall well-being and lifestyle.

Your practitioner then assesses the condition of your spine and guides you through a series of exercises to determine your range of motion and pain level. From there, your practitioner can recommend various chiropractic treatments based on your individual needs.

At Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine, the method of choice is structural chiropractic care, which focuses on targeting the root of the misalignment, not necessarily targeting the misalignment itself.

Your practitioner may also perform the Thompson Drop Table technique, which requires an adjusting table with a pneumatically driven drop system. When your practitioner performs an adjustment, the table quickly lowers the section of the body corresponding to the spinal region being adjusted.

Adjustments are quick, specific movements that position your vertebrae into the correct alignment, releasing tension on your muscles and connective tissue.

The team at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine work collaboratively to understand the complexities of your spinal system. This means that you’ll speak with multiple team members and get various opinions so you can together make the decision that’s the most relevant to your needs.

What are the benefits of chiropractics?2019-01-02T00:52:53-05:00

Chiropractic care is a safe and drug-free treatment. Generally speaking, you’ll start feeling better almost immediately after the adjustment is made — and you’ll probably want to come back for more.

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Commonly Accepted Medical Insurances

Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine accepts a variety of major insurance plans. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact our office.