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Considerations of Malverne Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

The frustration of Malverne back pain: It hurts. It disrupts life. It doesn’t always react positively to the best-intended care programs: back surgery or conservative. That’s why Malverne Health & Wellness exists. Malverne Health & Wellness is here to assist Malverne back pain and neck pain patients find an alternative that works for their Malverne back pain relief goal.


There are lots of Malverne back pain relief plan options! Recent research shares some fascinating 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 taking powerful opioid drugs. (1) Melatonin protects the intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis (cell death) and stopped disc degeneration. (2) Melatonin accomplishes this. There’s hope for disc degeneration’s reversal. And what about this study? Spontaneous resorption of a lumbar herniated disc seen on MRI was observed in all of 9 patients who experienced back pain and sciatic leg pain, refused back surgery, and demonstrated no motor deficit! It required 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 makes a patient choose Malverne 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 needs time to really think about the decision. The patient’s not wanting to distress the system, upset the healthcare provider by refusing recommended treatment. The patient’s earlier 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 Malverne Health & Wellness knows well, that Malverne Health & Wellness has helped many Malverne chiropractic patients to make. Malverne Health & Wellness sees each patient as a special case with many outside guiding factors. Armed with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with pleasing clinical outcomes, Malverne Health & Wellness can help with that decision process, establish a treatment plan with goals that, should they not be met as expected, leaves the back surgery option open should it be necessary. Take time to make a decision on Malverne back surgery for Malverne back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Malverne Health & Wellness has helped may Malverne 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 Malverne chiropractic appointment today for a Malverne back pain relief discussion of Malverne surgical and non-surgical options. Malverne Health & Wellness knows the frustration of back pain and is here to help you understand the options for its relief. Malverne Health & Wellness is your partner in Malverne back pain relief no matter the option you choose.

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