Chiropractic Can Help Prevent Surgery for Back Pain
Each year, over 500,000 people have back surgery in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have back surgery, the reality is that if you can avoid this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. Holland is here to make sure that people in St. Louis, MO have a healthy, non-surgical option for back pain. 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 an acceptable scenario. Fortunately, as one study has found, chiropractic may actually keep you off the surgeon's table completely.
Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Avoid Back Surgery
In this study, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were assessed 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 heal from back pain without surgical treatments.
If you live in the St. Louis, MO area, Dr. Holland can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (314) 588-9100 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.