The study noted by the NCBI concentrated on workers suffering from back injury and released shocking data on just how unnecessary back surgery may be. According to the official NCBI website, when back pain patients saw a back surgeon first, they were 42.7% more likely to go through with back surgery as means of treatment. Whereas only 1.5% of patients who saw a Doctor of Chiropractic first required surgery. So what does all this mean? Chiropractic works! And it works without invasive surgery or habit forming pain medication.
According to these numbers, more than 98% of patients who saw their chiropractor experienced a significant reduction or elimination of their back pain, so had no need to see a back surgeon. These patients were then able to get back to work within a few short weeks or months and live a normal life again. And thereby avoided the significant risks of anesthesia, infection and possible paralysis that are inherent with spinal surgery.
Despite what back surgeons have been trained to say or do, surgery is not the only answer, nor should it be your first choice. Surgeons are increasingly realizing that a surgical procedure should be the last option, not the first. What they are not doing as much as they could, is to refer their patients to a doctor of Chiropractic for consultation instead of, or in addition to a physiotherapist. The cutting edge science of Chiropractic has helped millions of people avoid back surgery through non-invasive treatment methods – something that the medical field is not prepared to acknowledge, despite overwhelming evidence. So choosing to consult with a doctor of Chiropractic in the first instance may save you a great deal of pain and suffering.
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