Considerations of Eugene Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

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


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


What makes a patient pick Eugene back surgery over other options? The patient’s ideas about the treatment may be based on insufficient information. The time required for a patient to decide may be hurried because of scheduling when the patient is one who needs time to really think about the decision. The patient’s not wanting to distress the system, disappoint the healthcare provider by refusing recommended treatment. The patient’s past experiences with treatment options as chosen 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 big, complex decision. (4) It is a decision-making process Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic understands well, that Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic has assisted many Eugene chiropractic patients to make. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic views each patient as a special case with many external influencing factors. Equipped with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with pleasing clinical outcomes, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic can support that decision process, set up a treatment plan with goals that, should they not happen as expected, leaves the back surgery option available should it be needed. Take time to decide on Eugene back surgery for Eugene back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic has helped may Eugene back pain patients with Cox Technic to avoid back surgery.

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

Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment today for a Eugene back pain relief discussion of Eugene surgical and non-surgical options. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic gets the annoyance of back pain and is here to help you know the options for its relief. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is your partner in Eugene back pain relief no matter the option you choose.

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