Considerations of Baton Rouge Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

The frustration of Baton Rouge 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 Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation exists. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is here to help Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain patients find an alternative that works for their Baton Rouge back pain relief goal.


There are lots of Baton Rouge back pain relief plan options! New research reveals some interesting findings. Let us consider 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 using powerful opioid drugs. (1) Melatonin defends the intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis (cell death) and blocked 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 experienced back pain and sciatic leg pain, declined back surgery, and demonstrated no motor deficit! It required a mean of about 8.7 months. Clinical relief with conservative treatment took a mean of just 5.7 weeks. (3) That is exciting news! The discs resorbed.


What compels a patient to choose Baton Rouge back surgery over other options? The patient’s ideas about the treatment may potentially based on insufficient information. The time it takes a patient to make a decision may be sped up because of scheduling when the patient is one who needs time to really think about the decision. The patient’s not wanting to upset the system, upset the healthcare provider by rejecting recommended treatment. The patient’s earlier experiences with treatment options as undertaken by relatives or friends and the resulting 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’s a decision-making process Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation understands well, that Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation has helped many Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to make. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation sees each patient as an individual case with many outside influencing factors. Equipped with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with pleasing clinical outcomes, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation can help with that decision process, set up a treatment plan with goals that, should they not happen as expected, keeps the back surgery option open should it be necessary. Take time to make a decision on Baton Rouge back surgery for Baton Rouge back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation has helped may Baton Rouge 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 go forward with back surgery or not on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today for a Baton Rouge back pain relief discussion of Baton Rouge surgical and non-surgical options. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation gets the annoyance of back pain and is ready to help you know the options for its relief. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is your partner in Baton Rouge back pain relief no matter the road you choose.

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