The latest figures 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.
Sweeney Chiropractic is here to make sure that people in Nashville have a healthy, non-surgical option for back problems. 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 complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Fortunately, as one study has found, chiropractic may actually keep you out of the operating room entirely.
In this study, 1,885 workers with back injuries were evaluated over a three year period. When the workers first sought treatment with a surgeon, over 42 percent ended up having surgery for their pain. 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 procedures.
If you live in the Nashville area, Sweeney Chiropractic can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (615) 331-7040 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.