Chiropractic Can Help Prevent Surgery for Back Pain
The latest figures show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries each year in the US. Although in some cases it's necessary to have surgery for back pain, the fact is that if you can avoid this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. Bogan is here to make sure that patients in Tulsa have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many people recover from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are countless reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Fortunately, as one study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you out of the operating room entirely.
Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Avoid Back Surgery
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 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 heal from back pain without surgical procedures.
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.