At OrthoIllinois Chiropractic, the outcomes of treating patients with lumbar spine disc herniations with specialized chiropractic techniques is a big part of our chiropractic services practice. Our goal is to offer the optimal system of care when our McHenry back pain patients pick us for pain relief and return to work. So, we want to share another documented reason why non-surgical back pain relief like ours should be a big consideration... baseball players' back pain experiences.
In a study of 69 professional baseball players with lumbar spine disc herniations
, researchers compared the surgical and non-surgical outcomes. Overall, 97% of them went back to play at an average of 6.6 months. However,
- non-surgically treated players went back to play in 3.6 months and
- surgically treated players returned in 8.7 months. (1)
What got them back to playing baseball (their work!) faster?
Yes, the non-surgical treatment for disc herniation was more advantageous in returning the professional athlete to the game than the surgical. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is certainly here for all the McHenry athletes, but we’re really here for you. Could non-surgical treatment work for you? Well, your spine probably receives less stress than a professional athlete’s. That weighs on the side that your lower back pain and leg pain may respond even better. And our Cox Technic system of care is gentle, safe and effective with federally funded research support behind it.
So, contact OrthoIllinois Chiropractic for an evaluation if you suffer from lower back pain and/or leg pain due to a disc herniation. We're here for you!
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