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Considerations of Augusta Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

January 22, 2019

The frustration of Augusta back pain: It hurts. It disrupts life. It doesn’t always respond to the best-intended care programs: back surgery or conservative. That’s why Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic exists. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is here to help Augusta back pain and neck pain patients discover an alternative that works for their Augusta back pain relief goal.


There are many Augusta back pain relief plan options! Recent research shares some interesting findings. Let us look at 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 taking Tylenol and using powerful opioid drugs. (1) Melatonin protects the intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis (cell death) and halted disc degeneration. (2) Melatonin does this. There is hope for disc degeneration’s reversal. And what about this study? 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, rejected 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’s exciting news! The discs resorbed.


What makes a patient decide on Augusta 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 requires time to really think about the decision. The patient’s not wanting to upset the system, upset the healthcare provider by refusing recommended treatment. The patient’s earlier experiences with treatment options as chosen 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 considerably complex decision. (4) It’s a decision-making process Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic understands well, that Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic has assisted many Augusta chiropractic patients to make. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic views 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, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic can support that decision process, establish a treatment plan with goals that, should they not be met as expected, leaves the back surgery option open should it be needed. Take time to decide on Augusta back surgery for Augusta back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic has helped may Augusta 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 go forward with back surgery or not on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment today for a Augusta back pain relief discussion of Augusta surgical and non-surgical options. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic gets the frustration of back pain and is ready to help you know the options for its relief. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is your partner in Augusta back pain relief no matter the option you choose.

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