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 surgery for back pain, the reality is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. John Nowak is here to make sure that patients in South Buffalo 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 countless reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Luckily, as one medical study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you out of the operating room completely.
Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Avoid Back Surgery
In this study, 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 those who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings indicate that chiropractic care can help you heal from back pain without surgical procedures.
If you live in the South Buffalo area, Dr. John Nowak can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (716) 825-4121 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.