Back surgery. Non-surgical care. What’s best for back pain and leg pain?
an age-old question for back pain and leg pain sufferers and doctors alike. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic ponders it from time to time and knows
that Eugene back pain and leg pain sufferers find relief
with Eugene chiropractic care
. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic knows
the symptoms to look for that would send a patient to back surgery. Beyond those, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is experienced
in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to deliver the
pain relief our Eugene chiropractic patients want.
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery
Medicine notices that back pain relief is possible
conservatively! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is enthusiastic
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 were 38 years old on
average, 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 tried physiotherapy
and other medical treatment to no avail
before this intervention. (1) That sounds quite familiar for
Eugene back pain patients looking for relief at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic! We find
that so many of the Eugene back pain patients seeking care at
this chiropractic office have attempted many other approaches
to alleviate their back pain. They just want relief now. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is ready
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) given enough time improved
these back pain patients’ pain. They didn’t 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 does not
affect clinical outcome. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic says this all
the time! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic has written
many posts 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 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 Eugene back pain patients, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic looks
for 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
share this warning with their colleagues that such relief
is conceivable and should be considered
when deciding whether to do back
surgery if there are no indications
for immediate surgical intervention. (1) Yes!
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic helps Eugene back pain and leg pain patients when
they want non-surgical care for their pain. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers
evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.
Schedule your Eugene chiropractic visit today.
You’ll find the answer to your question - back surgery
or conservative care – and the back pain relief that follows.
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