Considerations of Ottawa Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

The aggravation of Ottawa back pain: It hurts. It disrupts life. It does not always react positively to the best-intended care programs: back surgery or conservative. That’s the reason The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider exists. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is here to assist Ottawa back pain and neck pain patients uncover an alternative that works for their Ottawa back pain relief goal.


There are many Ottawa back pain relief plan options! New research shares some fascinating findings. Let’s consider opioids and Tylenol for back pain relief. There is no difference in low back pain relief and radicular extremity pain (leg pain sciatica) relief between using Tylenol and taking powerful opioid drugs. (1) Melatonin defends the intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis (cell death) and blocked 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 seen in all of 9 patients who felt back pain and sciatic leg pain, refused back surgery, and demonstrated no motor deficit! It required a mean of about 8.7 months. Clinical relief with conservative treatment came about in a mean of just 5.7 weeks. (3) That is exciting news! The discs resorbed.


What compels a patient to pick Ottawa back surgery over other options? The patient’s ideas about the treatment may potentially based on insufficient information. The time required for a patient to decide may be sped up because of scheduling when the patient is one who needs time to really think about the decision. The patient’s not wanting to distress the system, upset the healthcare provider by refusing 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 The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider understands well, that The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider has helped many Ottawa chiropractic patients to make. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider views each patient as a special case with many external influencing factors. Armed with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with desirable clinical outcomes, The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider can support that decision process, establish a treatment plan with goals that, should they not happen as anticipated, keeps the back surgery option open should it be required. Take time to make a decision on Ottawa back surgery for Ottawa back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider has helped may Ottawa back pain patients with Cox Technic to avoid back surgery.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. James Cox as he discusses more about the decision to proceed with back surgery or not on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your Ottawa chiropractic appointment today for a Ottawa back pain relief discussion of Ottawa surgical and non-surgical options. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider gets the frustration of back pain and is here to help you understand the options for its relief. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is your partner in Ottawa back pain relief no matter the option you choose.

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