The latest statistics show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries annually in the US. Although sometimes 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. Mark Holland is here to make sure that patients in North County St. Louis, MO have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many patients recover from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are many reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and additional complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Fortunately, as one medical study has found, chiropractic may actually keep you off the surgeon's table completely.
In this report, about 1,900 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 surgery for their pain. For those 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 North County St. Louis, 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.