If you suffer with back pain, you are not alone. Over 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their life. Many times, patients are prescribed dangerous opioids, pain relievers and epidural steroid injections Unfortunately, more orthopedic doctors are pushing low back surgery or spinal fusion. There are many risks of low back surgery which has low efficacy rates and are very costly.
More than 50% of the time, a successful surgery is considered one that gives up to 1 to 5 years of relief at which time another surgery is recommended. Each successive surgery is riskier with lower success rates.
Dr. Russell Brokstein discusses studies and statistics on the risks of low back surgery:
There are some cases where surgery might be the best option but it should only be recommended after all other more conservative treatments are exhausted. There are also times when there might be a medical emergency which surgery might be the only option.
In our office we provide a gentle, safe, cost effective form of spinal decompression called flexion-distraction
technique. This chiropractic technique, along with therapeutic stretching, extremity adjusting and custom fitted foot orthotics helps by relieving pressure on the discs and nerves.
A thorough exam helps find the cause of the pain, then we work on the imbalances that are leading to the pain. We do not just mask symptoms with risky treatments that can make the problem more chronic in the long term.
If you suffer with lower back pain and would like to avoid the risks of lumbar surgery, contact us to try flexion distraction technique. Call 732-780-0044 or schedule online at www.chiropractorfreehold.com