Everybody needs to be aware of this spinal surgery warning! 80% of the population experiences low back pain at some point. Most medical treatments just mask the symptoms with either medications or Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI) which both have major side effects. Patients are being pushed toward spinal surgeries with low clinical outcomes and high risks, now more than ever. All these treatments are increasing costs of care.
Chiropractors (who are the true clinical-scientists of the spine in the world today) have been proving for decades the
risks of spinal surgery and has FINALLY BEEN endorsed by The National Institute for Health:
“… lumbar disc replacement should not be performed. Thus, spinal fusion and disc replacement will no longer be routine forms of treatment for patients with low back pain.”
Read the study: The Surgical Treatment of Non-Specific Low Back Pain
I covered the risks of low back surgery in a previous article: The Risks of Low Back Surgery, Avoid Spinal Fusion, Instead Try This Gentle, Safe Treatment
Pay attention to the spinal surgery warning. There are many natural alternatives for people to seek for relief of low back pain: massage therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy, exercise therapy and chiropractic are the most popular.
Chiropractors focus on the mechanics and the cause of the pain. Is the joint out of position, called a subluxation? Is the joint putting pressure on the disc? Or is the misaligned joint or inflamed disc irritating a nerve?
On your initial visit, I perform a complete, thorough exam to find the extent of the underlying problem. Once I know the answer to the above questions, I can create a care plan to start providing relief. The majority of my patients experience 80% relief within 2 months. I utilize flexion distraction technique which helps reduce pressure from the disc. This technique along with beneficial stretching, hydration and natural supplements can help you reach your pain relief goals. Give us a call if you are looking to find a “chiropractor near me.”