Although some people are still uncertain about chiropractic care, even the American Medical Association (AMA) recommends that adjustments should be tried prior to surgical treatment--the one option that should be a last resort.
Dr. Harrell has seen many back pain patients in our Tumwater office who have been suffering for years and who are worried that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Harrell has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky back surgery, and the science backs up our experience.
For example, in a study conducted on about 2,000 Washington State employees 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 people who first sought treatment with chiropractic, demonstrating that this natural approach is very effective at keeping you off the operating table.
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. Harrell has helped many patients in Tumwater recover. Give our office a call today at (360) 489-0635 for an appointment.
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