Back surgery. Non-surgical care. What is best for back pain and leg pain?
an age-old question for both
doctors and back pain and leg pain sufferers. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre ponders it from time to time and often concludes
that Toronto back pain and leg pain sufferers find relief
with Toronto chiropractic care
. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre recognizes
the symptoms to look for that would send a patient to back surgery. Beyond those, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is experienced
in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to deliver the Toronto back pain patient’s desired
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery
Medicine notes that back pain relief is possible
conservatively! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is happy
to see this latest back pain treatment study. Researchers monitored 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. Several
patients had previously attempted relief with physiotherapy
and other medical treatment unsuccessfully
before this intervention. (1) Toronto back pain patients at
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre have heard this story before…or lived it! We find
that so many of the Toronto back pain patients coming to the office have tried many other approaches
to alleviate their back pain. All they
want is relief now. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is poised
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 helped
these back pain patients’ pain. They didn’t 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)
Note that the size of the disc herniation on MRI doesn’t
influence clinical outcome. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre says this continuously! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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 outcome differences. (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 Toronto back pain patients, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre seeks at least 50% relief of pain in the first 30 days and discovers
that 91% of our patients get relief in 3 months. (3) The authors
caution their colleagues that such relief
is possible and should be considered
when deciding a potential back surgery if there are no indications
for immediate surgical intervention. (1) Yes!
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre helps Toronto back pain and leg pain patients when
they want non-surgical care for their pain. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers
evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.
Schedule your Toronto chiropractic visit today.
You’ll uncover the answer to your question - back surgery
or conservative care – and the back pain relief that results.
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