Call us to set up an appointment! 609-597-9333

Considerations of Manahawkin Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

The frustration of Manahawkin back pain: It hurts. It messes up life. It does not always respond to the best-intended care programs: back surgery or conservative. That’s the reason Manahawkin Chiropractic Center exists. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is here to help Manahawkin back pain and neck pain patients find an alternative that works for their Manahawkin back pain relief goal.


There are lots of Manahawkin back pain relief plan options! New research shares 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 taking Tylenol and using powerful opioid drugs. (1) Melatonin protects the intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus cells from apoptosis (cell death) and halted 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 confirmed 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 took a mean of just 5.7 weeks. (3) That is exciting news! The discs resorbed.


What makes a patient pick Manahawkin back surgery over other options? The patient’s ideas about the treatment may be based on inadequate information. The time required for a patient to make a decision may be rushed because of scheduling when the patient is one who requires time to really think about the decision. The patient’s not wanting to disturb the system, disappoint the healthcare provider by refusing recommended treatment. The patient’s earlier experiences with treatment options as undertaken 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’s a decision-making process Manahawkin Chiropractic Center understands well, that Manahawkin Chiropractic Center has assisted many Manahawkin chiropractic patients to make. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center views 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 desirable clinical outcomes, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center can help with that decision process, establish a treatment plan with goals that, should they not be met as expected, keeps the back surgery option available should it be needed. Take time to decide on Manahawkin back surgery for Manahawkin back and leg pain due to disc herniation. It is an important decision! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center has helped may Manahawkin back pain patients with Cox Technic to avoid back surgery.

CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center

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 Manahawkin chiropractic appointment today for a Manahawkin back pain relief discussion of Manahawkin surgical and non-surgical options. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center gets the frustration of back pain and is ready to help you know the options for its relief. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is your partner in Manahawkin back pain relief no matter the road you choose.

Manahawkin back surgery for a disc herniation is an option to be carefully studied before a decision is made to proceed.  
« View All Featured Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."