Considerations of Pensacola Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

The aggravation of Pensacola 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 why Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center exists. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is here to help Pensacola back pain and neck pain patients uncover an alternative that functions for their Pensacola back pain relief goal.


There are many Pensacola back pain relief plan options! Recent research shares some interesting findings. Let us look at 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 using powerful opioid drugs. (1) Melatonin guards the intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis (cell death) and stopped 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 had back pain and sciatic leg pain, declined 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 exciting news! The discs resorbed.


What makes a patient decide on Pensacola 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 decide may be rushed because of scheduling when the patient is one who needs time to really think about the options. The patient’s not wanting to upset the system, upset the healthcare provider by refusing recommended treatment. The patient’s past experiences with treatment options as undertaken 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’s a decision-making process Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows well, that Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center has assisted many Pensacola chiropractic patients to make. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center views each patient as an individual case with many external guiding factors. Equipped with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with desirable clinical outcomes, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center can support that decision process, establish a treatment plan with goals that, should they not happen as anticipated, keeps the back surgery option available should it be needed. Take time to make a decision on Pensacola back surgery for Pensacola back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center has helped may Pensacola 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 go forward with back surgery or not on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic appointment today for a Pensacola back pain relief discussion of Pensacola surgical and non-surgical options. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows the frustration of back pain and is ready to help you understand the options for its relief. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is your partner in Pensacola back pain relief no matter the road you choose.

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