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Considerations of La Grande Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

The frustration of La Grande back pain: It hurts. It messes up life. It doesn’t always react positively to the best-intended care programs: back surgery or conservative. That is why Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC exists. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is here to help La Grande back pain and neck pain patients discover an alternative that works for their La Grande back pain relief goal.


There are lots of La Grande back pain relief plan options! New research discloses some fascinating findings. Let’s look at 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 taking powerful opioid drugs. (1) Melatonin guards the intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis (cell death) and halted disc degeneration. (2) Melatonin does this. There’s hope for disc degeneration’s reversal. And what about this study? 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, refused back surgery, and had no motor deficit! It required a mean of about 8.7 months. Clinical relief with conservative treatment took a mean of just 5.7 weeks. (3) That is rousing news! The discs resorbed.


What makes a patient pick La Grande back surgery over other options? The patient’s ideas about the treatment may potentially based on inadequate information. The time required for a patient to decide may be hurried because of scheduling when the patient is one who needs time to really think about the decision. The patient’s not wanting to disturb the system, disappoint the healthcare provider by rejecting recommended treatment. The patient’s past experiences with treatment options as undertaken by relatives or friends and the resulting 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 considerably complex decision. (4) It’s a decision-making process Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC understands well, that Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC has assisted many La Grande chiropractic patients to make. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC views each patient as an individual case with many outside influencing factors. Equipped with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with pleasing clinical outcomes, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC can support that decision process, set up a treatment plan with goals that, should they not happen as expected, leaves the back surgery option available should it be necessary. Take time to decide on La Grande back surgery for La Grande back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC has helped may La Grande 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 La Grande chiropractic appointment today for a La Grande back pain relief discussion of La Grande surgical and non-surgical options. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows the annoyance of back pain and is here to help you understand the options for its relief. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is your partner in La Grande back pain relief no matter the option you choose.

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