If you are experiencing chronic back pain from an old injury or other condition, it might feel like surgery is the only way out. Maybe you’ve tried medications and physical therapy with less-than-optimal side effects and lackluster results. We’re here to tell you, surgery is a major decision and you should be sure it is the right path for you. If you haven’t tried chiropractic yet, we urge you to give it a try before surgery. Often, just a few appointments can have dramatic effects. And the best part? It’s non-invasive.
Here’s why you should try chiropractic before surgery.
- The AMA (American Medical Association) recommends patients should try chiropractic adjustments before back surgery.
- In a study of 2,000 Washington State employees who suffered from a back injury at work, more than 40% who saw a surgeon first ended up having back surgery within three years. Only 1.5% of the patients who went to a chiropractor first ended up have surgery in three years.
- Surgery does not always work. And even if it does, you need to think about what your recovery time will look like. Strong drugs to help with post-surgery pain relief, mobility issues, time away from work and family and the things you love to do, are some of the downsides to surgery.
- Chiropractic should be your first line of defense against musculoskeletal pain. Your Bend chiropractor will work to find the root cause of your pain and treat your total body health, without drugs or invasive procedures.
If you are suffering from back pain and considering surgery, give your Bend chiropractor a call first. Let us take a look at your spine and listen to your story. There could very well be a path to health that does not involve an operating table.