Can you avoid surgery with chiropractic care? There are certain conditions and injuries for which surgery is unavoidable.
Back, neck, and spine injuries are particularly susceptible to complications during and after invasive procedures. Sometimes surgery worsens pain, meaning there’s more surgery in your future. Depending upon the type of injury and severity of your back pain, seeing a chiropractor may be an effective and cost-effective alternative to surgery.
Healing Without Surgery or Medication
Chiropractic care is based on the two-fold fundamental principal of relieving back pain and preventing further injury without the need of surgery or medication. While conventional methods often focus on chronic pain regulation with drugs, the underlying issue is never addressed. Derived from the Greek word chiro(“to be done by hand”), chiropractic treatment looks at the symptoms of pain while aiming for the root of your injury.
Our chiropractors here at Utah Accident Clinic will focus on manual manipulation of your muscles, joint, and ligaments to realign the areas of your neck and spine that are causing the pain. Some treatment plans may involve a rehabilitation schedule that includes changes to your routine, diet, and lifestyle. A successful treatment means your symptoms have disappeared and your body is back to functioning at optimum levels.
Chiropractic Care Works
It is only sensible to want proof that alternative medicine “works”. If chiropractic is truly the science of healing without surgery or medication, we want to see some statistics to support its effectiveness. Fortunately, the data is real and empirical. According to a study in the Spine Journal, 40 percent of patients who sought chiropractic care avoided surgery.
A More Pragmatic Consideration
Still not sold on the efficacy and health benefits of chiropractic care? Ask yourself, how good is my insurance coverage? Will it pay for surgery? For most people, there will be no argument that chiropractic treatment is exceedingly cheaper than surgery. Generally speaking, about ten times cheaper. You won’t be spending any nights recovering in a pricey hospital bed, either. The average chiropractic visit lasts under an hour and costs less than $200. With regular adjustments from your chiropractor, you can eliminate the pain in your back —and your wallet — while avoiding the trauma and risk of surgery.