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Toronto Non-Surgical Care Delivers Back Pain Relief…and MRI Images Show it

Back surgery. Non-surgical care. What is best for back pain and leg pain?

Now, that’s 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 pain relief.
 
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 trial. (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! Neither early back surgery nor 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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