Avoid Back Surgery
Are you trying to avoid back surgery in CO? Do you understand the risks involved with spinal surgery?
Some 200,000 patients undergo lumbar spine surgery every year. Unfortunately, 20-40 percent of patients will fail to gain the desired outcome. In fact, 10 percent of patients will be worse after the initial surgery.
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the value of chiropractic care, cites the results of a new study as further documentation of chiropractic care as a first option for back pain relief and surgical avoidance “Early Predictors of Lumbar Spine Surgery after Occupational Back Injury: Results from a Prospective Study of Workers in Washington State,” (Spine; 12.12.2012) observed reduced odds of surgery for those under age 35, women, Hispanics and those whose first provider was a chiropractor. “Back injuries are the most prevalent occupational injury in the U.S., and care is commonly associated with one of the most costly treatments – spine surgery. Chiropractic is clearly the most appropriate first treatment option for patients with back pain, and this study confirms the value.”
With that said, if you have already had back surgery, you can still benefit from chiropractic care. Despite what you may think, visiting a chiropractor after back surgery does not have to be a cause for stress. Contrarily, it can expedite the recovery process. Licensed chiropractors are among the most experienced healthcare professionals when it comes to treating spinal problems of all types.
If you are contemplating back surgery or have recently been operated on, contact us immediately to find out how we can help alleviate your pain. We will give you a thorough examination to assess your particular situation before beginning any kind of treatment. This examination will usually involve taking a detailed medical history, doing a careful physical evaluation and taking x-rays. We have an in-house radiology lab so you will not be required to wait around the ER or radiology office to get your x-rays.