Back surgery. Non-surgical care. What’s best for back pain and leg pain?
Now, that is
an age-old question for both
doctors and back pain and leg pain sufferers. Soft Health and Healing Clinic mulls
it over from time to time and often concludes
that Brooks back pain and leg pain sufferers do well
with Brooks chiropractic care
. Soft Health and Healing Clinic recognizes
the symptoms to be alert to that would send a patient to back surgery. Beyond those, Soft Health and Healing Clinic is skilled
in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to get the Brooks back pain patient’s desired
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery
Medicine notes that back pain relief is viable
conservatively! Soft Health and Healing 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 went into one or both legs. Several
patients had already attempted relief with physiotherapy
and other medical treatment to no avail
before this trial. (1) Brooks back pain patients at
Soft Health and Healing Clinic have read this story before…or lived it! We notice
that so many of the Brooks back pain patients coming to the office have tried many other approaches
to get rid of their back pain. They just want relief now. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is prepared
to produce 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) given enough time eased
these back pain patients’ pain. They did not have to have back surgery. Their MRI studies even demonstrate
improvement as they improved symptomatically and felt relief of their back pain and sciatic leg pain. (1)
Note that the size of the disc herniation on MRI does not
affect clinical outcome. Soft Health and Healing Clinic says this a lot! Soft Health and Healing Clinic posted many articles 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 outcome differences. (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 Brooks back pain patients, Soft Health and Healing Clinic pursues at least 50% relief of pain in the first 30 days and finds
that 91% of our patients get relief in 3 months. (3) The authors
caution their colleagues that such relief
is conceivable 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!
Soft Health and Healing Clinic helps Brooks back pain and leg pain patients when
they desire non-surgical care for their pain. Soft Health and Healing Clinic delivers
evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.
Schedule your Brooks chiropractic visit today.
You’ll find the answer to your question - back surgery
or conservative care – and the back pain relief that results.
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