Considerations of Baton Rouge Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

The aggravation of Baton Rouge back pain: It hurts. It messes up life. It does not always react positively to the best-intended care programs: back surgery or conservative. That is the reason Spine & Sports Rehab Center exists. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is here to assist Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain patients uncover an alternative that functions for their Baton Rouge back pain relief goal.


There are lots of Baton Rouge back pain relief plan options! Recent research reveals some fascinating findings. Let’s consider opioids and Tylenol for back pain relief. There is no difference in low back pain relief and radicular extremity pain (leg pain sciatica) relief between taking Tylenol and using powerful opioid drugs. (1) Melatonin defends the intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis (cell death) and stopped disc degeneration. (2) Melatonin does this. There is hope for disc degeneration’s reversal. And what about this study? Spontaneous resorption of a lumbar herniated disc seen on MRI was seen in all of 9 patients who had back pain and sciatic leg pain, declined back surgery, and demonstrated no motor deficit! It took a mean of about 8.7 months. Clinical relief with conservative treatment came about in a mean of just 5.7 weeks. (3) That is rousing news! The discs resorbed.


What compels a patient to decide on Baton Rouge back surgery over other options? The patient’s ideas about the treatment may be based on insufficient information. The time required for a patient to decide may be hurried because of scheduling when the patient is one who needs time to really think about the decision. The patient’s not wanting to distress the system, upset the healthcare provider by refusing recommended treatment. The patient’s earlier experiences with treatment options as undertaken by relatives or friends and the resulting good or bad outcomes. Choosing back surgery or a non-surgical treatment plan for low back and/or leg pain due to a disc herniation is a considerably complex decision. (4) It’s a decision-making process Spine & Sports Rehab Center understands well, that Spine & Sports Rehab Center has assisted many Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to make. Spine & Sports Rehab Center sees each patient as a special case with many outside influencing factors. Armed with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with desirable clinical outcomes, Spine & Sports Rehab Center can support that decision process, establish a treatment plan with goals that, should they not be met as anticipated, leaves the back surgery option open should it be necessary. Take time to decide on Baton Rouge back surgery for Baton Rouge back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Spine & Sports Rehab Center has helped may Baton Rouge back pain patients with Cox Technic to avoid back surgery.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. James Cox as he shares more about the decision to proceed with back surgery or not on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today for a Baton Rouge back pain relief discussion of Baton Rouge surgical and non-surgical options. Spine & Sports Rehab Center gets the frustration of back pain and is ready to help you understand the options for its relief. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is your partner in Baton Rouge back pain relief no matter the option you choose.

Baton Rouge  back surgery for a disc herniation is an option to be carefully studied before a decision is made to proceed.  
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