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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 back surgery, the reality is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Robert C Slater, DC is here to make sure that people in Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota 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 many reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and additional complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Luckily, as one medical study has found, chiropractic may actually keep you out of the operating room entirely.
In this paper, 1,885 workers with back injuries were assessed over a three year period. When the workers first sought care with a surgeon, over 42 percent ended up having back surgery. For patients 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 Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota area, Robert C Slater, DC can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (651) 699-3366 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.