The latest statistics show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries annually in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have surgery for back pain, the fact is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. Harrell is here to make sure that patients in Tumwater have a natural, non-surgical option for back pain. We've helped many people recover from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are many reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you out of the operating room completely.
In this paper, 1,885 workers with back injuries were examined over a three year period. When the workers first sought treatment with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having back surgery. For patients who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings suggest that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgical treatments.
If you live in the Tumwater area, Dr. Harrell can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (360) 489-0635 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.