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Carrolltown Conservative Care Gives Back Pain Reliefand MRI Images Show it

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

Now, that’s an age-old question for both doctors and back pain and leg pain sufferers. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation ponders it from time to time and often concludes that Carrolltown back pain and leg pain sufferers do well with Carrolltown chiropractic care. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows the symptoms to look for that would indicate necessity for back surgery. Beyond those, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is experienced in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to get the Carrolltown back pain patient’s desired pain relief.
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery 

Medicine notes that back pain relief is feasible conservatively! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is excited to see this latest back pain treatment study. A group of medical doctors monitored patients with lumbar disc herniations (most at L4-5 and L5-S1). These patients were 38 years old on average, 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 to no avail before this intervention. (1) Carrolltown back pain patients at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation have read this story before…or lived it! We notice that so many of the Carrolltown back pain patients coming to the office have attempted many other means to get rid of their back pain. They just want relief now.  Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is prepared to give 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) granted enough time eased these back pain patients’ pain. They didn’t have to have back surgery. Their MRI studies even demonstrate improvement as they improved symptomatically and experienced back pain and sciatica relief. (1) Notice that the size of the disc herniation on MRI doesn’t affect clinical outcome. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation says this continuously! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 difference in outcomes. (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 Carrolltown back pain patients, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 caution their colleagues that such relief is possible and should be considered when deciding a potential back surgery if there are no indications for immediate surgical intervention. (1) Yes! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation helps Carrolltown back pain and leg pain patients when they desire non-surgical care for their pain. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.

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

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