Ottawa Conservative Care Delivers Back Pain Relief…and MRI Images Show it

Back surgery. Non-surgical care. What’s best for back pain and leg pain?

Now, there is an age-old question for both doctors and back pain and leg pain sufferers. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider ponders it from time to time and knows that Ottawa back pain and leg pain sufferers do well with Ottawa chiropractic care. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider recognizes the symptoms to look for that would indicate necessity for back surgery. Beyond those, The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is skilled in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to deliver the Ottawa back pain patient’s desired pain relief.
 
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery 

Medicine notices that back pain relief is viable conservatively! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is excited to see this latest back pain treatment study. Researchers 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 went into one or both legs. Many patients had already tried physiotherapy and other medical treatment without relief before this intervention. (1) Ottawa back pain patients at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider have read this story before…or lived it! We learn that so many of the Ottawa back pain patients coming to the office have tried many other approaches to get rid of their back pain. They just want relief now.  The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is ready to give it.

Give Some Time to Treatment and Relief 

These researchers report that conservative medical care (like bed rest and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants, gels) allowed 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 felt back pain and sciatica relief. (1) Note that the size of the disc herniation on MRI does not influence clinical outcome. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider says this a lot! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider 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 recuperate from their back pain symptoms due to lumbar disc herniation was 13.6 months (give or take 5.4 months). (1) Fortunately for our Ottawa back pain patients, The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider 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 conceivable and should be taken into account in the decision-making process about whether to do back surgery if there are no indications for immediate surgery necessity. (1) Yes! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider helps Ottawa back pain and leg pain patients when they want non-surgical care for their pain. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider offers evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.

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

 
 
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