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New York Conservative Care Gives Back Pain Relief…and MRI Images Show it

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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