Considerations of Pflugerville Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

The aggravation of Pflugerville back pain: It hurts. It disrupts life. It doesn’t always respond to the best-intended care programs: back surgery or conservative. That is why Pflugerville Wellness Center exists. Pflugerville Wellness Center is here to assist Pflugerville back pain and neck pain patients find an alternative that works for their Pflugerville back pain relief goal.


There are lots of Pflugerville back pain relief plan options! New research reveals some interesting 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 guards 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 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 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’s exciting news! The discs resorbed.


What compels a patient to pick Pflugerville 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 requires time to really think about the decision. The patient’s not wanting to disturb the system, upset the healthcare provider by rejecting recommended treatment. The patient’s past experiences with treatment options as chosen 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 Pflugerville Wellness Center understands well, that Pflugerville Wellness Center has helped many Pflugerville chiropractic patients to make. Pflugerville Wellness Center views each patient as a special case with many external influencing factors. Armed with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with desirable clinical outcomes, Pflugerville Wellness Center can support that decision process, establish a treatment plan with goals that, should they not be met as anticipated, leaves the back surgery option open should it be necessary. Take time to make a decision on Pflugerville back surgery for Pflugerville back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Pflugerville Wellness Center has helped may Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville chiropractic appointment today for a Pflugerville back pain relief discussion of Pflugerville surgical and non-surgical options. Pflugerville Wellness Center knows the annoyance of back pain and is here to help you know the options for its relief. Pflugerville Wellness Center is your partner in Pflugerville back pain relief no matter the option you choose.

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