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Considerations of Vancouver Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

The aggravation of Vancouver back pain: It hurts. It messes up life. It does not always respond to the best-intended care programs: back surgery or conservative. That is the reason Vancouver Disc Centers exists. Vancouver Disc Centers is here to help Vancouver back pain and neck pain patients uncover an alternative that functions for their Vancouver back pain relief goal.


There are many Vancouver back pain relief plan options! Recent research discloses some interesting findings. Let’s 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 using Tylenol and using powerful opioid drugs. (1) Melatonin defends the intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis (cell death) and stopped disc degeneration. (2) Melatonin does 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 felt back pain and sciatic leg pain, rejected back surgery, and demonstrated no motor deficit! It took a mean of about 8.7 months. Clinical relief with conservative treatment came about in a mean of just 5.7 weeks. (3) That is exciting news! The discs resorbed.


What makes a patient pick Vancouver back surgery over other options? The patient’s ideas about the treatment may potentially based on insufficient information. The time it takes a patient to decide may be rushed 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 rejecting recommended treatment. The patient’s past experiences with treatment options as undertaken by relatives or friends and the resulting 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 Vancouver Disc Centers understands well, that Vancouver Disc Centers has assisted many Vancouver chiropractic patients to make. Vancouver Disc Centers sees each patient as a special case with many external influencing factors. Equipped with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with pleasing clinical outcomes, Vancouver Disc Centers can support that decision process, establish a treatment plan with goals that, should they not be met as anticipated, leaves the back surgery option available should it be required. 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 Disc Centers 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 shares 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 Disc Centers knows the frustration of back pain and is here to help you know the options for its relief. Vancouver Disc Centers is your partner in Vancouver back pain relief no matter the option 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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