Chiropractic Can Help Prevent Surgery for Back Pain
The latest numbers show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries annually in the US. Although in some cases it's necessary to have back surgery, the fact is that if you can avoid this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. Schulz is here to make sure that people in Mandeville have a healthy, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many people recover from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are countless reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you off the surgeon's table entirely.
Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Avoid Back Surgery
In this report, 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 ended up having back surgery. For subjects who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings mean that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgical treatments.
If you live in the Mandeville area, Dr. Schulz can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (985) 809-3135 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.