The latest figures show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries annually in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have surgery for back pain, the reality is that if you can avoid this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. Richard Amodeo is here to make sure that patients in Memphis have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many patients recover from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are plenty of reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Fortunately, as one study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you out of the operating room altogether.
In this report, 1,885 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 subjects who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings indicate that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgical treatments.
If you live in the Memphis area, Dr. Richard Amodeo can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (901) 757-8311 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.