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. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC ponders it from time to time and often concludes
that La Grande back pain and leg pain sufferers find relief
with La Grande chiropractic care
. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC recognizes
the symptoms to be alert to that would send a patient to back surgery. Beyond those, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is experienced
in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to deliver the
pain relief our La Grande chiropractic patients long for.
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery
Medicine notes that back pain relief is viable
conservatively! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC 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 hurt with low back
pain and sciatica that went into one or both legs. Many
patients had previously tried physiotherapy
and other medical treatment unsuccessfully
before this intervention. (1) That sounds quite familiar for
La Grande back pain patients looking for relief at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC! We notice
that so many of the La Grande back pain patients seeking care at
this chiropractic office have attempted many other ways
to alleviate their back pain. All they
want is relief now. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is prepared
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) granted enough time helped
these back pain patients’ pain. They didn’t have to go
through back surgery. Their MRI studies even show
improvement as they improved symptomatically and felt back
pain and sciatica relief. (1)
Notice that the size of the disc herniation on MRI does not
affect clinical outcome. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC says this all
the time! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC has written
many posts 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 recover
from their back pain symptoms due to lumbar disc herniation was 13.6 months
(give or take 5.4 months). (1) Lucky
for our La Grande back pain patients, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC seeks 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 conceivable and should be considered
when deciding a potential back surgery if there are no indications
for immediate surgical intervention. (1) Yes!
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC helps La Grande back pain and leg pain patients when
they want non-surgical care for their pain. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC delivers
evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.
Schedule your La Grande chiropractic visit today.
You’ll uncover the answer to your question - back surgery
or conservative care – and the back pain relief that ensues.