Back surgery. Non-surgical care. What’s best for back pain and leg pain?
Now, that is
an age-old question for back pain and leg pain sufferers and doctors alike. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries mulls
it over on occasion and knows
that Manchester back pain and leg pain sufferers do well
with Manchester chiropractic care
. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries recognizes
the symptoms to look for that would send a patient to back surgery. Beyond those, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is experienced
in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to produce the
pain relief our Manchester chiropractic patients want.
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery
Medicine notices that back pain relief is feasible
non—surgicall! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is enthusiastic
to see this latest back pain treatment study. Researchers tracked 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 suffered with low back
pain and sciatica that extends into one or both legs. Many
patients had previously tried physiotherapy
and other medical treatment without relief
before this intervention. (1) That sounds quite familiar for
Manchester back pain patients looking for relief at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries! We notice
that so many of the Manchester back pain patients seeking care at
this chiropractic office have tried many other means
to free themselves from their back pain. All they
want is relief now. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is ready
to give 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) given enough time improved
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)
Note that the size of the disc herniation on MRI does not
influence clinical outcome. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries says this all
the time! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries has written
many posts about this very topic: the size of the disc herniation does
not 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 Manchester back pain patients, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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 signs
for immediate surgery necessity. (1) Yes!
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries helps Manchester back pain and leg pain patients when
they desire non-surgical care for their pain. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries delivers
evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.
Schedule your Manchester chiropractic visit today.
You’ll find the answer to your question - back surgery
or conservative care – and the back pain relief that ensues.
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