Back surgery. Non-surgical care. What’s the
best solution for back pain and leg pain?
Now, that is
an age-old question for back pain and leg pain sufferers and doctors alike. Palmer Chiropractic Center mulls
it over on occasion and knows
that Lynchburg back pain and leg pain sufferers find relief
with Lynchburg chiropractic care
. Palmer Chiropractic Center recognizes
the symptoms to be alert to that would send a patient to back surgery. Beyond those, Palmer Chiropractic Center is skilled
in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to deliver the
pain relief our Lynchburg chiropractic patients long for.
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery
Medicine notices that back pain relief is possible
conservatively! Palmer Chiropractic Center is enthusiastic
to see this latest back pain treatment study. Researchers monitored patients with lumbar disc
herniations (most at L4-5 and L5-S1). These patients were 38 years old on
average, just the age that spinal research
reports as average for back pain sufferers to have a bad case of back pain that’s
been building for years. These patients suffered with low back
pain and sciatica that extends into one or both legs. Many
patients had already tried physiotherapy
and other medical treatment without relief
before this intervention. (1) Lynchburg back pain patients at
Palmer Chiropractic Center have heard this story before…or lived it! We learn
that so many of the Lynchburg back pain patients seeking care at
this chiropractic office have attempted many other ways
to alleviate their back pain. They just want relief now. Palmer Chiropractic Center is prepared
to produce it.
Give Some Time to Treatment and Relief
These researchers share 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
affect clinical outcome. Palmer Chiropractic Center says this all
the time! Palmer Chiropractic Center posted many articles about this very topic: the size of the disc herniation doesn’t matter! Not early back surgery or 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 Lynchburg back pain patients, Palmer Chiropractic Center seeks 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 potential and should be considered
in the decision-making process about whether to do back
surgery if there are no indications
for immediate surgery necessity. (1) Yes!
Palmer Chiropractic Center helps Lynchburg back pain and leg pain patients when
they want non-surgical care for their pain. Palmer Chiropractic Center offers
evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.
Schedule your Lynchburg chiropractic visit today.
You’ll discover the answer to your question - back surgery
or conservative care – and the back pain relief that follows.
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