Eugene Non-Surgical Care Delivers Back Pain Reliefand MRI Images Show it

Back surgery. Non-surgical care. What’s best for back pain and leg pain?

Now, that’s 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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