Each year, over 500,000 people have back surgery in the US. Although in some cases it's necessary to have surgery for back problems, the reality is that if you can avoid this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. Dalton is here to make sure that people in Rochester Hills have a healthy, non-surgical option for back issues. We've helped many patients heal from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are plenty of reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and additional complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one medical study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you off the surgeon's table completely.
In this paper, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were assessed over a three year period. When the workers first sought treatment with a surgeon, over 42 percent ended up having back surgery. For subjects who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings show that chiropractic care can help you recover from back problems without surgery.
If you live in the Rochester Hills area, Dr. Dalton can probably help you with your back issues. Give our office a call today at (248) 977-7039 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.