Considerations of Groton Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

The frustration of Groton back pain: It hurts. It disrupts life. It doesn’t always react positively to the best-intended care programs: back surgery or conservative. That’s why Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office exists. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is here to assist Groton back pain and neck pain patients find an alternative that works for their Groton back pain relief goal.


There are many Groton back pain relief plan options! Recent research discloses some interesting findings. Let’s consider opioids and Tylenol for back pain relief. There’s 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 protects the intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis (cell death) and stopped disc degeneration. (2) Melatonin accomplishes this. There is hope for disc degeneration’s reversal. And what about this report? Spontaneous resorption of a lumbar herniated disc confirmed on MRI was observed in all of 9 patients who had back pain and sciatic leg pain, declined back surgery, and had no motor deficit! It took a mean of about 8.7 months. Clinical relief with conservative treatment came about in a mean of just 5.7 weeks. (3) That’s rousing news! The discs resorbed.


What makes a patient choose Groton back surgery over other options? The patient’s ideas about the treatment may be based on inadequate information. The time it takes a patient to decide may be sped up because of scheduling when the patient is one who requires time to really think about the decision. The patient’s not wanting to upset the system, disappoint the healthcare provider by refusing recommended treatment. The patient’s earlier experiences with treatment options as taken 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 considerably complex decision. (4) It’s a decision-making process Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office understands well, that Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office has assisted many Groton chiropractic patients to make. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office sees each patient as an individual case with many outside guiding factors. Equipped with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with pleasing clinical outcomes, Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office can support that decision process, establish a treatment plan with goals that, should they not happen as expected, keeps the back surgery option open should it be required. Take time to make a decision on Groton back surgery for Groton back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office has helped may Groton back pain patients with Cox Technic to avoid back surgery.

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

Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment today for a Groton back pain relief discussion of Groton surgical and non-surgical options. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office knows the frustration of back pain and is here to help you understand the options for its relief. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is your partner in Groton back pain relief no matter the road you choose.

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