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Bony Cartoon 13 – Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine

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What if pain recurred after herniated disc surgery?

Dr. Spine, do you remember my friend who had a herniated disc?

Ah- yes, I remember.

He had surgery a few months ago even though I warned him about it.
Fortunately, it was successful and he had no pain for a while.

It was possible to treat his condition without surgery… But, it’s a relief that the surgery was a success!

No, it’s not a relief.
He said his pain came back two days ago, but he doesn’t want to receive revision surgery.

Since the spine is in a weak state after the surgery, Chuna therapy, which corrects the abnormal spine; acupuncture, which removes inflammation; bee venom acupuncture and pharmacopuncture, which reduce pain; and herbal medicine, which regenerates bones and nerves, are effective.

Can he be treated with Korean medicine although he has already received surgery?

Generally, for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) patients, after receiving spinal surgery, only 10~20% of pain can be reduced with painkillers, epidural injections, physical therapy, etc.

However, after receiving Jaseng’s treatment, their back pain drastically decreased from 6.1 to 2.9 and leg pain decreased from 5.4 to 2.4 on a scale where 10 is maximum pain.

We have research results that show that 89%, of the 120 patients who had FBSS after spinal surgery have improved after receiving 16 weeks of Korean Medicine combined treatments.

It would have been better if he had gone to Jaseng in the first place…

Better late than never! I will bring my friend to Jaseng now!