The latest statistics show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries annually in the US. Although in some cases 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. Blake is here to make sure that patients in Harrisburg have a natural, non-surgical option for back pain. We've helped many people heal from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are plenty of reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Fortunately, as one medical study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you out of the operating room completely.
In this report, 1,885 workers with back injuries were examined over a three year period. When the workers first sought care with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having back surgery. For subjects who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings suggest that chiropractic care can help you heal from back pain without surgical treatments.
If you live in the Harrisburg area, Dr. Blake can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (717) 657-2561 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.