Lower back pain can occur on many occasions but when severe spine pain persistently remains, you better consult a professional. Finding the best chiropractor in your area is the first step toward healing.

Back pain sufferers want immediate relief and may believe surgery is the only key. Don’t throw in the towel before you know all the facts related to surgery.

With help from a trained chiropractic specialist, sometimes surgery can be avoided. You should be informed of all of your choices before going “under the knife.”  You don’t have to be one of the 20-40% of people who either experience no improvement or suffer from worse pain after undergoing surgery.  It’s possible that scheduling some regular visits to the chiropractor can save you from surgery and a long recovery, and lead you on the path to getting rid of your lower back pain.

Dangers of lower back surgery

Prudence is advised when considering back surgery. Have you ever visited a health forum and taken a look at the posts under “Spinal Conditions”? These are real-life experiences. There isn’t a better way to get a glimpse of what can and does go wrong with failed back surgeries. Did you know it’s so common that it’s widely known as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome”?

Lower back surgery risks

Another indicator that back surgeries are not always the best option is the results of a study involving vertebrae fusion. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine reviewed the records of 1,450 patients who had been diagnosed with disc degeneration, disc herniation, radiculopathy, and other common spine conditions. One-half of these back pain sufferers had the surgery, while the remaining half did not. The results of all the patients 2 years after the surgery include the following:

  • Only 26% of the surgery patients were able to go back to work
  • 67% of the non-surgical patients returned to work
  • Among the surgical patients, there was a 41% increase in the usage of opiate pain killers.

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