Oftentimes, Cox Technic is the non-surgical alternative to back surgery. Surgery may offer faster relief for some, but it is not proven to have superior results in the longer term. Surgery alters the spine by removing spinal material. Surgery often places stress on the spinal segments above and below the surgical site. Cox Technic may be helpful after surgery, but can often help you avoid back surgery. Surgery is required for a limited number of patients and often done for pain relief.
Studies to consider that report on long-term (10 years) post care that show successes:
- 69% surgical care vs 61% chiropractic care for sciatica (leg pain) due to a lumbar spine disc herniation Link
- 53% surgical care vs 50% chiropractic care for lumbar spine stenosis Link
A trial of non-surgical care may well be warranted at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic prior to a surgical intervention.
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