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Considerations of Sitka Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

The aggravation of Sitka 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 Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka exists. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is here to assist Sitka back pain and neck pain patients discover an alternative that works for their Sitka back pain relief goal.


There are lots of Sitka back pain relief plan options! Recent research discloses some fascinating findings. Let us 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 using Tylenol and taking powerful opioid drugs. (1) Melatonin protects the intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis (cell death) and blocked disc degeneration. (2) Melatonin accomplishes this. There’s hope for disc degeneration’s reversal. And what about this study? Spontaneous resorption of a lumbar herniated disc confirmed on MRI was seen in all of 9 patients who experienced back pain and sciatic leg pain, rejected back surgery, and demonstrated 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 compels a patient to pick Sitka back surgery over other options? The patient’s ideas about the treatment may be based on inadequate information. The time required for a patient to make a decision 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 disturb the system, upset the healthcare provider by refusing recommended treatment. The patient’s past 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 big, complex decision. (4) It is a decision-making process Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows well, that Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka has helped many Sitka chiropractic patients to make. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka views each patient as an individual case with many external guiding factors. Armed with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with desirable clinical outcomes, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka can help with that decision process, establish a treatment plan with goals that, should they not happen as anticipated, leaves the back surgery option available should it be required. Take time to make a decision on Sitka back surgery for Sitka back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka has helped may Sitka 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 proceed with back surgery or not on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment today for a Sitka back pain relief discussion of Sitka surgical and non-surgical options. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka gets the frustration of back pain and is here to help you know the options for its relief. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is your partner in Sitka back pain relief no matter the option you choose.

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