Baton Rouge Conservative Care Gives Back Pain Relief…and MRI Images Show it

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

Now, there is an age-old question for both doctors and back pain and leg pain sufferers. Spine & Sports Rehab Center mulls it over on occasion and knows that Baton Rouge back pain and leg pain sufferers do well with Baton Rouge chiropractic care. Spine & Sports Rehab Center knows the symptoms to be alert to that would indicate necessity for back surgery. Beyond those, Spine & Sports Rehab Center is experienced in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to get the Baton Rouge back pain patient’s desired pain relief.
 
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery 

Medicine notes that back pain relief is achievable conservatively! Spine & Sports Rehab Center is enthusiastic to see this latest back pain treatment study. Researchers monitored patients with lumbar disc herniations (most at L4-5 and L5-S1). These patients were 38 years old on average, just the age that spinal research reports as average for back pain sufferers to have a bad case of back pain that’s been building for years. These patients suffered with low back pain and sciatica that went into one or both legs. Many patients had already tried physiotherapy and other medical treatment unsuccessfully before this intervention. (1) That sounds quite familiar for Baton Rouge back pain patients looking for relief at Spine & Sports Rehab Center! We learn that so many of the Baton Rouge back pain patients coming to the office have tried many other ways to alleviate their back pain. They just want relief now.  Spine & Sports Rehab Center is ready to give it.

Give Some Time to Treatment and Relief 

These researchers report that conservative medical care (like bed rest and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants, gels) granted enough time improved these back pain patients’ pain. They did not 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 does not affect clinical outcome. Spine & Sports Rehab Center says this all the time! Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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) Fortunately for our Baton Rouge back pain patients, Spine & Sports Rehab Center pursues at least 50% relief of pain in the first 30 days and finds that 91% of our patients get relief in 3 months. (3) The authors advise their colleagues that such relief is conceivable and should be considered when deciding a potential back surgery if there are no indications for immediate surgical intervention. (1) Yes! Spine & Sports Rehab Center helps Baton Rouge back pain and leg pain patients when they desire non-surgical care for their pain. Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic visit today. You’ll uncover the answer to your question - back surgery or conservative care – and the back pain relief that ensues.

 
 
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