Considerations of Sandy Springs Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

The frustration of Sandy Springs 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’s why Cross Chiropractic Center exists. Cross Chiropractic Center is here to assist Sandy Springs back pain and neck pain patients discover an alternative that works for their Sandy Springs back pain relief goal.


There are lots of Sandy Springs back pain relief plan options! Recent research shares some interesting findings. Let’s consider opioids and Tylenol for back pain relief. There’s 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 guards the intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis (cell death) and stopped disc degeneration. (2) Melatonin accomplishes this. There is hope for disc degeneration’s reversal. And what about this report? Spontaneous resorption of a lumbar herniated disc seen on MRI was observed in all of 9 patients who experienced back pain and sciatic leg pain, rejected 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’s rousing news! The discs resorbed.


What compels a patient to decide on Sandy Springs back surgery over other options? The patient’s ideas about the treatment may be based on inadequate information. The time required for a patient to decide may be rushed because of scheduling when the patient is one who needs time to really think about the options. The patient’s not wanting to disturb the system, disappoint the healthcare provider by rejecting recommended treatment. The patient’s earlier experiences with treatment options as taken by relatives or friends and the resultant 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 big, complex decision. (4) It is a decision-making process Cross Chiropractic Center knows well, that Cross Chiropractic Center has helped many Sandy Springs chiropractic patients to make. Cross Chiropractic Center sees each patient as a special case with many outside guiding factors. Armed with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with pleasing clinical outcomes, Cross Chiropractic Center can support that decision process, set up a treatment plan with goals that, should they not happen as expected, keeps the back surgery option open should it be required. Take time to make a decision on Sandy Springs back surgery for Sandy Springs back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Cross Chiropractic Center has helped may Sandy Springs 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 go forward with back surgery or not on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment today for a Sandy Springs back pain relief discussion of Sandy Springs surgical and non-surgical options. Cross Chiropractic Center knows the frustration of back pain and is ready to help you understand the options for its relief. Cross Chiropractic Center is your partner in Sandy Springs back pain relief no matter the road you choose.

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