Chiropractic Can Help Prevent Surgery for Back Pain
Every year, over 500,000 people have back surgery in the US. Although in some cases 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.
Dr. Mark Holland is here to make sure that patients in Hazelwood & Florissant, 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 plenty of reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Fortunately, as one medical study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you out of the operating room entirely.
Research Shows 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 care with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound 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 procedures.
If you live in the Hazelwood & Florissant, MO area, Dr. Mark Holland can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (314) 867-8888 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.