Sandy Springs Conservative Care Provides 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 both doctors and back pain and leg pain sufferers. Cross Chiropractic Center ponders it on occasion and often concludes that Sandy Springs back pain and leg pain sufferers do well with Sandy Springs chiropractic care. Cross Chiropractic Center recognizes the symptoms to be alert to that would send a patient to back surgery. Beyond those, Cross Chiropractic Center is skilled in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to produce the pain relief our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients are seeking.
 
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery 

Medicine notices that back pain relief is achievable non—surgicall! Cross Chiropractic Center is enthusiastic to see this latest back pain treatment study. Researchers followed patients with lumbar disc herniations (most at L4-5 and L5-S1). These patients averaged 38 years old, 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 extends into one or both legs. Several patients had already attempted relief with physiotherapy and other medical treatment unsuccessfully before this intervention. (1) Sandy Springs back pain patients at Cross Chiropractic Center have heard this story before…or lived it! We learn that so many of the Sandy Springs back pain patients coming to the office have attempted many other tactics to alleviate their back pain. They just want relief now.  Cross Chiropractic Center is ready 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) given 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 felt relief of their back pain and sciatic leg pain. (1) Notice that the size of the disc herniation on MRI does not influence clinical outcome. Cross Chiropractic Center says this all the time! Cross Chiropractic 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 Sandy Springs back pain patients, Cross Chiropractic Center looks for 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 conceivable 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! Cross Chiropractic Center helps Sandy Springs back pain and leg pain patients when they desire non-surgical care for their pain. Cross Chiropractic Center offers evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.

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

 
 
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