Every year, over 500,000 people have back surgery 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. Palmer is here to make sure that people in Depew 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 procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and additional complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Luckily, as one study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you out of the operating room altogether.
In this paper, 1,885 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 subjects who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings indicate that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgical procedures.
If you live in the Depew area, Dr. Palmer can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (716) 668-2225 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.