You can avoid back surgery by seeing a chiropractor! A new study in the journal Spine studies injured workers treated for back pain. About 2000 workers who had back injuries were researched and found to have less frequency of spinal surgery if they were treated by a chiropractor. Those
workers who first visited medical doctors versus chiropractors had a lot higher frequency of getting back surgery. Those patients under medical care were 28 times more likely to get surgery. 43% of the patients under medical care received the costly and risky surgery, where only 1.5 % of chiropractic patients did.
This is a significant finding in that many more people can be helped to avoid back surgery. This can help a patient in many areas. Not only in outcome assessment, but allowing patients to once again enjoy their daily activities. Whether you like to be able to just walk, exercise, play sports, or spend more quality time with family, chiropractic has the highest success rates of all treatment options.
Also the more people that avoid back surgery cuts the costs and risks of treatment. Some studies show that spinal surgery has under a 50% success rate. What happens to the other 50%? They still have pain or more pain than before and also the high risk of paralysis or even death. On top of that, a successful surgery is considered a patient that gets 1 to 5 years of relief of their back pain. This leads to more expensive and risky surgeries.
What about the cost of surgery? Spinal surgery can average about $50,000! That’s an exorbitant amount of money for a very low successful procedure. On other hand, chiropractic can range for treatment in the $1000 to $3000 range to gain your life back. Therefore chiropractic is much more cost effective.
Dr. Russell Brokstein of Hometown Family Wellness Center in Freehold NJ explains, “Chiropractic improves the patients outcomes by addressing the actual cause of the pain rather than just covering up the symptoms with pain medications, muscle relaxers or dreaded spinal surgery. Yes there are times when spinal surgery can’t be avoided but it should be the last resort.”
Help anybody you know who suffers with neck or back pain avoid surgery by sharing this article with them. Chiropractic provides natural and effective relief of back or neck pain to help many people avoid back surgery. If you live in the Freehold, NJ area and would like to find out more click here