Back surgery. Non-surgical care. What’s best for back pain and leg pain?
Now, that is
an age-old question for back pain and leg pain sufferers and doctors alike. Spinal Care Clinic ponders it from time to time and often concludes
that Burlington and Hamilton back pain and leg pain sufferers do well
with Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care
. Spinal Care Clinic recognizes
the symptoms to be alert to that would indicate
necessity for back surgery. Beyond those, Spinal Care Clinic is experienced
in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to deliver the
pain relief our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients want.
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery
Medicine notes that back pain relief is feasible
non—surgicall! Spinal Care Clinic is happy
to see this latest back pain treatment study. Researchers monitored patients with lumbar disc
herniations (most at L4-5 and L5-S1). These patients averaged 38 years old, just the age when that really bad back
pain episode seems to come on according to spinal researchers. These patients hurt with low back
pain and sciatica that extends into one or both legs. Several
patients had already tried physiotherapy
and other medical treatment to no avail
before this intervention. (1) Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients at
Spinal Care Clinic have heard this story before…or lived it! We notice
that so many of the Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients coming to the office have attempted many other tactics
to free themselves from their back pain. All they
want is relief now. Spinal Care Clinic is prepared
to give it.
Give Some Time to Treatment and Relief
These researchers report that conservative
medical care (like bed rest and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle
relaxants, gels) allowed enough time eased
these back pain patients’ pain. They did not have to go
through back surgery. Their MRI studies even show
improvement as they improved symptomatically and felt back
pain and sciatica relief. (1)
Notice that the size of the disc herniation on MRI doesn’t
influence clinical outcome. Spinal Care Clinic says this all
the time! Spinal Care Clinic has written
many posts about this very topic: the size of the disc herniation doesn’t matter! Not early back surgery or conservative care for back pain relief showed any
significant difference in outcomes. (2) The average time for patients to recuperate
from their back pain symptoms due to lumbar disc herniation was 13.6 months
(give or take 5.4 months). (1) Lucky
for our Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients, Spinal Care Clinic looks
for at least 50% relief of pain in the first 30 days and discovers
that 91% of our patients get relief in 3 months. (3) The authors
share this warning with their colleagues that such relief
is potential and should be taken into account
in the decision-making process about whether to do back
surgery if there are no indications
for immediate surgical intervention. (1) Yes!
Spinal Care Clinic helps Burlington and Hamilton back pain and leg pain patients when
they desire non-surgical care for their pain. Spinal Care Clinic offers
evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.
Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic visit today.
You’ll uncover the answer to your question - back surgery
or conservative care – and the back pain relief that follows.
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