Back surgery. Non-surgical care. What is best for back pain and leg pain?
an age-old question for back pain and leg pain sufferers and doctors alike. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation ponders it on occasion and often concludes
that Baton Rouge back pain and leg pain sufferers find relief
with Baton Rouge chiropractic care
. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation recognizes
the symptoms to look for that would send a patient to back surgery. Beyond those, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is experienced
in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to deliver the
pain relief our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients want.
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery
Medicine notices that back pain relief is possible
conservatively! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is excited
to see this latest back pain treatment study. A group of medical
doctors followed 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 suffered with low back
pain and sciatica that extends into one or both legs. Several
patients had previously attempted relief with physiotherapy
and other medical treatment without relief
before this trial. (1) Baton Rouge back pain patients at
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation have heard this story before…or lived it! We find
that so many of the Baton Rouge back pain patients coming to the office have attempted many other approaches
to free themselves from their back pain. All they
want is relief now. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is prepared
to produce it.
Give Some Time to Treatment and Relief
These researchers found that conservative
medical care (like bed rest and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle
relaxants, gels) granted enough time improved
these back pain patients’ pain. They did not have to have 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. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation says this continuously! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation posted many articles 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 recover
from their back pain symptoms due to lumbar disc herniation was 13.6 months
(give or take 5.4 months). (1) Fortunately
for our Baton Rouge back pain patients, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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
advise their colleagues that such relief
is possible and should be taken into account
in the decision-making process about a potential back surgery if there are no indications
for immediate surgery necessity. (1) Yes!
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation helps Baton Rouge back pain and leg pain patients when
they desire non-surgical care for their pain. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation delivers
evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.
Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic visit today.
You’ll uncover the answer to your question - back surgery
or conservative care – and the back pain relief that follows.
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