An Effective Treatment For Pain After Failed Back Surgery – Acupuncture Moorooka

An Effective Treatment For Pain After Failed Back Surgery - Acupuncture Moorooka

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) is a general term that describes the pain that patients still experience despite having undergone back surgery. 

It is said to occur in 10 to 40 % of the population.

Those who have had the misfortune of having no change in pain levels after surgery however should feel optimistic that there is in fact an evidence based, natural and risk free solution that should be considered......namely, Acupuncture.

A recent trial involving 80 participants, split into two groups who had FBSS demonstrated that Acupuncture was a highly effective treatment option.

Participants received 3 courses of Acupuncture treatments consisting of daily Acupuncture for 10 days with a few days break between treatments.

Two different acupuncture protocols were used, one for each group. Both protocols showed high success rates in alleviating back pain.

The first group that received acupuncture mostly around their abdominal region experienced a 94.87 % improvement in symptoms while the other group who received acupuncture on the back itself experienced a 76.32 % improvement.

Patients were asked to rate improvements in lumbar pain, leg pain and numbness, sensory and motor impairment, limits on daily life activities, and bladder dysfunction.

Participants in the study were also required to measure improvements in their ability to walk, lift a straightened leg, roll while lying down, stand, lean forward, sit for an extended period of time, and lift.

The author of the study noted that given the complexity of FBSS and the success rates of acupuncture in eliminating or reducing FBSS related pain, acupuncture provides a therapeutic option for patients requiring pain relief.

If you would like to discuss how Acupuncture may help you with your back pain or if you would like to make an Acupuncture booking please contact Michelle Blum Natural Health.

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