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. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic ponders it on occasion and often concludes that Augusta back pain and leg pain sufferers do well with Augusta chiropractic care
. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic recognizes the symptoms to look for that would send a patient to back surgery. Beyond those, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is skilled in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to deliver the pain relief our Augusta chiropractic patients are seeking.
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery
Medicine notices that back pain relief is achievable non—surgicall! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 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 went into one or both legs. Several patients had previously tried physiotherapy and other medical treatment to no avail before this trial. (1) Augusta back pain patients at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic have heard this story before…or lived it! We notice that so many of the Augusta back pain patients coming to the office have attempted many other means to get rid of their back pain. All they want is relief now. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is poised 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) allowed enough time eased these back pain patients’ pain. They did not have to undergo back surgery. Their MRI studies even demonstrate improvement as they improved symptomatically and experienced back pain and sciatica relief. (1) Notice that the size of the disc herniation on MRI doesn’t affect clinical outcome. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic says this all the time! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic posted many articles about this very topic: the size of the disc herniation does not 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 recuperate from their back pain symptoms due to lumbar disc herniation was 13.6 months (give or take 5.4 months). (1) Fortunately for our Augusta back pain patients, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 when deciding a potential back surgery if there are no indications for immediate surgical intervention. (1) Yes! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic helps Augusta back pain and leg pain patients when they want non-surgical care for their pain. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic delivers evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.
Schedule your Augusta chiropractic visit today. You’ll find the answer to your question - back surgery or conservative care – and the back pain relief that ensues.