The latest numbers 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 pain, the reality is that if you can avoid this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. Stern is here to make sure that people in Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many patients heal from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are countless reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and additional complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Luckily, as one medical study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you out of the operating room altogether.
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 indicate that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgical procedures.
If you live in the Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA area, Dr. Stern can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (415) 308-7636 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.