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How to Avoid Surgery for Back Pain

Although some people are still hesitant about chiropractic, even the American Medical Association (AMA) recommends that adjustments should be tried prior to surgery--the one option that should be a last resort.

Robert C Slater, DC has seen many back pain patients in our Saint Paul, MN office who have been in pain for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Robert C Slater, DC has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

For example, in one study carried out on about 2,000 Washington State employees who suffered from a back injury while at work, more than 42% who saw a surgeon first following their injury found themselves having back surgery within three years. That compares to just 1.5% of the individuals who first sought treatment with chiropractic, demonstrating that this natural approach is extremely effective at keeping you off the operating table.

There are options to risky medical procedures. Chiropractic is a proven effective and safe way to improve the function of your spine, which is the root cause of back pain. Robert C Slater, DC has helped many patients in Saint Paul, MN recover. Give our office a call today at (651) 699-3366 for an appointment.

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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.

November 23, 2015
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