Chiropractic Before Surgery, Says AMA

Although some people are still hesitant about chiropractic, even the American Medical Association (AMA) suggests that adjustments should be tried prior to surgical treatment--the one option that should be a last resort.

Chiropractic Healing Hands For You has seen many back pain patients in our Portland office who have been hurting for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Chiropractic Healing Hands For You has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

For example, in one study carried out on almost 2,000 Washington State workers who suffered from a back injury while at work, more than 40% who saw a surgeon first following their injury found themselves having back surgery within three years. That compares to just 1.5% of the patients who first sought treatment with chiropractic care, proving that this natural approach is very effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

There are alternatives to risky medical procedures. Chiropractic is a proven effective and safe way to improve the function of your spine, which is the root cause of back pain. Chiropractic Healing Hands For You has helped many patients in Portland recover. Give our office a call today at (503) 771-1974 for an appointment.

Goodman DM, Burke AE, Livingston. Low Back Pain. The Journal of the American Medical Association 2013;309(16);1738.

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.

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