Every year, over 500,000 people have back surgery in the US. Although sometimes 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. Michael Chanatry is here to make sure that people in Jacksonville, FL have a healthy, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many patients 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 a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one study has found, chiropractic may actually keep you off the surgeon's table altogether.
In this report, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were evaluated over a three year period. When the workers first sought treatment with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having surgery for their pain. For those 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 surgery.
If you live in the Jacksonville, FL area, Dr. Michael Chanatry can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (904) 743-6700 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.