The latest figures show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries each year in the US. Although in some cases 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. Green is here to make sure that patients in Estero, Bonita Springs have a healthy, non-surgical option for back pain. We've helped many people get relief from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are many reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and additional complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Thankfully, as one study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you out of the operating room altogether.
In this study, 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 wound up having surgery for their pain. For subjects who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings imply that chiropractic care can help you recover from back issues without surgical procedures.
If you live in the Estero, Bonita Springs area, Dr. Green can probably help you with your back discomfort. Give our office a call today at (239) 495-1166 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.