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Considerations of McHenry Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

The frustration of McHenry back pain: It hurts. It disrupts life. It doesn’t always respond to the best-intended care programs: back surgery or conservative. That is the reason OrthoIllinois Chiropractic exists. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is here to assist McHenry back pain and neck pain patients uncover an alternative that functions for their McHenry back pain relief goal.


There are lots of McHenry back pain relief plan options! Recent research reveals some fascinating findings. Let’s 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 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 report? Spontaneous resorption of a lumbar herniated disc seen on MRI was observed in all of 9 patients who had back pain and sciatic leg pain, declined back surgery, and had 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 is exciting news! The discs resorbed.


What compels a patient to choose McHenry back surgery over other options? The patient’s ideas about the treatment may potentially based on inadequate 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 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 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’s a decision-making process OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows well, that OrthoIllinois Chiropractic has assisted many McHenry chiropractic patients to make. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic views each patient as a special case with many outside influencing factors. Equipped with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with desirable clinical outcomes, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic can support that decision process, set up a treatment plan with goals that, should they not be met as expected, keeps the back surgery option open should it be required. Take time to decide on McHenry back surgery for McHenry back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic has helped may McHenry 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 McHenry chiropractic appointment today for a McHenry back pain relief discussion of McHenry surgical and non-surgical options. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows the frustration of back pain and is ready to help you know the options for its relief. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is your partner in McHenry back pain relief no matter the road you choose.

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