The latest statistics show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries each year in the US. Although in some cases it's necessary to have surgery for back issues, the reality is that if you can avoid this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. Marsh is here to make sure that patients in West New York have a healthy, non-surgical option for back pain. We've helped many people heal from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are countless reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and additional complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Luckily, as one study has found, chiropractic may actually keep you off the surgeon's table completely.
In this report, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were evaluated over a three year period. When the workers first sought care with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having surgery for their pain. For those who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings imply that chiropractic care can help you get relief from back pain without surgery.
If you live in the West New York area, Dr. Marsh can probably help you with your back issues. Give our office a call today at (201) 869-0830 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.