Considerations of Vancouver Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

The aggravation of Vancouver back pain: It hurts. It messes up life. It doesn’t always respond to the best-intended care programs: back surgery or conservative. That’s the reason Vancouver Spine Care Centre exists. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is here to assist Vancouver back pain and neck pain patients find an alternative that functions for their Vancouver back pain relief goal.


There are lots of Vancouver back pain relief plan options! Recent research reveals some interesting findings. Let us consider opioids and Tylenol for back pain relief. There’s 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 defends the intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis (cell death) and halted disc degeneration. (2) Melatonin does this. There’s hope for disc degeneration’s reversal. And what about this study? Spontaneous resorption of a lumbar herniated disc confirmed on MRI was seen in all of 9 patients who had back pain and sciatic leg pain, rejected 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 compels a patient to decide on Vancouver 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 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, disappoint the healthcare provider by refusing recommended treatment. The patient’s past experiences with treatment options as taken by relatives or friends and the resultant 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 Vancouver Spine Care Centre understands well, that Vancouver Spine Care Centre has helped many Vancouver chiropractic patients to make. Vancouver Spine Care Centre sees 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 pleasing clinical outcomes, Vancouver Spine Care Centre can help with that decision process, set up a treatment plan with goals that, should they not happen as anticipated, leaves the back surgery option available should it be necessary. Take time to make a decision on Vancouver back surgery for Vancouver back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Vancouver Spine Care Centre has helped may Vancouver 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 proceed with back surgery or not on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment today for a Vancouver back pain relief discussion of Vancouver surgical and non-surgical options. Vancouver Spine Care Centre gets the frustration of back pain and is here to help you know the options for its relief. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is your partner in Vancouver back pain relief no matter the road you choose.

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