The latest figures show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries each year in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have surgery for back pain, the reality is that if you can avoid this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic is here to make sure that people in Philadelphia have a healthy, non-surgical option for back pain. We've helped many patients recover from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are plenty of reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you off the surgeon's table altogether.
In this report, 1,885 workers with back injuries were assessed over a three year period. When the workers first sought care with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having surgery for their pain. For patients 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 Philadelphia area, Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (215) 743-5330 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.