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Considerations of Fort Wayne Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

January 22, 2019

The aggravation of Fort Wayne back pain: It hurts. It disrupts life. It doesn’t always react positively to the best-intended care programs: back surgery or conservative. That’s the reason Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc exists. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is here to assist Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain patients find an alternative that works for their Fort Wayne back pain relief goal.


There are lots of Fort Wayne back pain relief plan options! New research reveals 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 taking Tylenol and taking powerful opioid drugs. (1) Melatonin protects the intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis (cell death) and halted disc degeneration. (2) Melatonin accomplishes this. There is 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, rejected back surgery, and demonstrated no motor deficit! It took a mean of about 8.7 months. Clinical relief with conservative treatment came about in a mean of just 5.7 weeks. (3) That’s exciting news! The discs resorbed.


What makes a patient pick Fort Wayne back surgery over other options? The patient’s ideas about the treatment may be based on insufficient information. The time required for a patient to make a decision may be hurried because of scheduling when the patient is one who requires time to really think about the decision. The patient’s not wanting to distress the system, upset the healthcare provider by rejecting recommended treatment. The patient’s earlier experiences with treatment options as taken 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 is a decision-making process Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows well, that Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has assisted many Fort Wayne chiropractic patients to make. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc views each patient as a special case with many outside guiding factors. Equipped with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with desirable clinical outcomes, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc can help with that decision process, set up a treatment plan with goals that, should they not happen as anticipated, keeps the back surgery option available should it be necessary. Take time to decide on Fort Wayne back surgery for Fort Wayne back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has helped may Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today for a Fort Wayne back pain relief discussion of Fort Wayne surgical and non-surgical options. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows the annoyance of back pain and is here to help you understand the options for its relief. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is your partner in Fort Wayne back pain relief no matter the option you choose.

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