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Chicago 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. Chiropractic Care ponders it from time to time and often concludes that Chicago back pain and leg pain sufferers find relief with Chicago chiropractic care. Chiropractic Care knows the symptoms to be alert to that would indicate necessity for back surgery. Beyond those, Chiropractic Care is skilled in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to deliver the Chicago back pain patient’s desired pain relief.
 
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery 

Medicine notices that back pain relief is feasible conservatively! Chiropractic Care is happy to see this latest back pain treatment study. A group of medical doctors tracked 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. Several patients had already attempted relief with physiotherapy and other medical treatment without relief before this intervention. (1) Chicago back pain patients at Chiropractic Care have read this story before…or lived it! We learn that so many of the Chicago back pain patients coming to the office have tried many other approaches to free themselves from their back pain. All they want is relief now.  Chiropractic Care is poised to produce it.

Give Some Time to Treatment and Relief 

These researchers share 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 undergo back surgery. Their MRI studies even show improvement as they improved symptomatically and felt relief of their back pain and sciatic leg pain. (1) Note that the size of the disc herniation on MRI does not influence clinical outcome. Chiropractic Care says this a lot! Chiropractic Care posted many articles about this very topic: the size of the disc herniation doesn’t matter! Not early back surgery or conservative care for back pain relief showed any significant difference in outcomes. (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 Chicago back pain patients, Chiropractic Care looks for 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 share this warning with their colleagues that such relief is possible and should be taken into account when deciding a potential back surgery if there are no indications for immediate surgical intervention. (1) Yes! Chiropractic Care helps Chicago back pain and leg pain patients when they want non-surgical care for their pain. Chiropractic Care offers evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.

Schedule your Chicago chiropractic visit today. You’ll discover the answer to your question - back surgery or conservative care – and the back pain relief that results.

 
 
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