Back surgery. Non-surgical care. What’s the
best solution for back pain and leg pain?
Now, that is
an age-old question for back pain and leg pain sufferers and doctors alike. Dr. Gary Stefanick mulls
it over from time to time and knows
that New York back pain and leg pain sufferers find relief
with New York chiropractic care
. Dr. Gary Stefanick knows
the symptoms to be alert to that would send a patient to back surgery. Beyond those, Dr. Gary Stefanick is skilled
in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to deliver the
pain relief our New York chiropractic patients long for.
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery
Medicine notices that back pain relief is viable
conservatively! Dr. Gary Stefanick is enthusiastic
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 averaged 38 years old, just the age when that really bad back
pain episode seems to come on according to spinal researchers. These patients hurt 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 trial. (1) New York back pain patients at
Dr. Gary Stefanick have read this story before…or lived it! We learn
that so many of the New York back pain patients seeking care at
this chiropractic office have attempted many other approaches
to alleviate their back pain. They just want relief now. Dr. Gary Stefanick is prepared
to produce 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) allowed enough time eased
these back pain patients’ pain. They did not have to undergo back surgery. Their MRI studies even show
improvement as they improved symptomatically and experienced back
pain and sciatica relief. (1)
Notice that the size of the disc herniation on MRI does not
affect clinical outcome. Dr. Gary Stefanick says this a lot! Dr. Gary Stefanick has written
many posts about this very topic: the size of the disc herniation doesn’t matter! Neither
early back surgery nor conservative care for back pain relief showed any
significant outcome differences. (2) The average time for patients to recover
from their back pain symptoms due to lumbar disc herniation was 13.6 months
(give or take 5.4 months). (1) Lucky
for our New York back pain patients, Dr. Gary Stefanick pursues 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
in the decision-making process about whether to do back
surgery if there are no signs
for immediate surgery necessity. (1) Yes!
Dr. Gary Stefanick helps New York back pain and leg pain patients when
they desire non-surgical care for their pain. Dr. Gary Stefanick offers
evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.
Schedule your New York chiropractic visit today.
You’ll uncover the answer to your question - back surgery
or conservative care – and the back pain relief that follows.
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