Chiropractic Can Alleviate Need for Back Surgery
The latest numbers show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries each year in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have back surgery, the fact is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. Baker is here to make sure that patients in Parma have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many people heal from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are plenty of reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Fortunately, as one study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you off the surgeon's table entirely.
Research Supports Chiropractic Care Helps Avoid Back Surgery
In this paper, 1,885 workers with back injuries were examined over a three year period. When the workers first sought treatment with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having back surgery. For patients who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings suggest that chiropractic care can help you heal from back pain without surgical procedures.
If you live in the Parma area, Dr. Baker can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (440) 888-6979 for more information or an appointment.
Keeney BJ, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, et al. Early predictors of lumbar spine surgery after occupational back injury: results from a prospective study of workers in Washington State. Spine 2013;38(11):953-964.