Back surgery. Non-surgical care. What is the best solution for back pain and leg pain?
Now, that is an age-old question for back pain and leg pain sufferers and doctors alike. Young Chiropractic mulls it over from time to time and knows that Easley back pain and leg pain sufferers do well with Easley chiropractic care
. Young Chiropractic recognizes the symptoms to look for that would send a patient to back surgery. Beyond those, Young Chiropractic is experienced in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to deliver the pain relief our Easley chiropractic patients want.
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery
Medicine notices that back pain relief is possible conservatively! Young Chiropractic is excited to see this latest back pain treatment study. A group of medical doctors monitored patients with lumbar disc herniations (most at L4-5 and L5-S1). These patients averaged 38 years old, just the age that spinal research reports as average for back pain sufferers to have a bad case of back pain that’s been building for years. These patients suffered with low back pain and sciatica that extends into one or both legs. Many patients had already tried physiotherapy and other medical treatment to no avail before this trial. (1) Easley back pain patients at Young Chiropractic have heard this story before…or lived it! We learn that so many of the Easley back pain patients seeking care at this chiropractic office have attempted many other tactics to free themselves from their back pain. All they want is relief now. Young Chiropractic is poised 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) granted enough time helped these back pain patients’ pain. They did not have to have back surgery. Their MRI studies even show improvement as they improved symptomatically and experienced relief of their back pain and sciatic leg pain. (1) Notice that the size of the disc herniation on MRI doesn’t influence clinical outcome. Young Chiropractic says this all the time! Young Chiropractic posted many articles about this very topic: the size of the disc herniation doesn’t matter! Neither early back surgery nor 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) Fortunately for our Easley back pain patients, Young Chiropractic pursues 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 caution their colleagues that such relief is possible and should be considered when deciding a potential back surgery if there are no signs for immediate surgical intervention. (1) Yes! Young Chiropractic helps Easley back pain and leg pain patients when they want non-surgical care for their pain. Young Chiropractic delivers evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.
Schedule your Easley chiropractic visit today. You’ll discover the answer to your question - back surgery or conservative care – and the back pain relief that ensues.