Although some people are still skeptical about chiropractic care, even the American Medical Association (AMA) suggests that adjustments should be tried prior to surgery--the one option that should be a last resort.
Dr. Dalton has seen many back pain patients in our Rochester Hills, MI office who have been suffering for years and who are worried that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Dalton has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky back surgery, and the science backs up our experience.
For example, in one study conducted on almost 2,000 Washington State workers who suffered from a back injury while on the job, 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 patients who first sought treatment with chiropractic, demonstrating that this non-invasive approach is very effective at keeping you out of the operating room.
There are alternatives 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. Dr. Dalton has helped many patients in Rochester Hills, MI recover. Give our office a call today at (248) 977-7039 for an appointment.
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Chiropractors, often considered alternative or complementary medicine practitioners, are primary care doctors who focus on good health through proper nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle factors. The chiropractic philosophy is based on the idea that when nerves emerging from the spinal cord are compromised (known as a subluxation), the affected individual might experience pain, disability and an overall decrease in the quality of life.