Every year, over 500,000 people have back surgery 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. Helton is here to make sure that people in Portland have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many people 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. Luckily, as one medical study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you out of the operating room completely.
In this report, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were examined over a three year period. When the workers first sought care 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 surgical treatments.
If you live in the Portland area, Dr. Helton can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (503) 771-1974 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.