AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Surgery

Although some people are still hesitant about chiropractic, 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.

First Choice Chiropractic & Rehab has seen many back pain patients in our Aloha, Beaverton office who have been suffering for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. First Choice Chiropractic & Rehab has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

Recently, in one study conducted on about 2,000 Washington State workers who suffered from a back injury while on the job, more than 42% 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, proving that this non-invasive approach is extremely effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

There are options 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. First Choice Chiropractic & Rehab has helped many patients in Aloha, Beaverton recover. Give our office a call today at (503) 642-2845 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.

August 17, 2016
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