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Considerations of Watertown Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

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


There are many Watertown back pain relief plan options! Recent research reveals some fascinating findings. Let us look at 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 using Tylenol and taking powerful opioid drugs. (1) Melatonin protects the intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis (cell death) and blocked disc degeneration. (2) Melatonin accomplishes this. There’s hope for disc degeneration’s reversal. And what about this report? 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, refused back surgery, and had no motor deficit! It took 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 Watertown 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 make a decision may be hurried because of scheduling when the patient is one who needs time to really think about the decision. The patient’s not wanting to distress 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 considerably complex decision. (4) It’s a decision-making process Watertown Wellness Center understands well, that Watertown Wellness Center has helped many Watertown chiropractic patients to make. Watertown Wellness Center sees each patient as a special case with many external guiding factors. Equipped with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with desirable clinical outcomes, Watertown Wellness Center can help with that decision process, set up 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 decide on Watertown back surgery for Watertown back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Watertown Wellness Center has helped may Watertown back pain patients with Cox Technic to avoid back surgery.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. James Cox as he shares more about the decision to proceed with back surgery or not on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your Watertown chiropractic appointment today for a Watertown back pain relief discussion of Watertown surgical and non-surgical options. Watertown Wellness Center knows the frustration of back pain and is here to help you understand the options for its relief. Watertown Wellness Center is your partner in Watertown back pain relief no matter the option you choose.

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