Considerations of West Des Moines Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

The aggravation of West Des Moines 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 why Executive Chiropractic of Iowa exists. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is here to assist West Des Moines back pain and neck pain patients discover an alternative that works for their West Des Moines back pain relief goal.


There are many West Des Moines back pain relief plan options! Recent research discloses some interesting findings. Let us consider 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 using Tylenol and using powerful opioid drugs. (1) Melatonin guards the intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis (cell death) and stopped 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 experienced back pain and sciatic leg pain, refused back surgery, and had 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’s exciting news! The discs resorbed.


What compels a patient to choose West Des Moines 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 decision. The patient’s not wanting to distress the system, upset the healthcare provider by rejecting recommended treatment. The patient’s earlier experiences with treatment options as chosen 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 is a decision-making process Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows well, that Executive Chiropractic of Iowa has assisted many West Des Moines chiropractic patients to make. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa views each patient as an individual case with many outside guiding factors. Equipped with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with desirable clinical outcomes, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa can support that decision process, set up a treatment plan with goals that, should they not happen as anticipated, keeps the back surgery option open should it be needed. Take time to make a decision on West Des Moines back surgery for West Des Moines back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa has helped may West Des Moines 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 go forward with back surgery or not on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment today for a West Des Moines back pain relief discussion of West Des Moines surgical and non-surgical options. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa gets the frustration of back pain and is here to help you understand the options for its relief. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is your partner in West Des Moines back pain relief no matter the road you choose.

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