Why do patients opt for back surgery? Pain. What conditions
do they suffer with most that leads them to
back surgery? Spinal stenosis. Spondylolisthesis. What symptoms do they want gone? Butt pain. Leg pain. Back pain. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is available
as your first stop to avoid back surgery or, for some, the last stop. For many back-related-pain
patients, Auburn chiropractic care does the trick and averts back surgery.
BACK PAIN SYMPTOMS
Back pain patients report all sorts
of painful and irritating symptoms: leg pain, numb toe(s), painful thighs, gluteal
pain. (The adage that something is a “pain in the butt” is a literal
portrayal of some back pain patients’ pain! It
is a more radicular issue than degenerative change of facet
joints. (1)) And lumbar spinal stenosis is the most usual cause
for back surgery for US adults. A study of stenosis patients who have withstood at least 3
years of suffering revealed that manual therapy and
individualized exercise excelled in helping the most patients receive
more than 30% improvement in symptoms and 20% in function. (2) Our
use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management aims for at
least 50% relief in 30 days with lots of patients realizing
60%, 70%, 80% and 90% quicker than that! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. knows Auburn back pain sufferers who would rejoice
at non-surgical relief like that!
BACK SURGERY: NECESSITY, COST AND IMAGING
Just how many back-pain sufferers with spinal
stenosis or spondylolisthesis need surgery? 0.8%. This is reported in a study of 497,822 patients! The surgeon authors of
this paper recommended doing decompression surgery without or
with fusion earlier to lower the cost
of non-operative treatment. (3) Goodness! The cost of a fusion in
2006 was $40,000 (4) and $80,000 to $100,000 in 2013, making back pain the leading
cause of disability in the world in front of 290 other
conditions. (5) [Chiropractic is reported to be just 2.9% of the cost
of back pain management. (6)] Over-imaging has added cost to the
treatment of back pain: 1 in 4 (25%) of patients who
go to a primary care doctors and 1 in 3 (33%) who go to the emergency room got
imaging. (7) And what does imaging add to patient
care and clinical outcome? Good question. There is no
correlation between MRI findings for stenosis and the severity of pain, quality
of life, depression or anxiety. (8, 9) What does boost patient
care and clinical outcome? Collaboration between physicians – surgical and
non-surgical spine experts – helps chronic back pain patients recover
in terms of pain as well as socially and mentally. (10) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. welcomes
such collaboration with you and your healthcare team! Your feeling better is our goal!
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
Listen to this PODCAST
by Dr. Kurt Olding on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. Olding shares
lumbar spinal stenosis care with Cox® Technic that allowed a woman to continue living life her way!
Schedule a non-surgical Auburn chiropractic care
appointment with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. today. Physical, mental and emotional pain
relief may be eased and back surgery dodged with
gentle, safe chiropractic care at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. where patient care is based on the patient not the MRI!