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 reality is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. Ellis is here to make sure that patients in Woburn & Chelmsford, MA have a natural, non-surgical option for back pain. We've helped many patients heal 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. Fortunately, as one medical study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you out of the operating room altogether.
In this paper, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were assessed over a three year period. When the workers first sought treatment with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having back surgery. For subjects 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. Ellis 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.