The latest figures show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries annually in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have surgery for back discomfort, the reality is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. Palmer is here to make sure that patients in Depew have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many people get relief 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 complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Thankfully, as one study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you off the surgeon's table altogether.
In this paper, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were evaluated over a three year period. When the workers first sought care with a surgeon, over 42 percent ended up having surgery for their pain. For those who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings demonstrate that chiropractic care can help you recover from back discomfort without surgery.
If you live in the Depew area, Dr. Palmer can probably help you with your back problems. 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.