Avoid Back Surgery with Chiropractic Care

Portland, OR Natural Back Pain Recovery

Most doctors will tell you that the best kind of surgery is the one you can avoid. This is especially true for back surgery since recuperation often takes months and usually involves heavy doses of pain medications. What's even worse is that back surgery has a very poor success rate. In fact, there's even a term for this lack of success: failed back surgery syndrome!

At Chiropractic Healing Hands For You in Portland, OR, we focus on natural, non-invasive solutions for all health issues, including back pain.

Your Portland, OR Chiropractor is the Natural Solution

Chiropractic, on the other hand, is a non-surgical back pain option that can keep you out of the operating room and get you back to health. In fact, research shows that for people with work-related back injuries, over 40 percent who first saw a surgeon after being hurt ended up in surgery within three years. That compares to just 1.5 percent of those whose first consultation was with a chiropractor.

Surgery is sometimes necessary, but it should always be the last resort. Dr. John Helton believes that a natural solution should always be tried first. In fact, the American Medical Association agrees that people should try chiropractic before surgery!

If you live near our Portland, OR chiropractic office, Dr. John Helton can help you recover from back pain and avoid risky surgery. Call today at (503) 771-1974 to make an appointment.


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