Chiropractic Can Alleviate Need for Back Surgery
The latest numbers show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries each year in the US. Although sometimes 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. Bogan is here to make sure that people in Tulsa have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many patients recover from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are plenty of reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and additional complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one medical study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you off the surgeon's table altogether.
Research Shows Chiropractic Care Helps Avoid Back Surgery
In this paper, 1,885 workers with back injuries were assessed over a three year period. When the workers first sought treatment with a surgeon, over 42 percent ended up having surgery for their pain. For patients who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings imply that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgical treatments.
If you live in the Tulsa area, Dr. Bogan can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (918) 832-7880 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.