Chiropractic Can Help Prevent Surgery for Back Pain
The latest statistics show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries annually in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have surgery for back pain, the fact is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes is here to make sure that people in State College, PA have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many people recover from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are many reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery 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 entirely.
Research Proves Chiropractic Care Helps Avoid Back Surgery
In this study, 1,885 workers with back injuries were assessed over a three year period. When the workers first sought care with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having surgery for their pain. For patients who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings suggest that chiropractic care can help you heal from back pain without surgical procedures.
If you live in the State College, PA area, Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (814) 308-9352 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.