The latest statistics show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries annually in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have back surgery, the fact is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. Michael Delson is here to make sure that people in Springfield, MA have a healthy, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many patients recover from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are countless reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Fortunately, as one study has found, chiropractic may actually keep you off the surgeon's table completely.
In this study, 1,885 workers with back injuries were assessed over a three year period. When the workers first sought care with a surgeon, over 42 percent ended up having back surgery. For patients who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings mean that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgical treatments.
If you live in the Springfield, MA area, Dr. Michael Delson can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (413) 788-4464 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.