Considerations of Easley Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

January 22, 2019

The frustration of Easley back pain: It hurts. It disrupts life. It doesn’t always respond to the best-intended care programs: back surgery or conservative. That is why Young Chiropractic exists. Young Chiropractic is here to help Easley back pain and neck pain patients discover an alternative that functions for their Easley back pain relief goal.


There are many Easley back pain relief plan options! New research discloses some fascinating findings. Let us consider opioids and Tylenol for back pain relief. There’s no difference in low back pain relief and radicular extremity pain (leg pain sciatica) relief between taking Tylenol and using powerful opioid drugs. (1) Melatonin protects the intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis (cell death) and halted disc degeneration. (2) Melatonin does this. There is hope for disc degeneration’s reversal. And what about this report? Spontaneous resorption of a lumbar herniated disc confirmed on MRI was observed in all of 9 patients who felt back pain and sciatic leg pain, declined back surgery, and had no motor deficit! It took a mean of about 8.7 months. Clinical relief with conservative treatment took a mean of just 5.7 weeks. (3) That’s rousing news! The discs resorbed.


What makes a patient pick Easley back surgery over other options? The patient’s ideas about the treatment may be based on insufficient information. The time it takes a patient to make a decision may be sped up because of scheduling when the patient is one who needs time to really think about the options. The patient’s not wanting to upset the system, upset the healthcare provider by refusing recommended treatment. The patient’s earlier experiences with treatment options as taken by relatives or friends and the resultant good or bad outcomes. Choosing back surgery or a non-surgical treatment plan for low back and/or leg pain due to a disc herniation is a considerably complex decision. (4) It’s a decision-making process Young Chiropractic knows well, that Young Chiropractic has assisted many Easley chiropractic patients to make. Young Chiropractic views each patient as an individual case with many external guiding factors. Equipped with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with pleasing clinical outcomes, Young Chiropractic can support that decision process, establish a treatment plan with goals that, should they not be met as expected, leaves the back surgery option available should it be necessary. Take time to decide on Easley back surgery for Easley back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Young Chiropractic has helped may Easley back pain patients with Cox Technic to avoid back surgery.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. James Cox as he shares more about the decision to proceed with back surgery or not on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment today for a Easley back pain relief discussion of Easley surgical and non-surgical options. Young Chiropractic knows the frustration of back pain and is here to help you know the options for its relief. Young Chiropractic is your partner in Easley back pain relief no matter the road you choose.

Easley back surgery for a disc herniation is an option to be carefully studied before a decision is made to proceed.