Georgetown Conservative Care Provides Back Pain Reliefand MRI Images Show it

May 23, 2017

Back surgery. Non-surgical care. What’s the best solution for back pain and leg pain?

Now, that’s an age-old question for back pain and leg pain sufferers and doctors alike. Dr. Butwell ponders it from time to time and often concludes that Georgetown back pain and leg pain sufferers find relief with Georgetown chiropractic care. Dr. Butwell recognizes the symptoms to look for that would indicate necessity for back surgery. Beyond those, Dr. Butwell is experienced in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to deliver the Georgetown back pain patient’s desired pain relief.
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery 

Medicine notes that back pain relief is achievable conservatively! Dr. Butwell is enthusiastic to see this latest back pain treatment study. A group of medical doctors followed patients with lumbar disc herniations (most at L4-5 and L5-S1). These patients were 38 years old on average, just the age that spinal research reports as average for back pain sufferers to have a bad case of back pain that’s been building for years. These patients hurt with low back pain and sciatica that extends into one or both legs. Many patients had already tried physiotherapy and other medical treatment without relief before this intervention. (1) That sounds quite familiar for Georgetown back pain patients pursing relief at Dr. Butwell! We find that so many of the Georgetown back pain patients coming to the office have tried many other means to get rid of their back pain. They just want relief now.  Dr. Butwell is poised to give it.

Give Some Time to Treatment and Relief 

These researchers report that conservative medical care (like bed rest and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants, gels) granted enough time improved these back pain patients’ pain. They did not have to undergo back surgery. Their MRI studies even show improvement as they improved symptomatically and experienced relief of their back pain and sciatic leg pain. (1) Note that the size of the disc herniation on MRI does not influence clinical outcome. Dr. Butwell says this continuously! Dr. Butwell posted many articles about this very topic: the size of the disc herniation doesn’t matter! Not early back surgery or conservative care for back pain relief showed any significant difference in outcomes. (2)  The average time for patients to recover from their back pain symptoms due to lumbar disc herniation was 13.6 months (give or take 5.4 months). (1) Fortunately for our Georgetown back pain patients, Dr. Butwell looks for at least 50% relief of pain in the first 30 days and discovers that 91% of our patients get relief in 3 months. (3) The authors advise their colleagues that such relief is conceivable and should be taken into account in the decision-making process about a potential back surgery if there are no indications for immediate surgery necessity. (1) Yes! Dr. Butwell helps Georgetown back pain and leg pain patients when they desire non-surgical care for their pain. Dr. Butwell delivers evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.

Schedule your Georgetown chiropractic visit today. You’ll uncover the answer to your question - back surgery or conservative care – and the back pain relief that results.