Back surgery. Non-surgical care. What is the
best solution for back pain and leg pain?
Now, there is
an age-old question for both
doctors and back pain and leg pain sufferers. Hutter Chiropractic Office ponders it from time to time and often concludes
that Groton back pain and leg pain sufferers do well
with Groton chiropractic care
. Hutter Chiropractic Office knows
the symptoms to look for that would send a patient to back surgery. Beyond those, Hutter Chiropractic Office is skilled
in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to deliver the
pain relief our Groton chiropractic patients long for.
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery
Medicine notices that back pain relief is achievable
conservatively! Hutter Chiropractic Office is happy
to see this latest back pain treatment study. Researchers followed patients with lumbar disc
herniations (most at L4-5 and L5-S1). These patients averaged 38 years old, 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 extends into one or both legs. Many
patients had already attempted relief with physiotherapy
and other medical treatment without relief
before this trial. (1) That sounds quite familiar for
Groton back pain patients pursing
relief at Hutter Chiropractic Office! We notice
that so many of the Groton back pain patients coming to the office have attempted many other means
to get rid of their back pain. They just want relief now. Hutter Chiropractic Office 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) given enough time eased
these back pain patients’ pain. They did not have to go
through back surgery. Their MRI studies even demonstrate
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. Hutter Chiropractic Office says this a lot! Hutter Chiropractic Office has written
many posts about this very topic: the size of the disc herniation does
not 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) Fortunately
for our Groton back pain patients, Hutter Chiropractic Office 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
caution their colleagues that such relief
is potential and should be taken into account
in the decision-making process about a potential back surgery if there are no indications
for immediate surgical intervention. (1) Yes!
Hutter Chiropractic Office helps Groton back pain and leg pain patients when
they desire non-surgical care for their pain. Hutter Chiropractic Office delivers
evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.
Schedule your Groton chiropractic visit today.
You’ll discover the answer to your question - back surgery
or conservative care – and the back pain relief that ensues.
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