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 in some cases 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.
Dr. James Ellis & Dr. Lyndsay Martin is here to make sure that people in Woburn & Chelmsford, MA have a healthy, non-surgical option for back pain. We've helped many people heal from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are countless reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one medical study has found, chiropractic may actually keep you off the surgeon's table altogether.
Research Shows Chiropractic Care Helps Avoid Back Surgery
In this study, 1,885 workers with back injuries were examined over a three year period. When the workers first sought treatment with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having back surgery. 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 treatments.
If you live in the Woburn & Chelmsford, MA area, Dr. James Ellis & Dr. Lyndsay Martin can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (781) 460-0939 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.