Although some people are still uncertain 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.
Dr. Helton has seen many back pain patients in our Portland office who have been suffering for years and who are worried that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Helton has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky back surgery, and the science backs up our experience.
Recently, in a study carried out on almost 2,000 Washington State workers who suffered from a back injury while on the job, 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 individuals who first sought treatment with chiropractic care, showing that this non-invasive 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. Dr. Helton has helped many patients in Portland recover. Give our office a call today at (503) 771-1974 for an appointment.
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