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Considerations of Nashua Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

January 22, 2019

The aggravation of Nashua back pain: It hurts. It messes up life. It doesn’t always react positively to the best-intended care programs: back surgery or conservative. That’s the reason Moriarty Chiropractic exists. Moriarty Chiropractic is here to help Nashua back pain and neck pain patients discover an alternative that functions for their Nashua back pain relief goal.


There are many Nashua back pain relief plan options! New research reveals some interesting findings. Let’s look at 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 halted disc degeneration. (2) Melatonin accomplishes this. There is 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, rejected back surgery, and had 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 compels a patient to choose Nashua 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 make a decision may be sped up because of scheduling when the patient is one who needs time to really think about the decision. The patient’s not wanting to upset 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 big, complex decision. (4) It is a decision-making process Moriarty Chiropractic understands well, that Moriarty Chiropractic has assisted many Nashua chiropractic patients to make. Moriarty Chiropractic views each patient as an individual case with many external influencing factors. Armed with knowledge of the spine, of disc conditions, of the research-supported treatment options with desirable clinical outcomes, Moriarty Chiropractic can help with that decision process, establish a treatment plan with goals that, should they not happen as anticipated, leaves the back surgery option open should it be needed. Take time to make a decision on Nashua back surgery for Nashua back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Moriarty Chiropractic has helped may Nashua back pain patients with Cox Technic to avoid back surgery.

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

Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment today for a Nashua back pain relief discussion of Nashua surgical and non-surgical options. Moriarty Chiropractic knows the annoyance of back pain and is here to help you know the options for its relief. Moriarty Chiropractic is your partner in Nashua back pain relief no matter the option you choose.

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