Until recently, individuals suffering from chronic neck pain, back pain, or spinal conditions would undergo invasive spinal surgery as a first course of action. Fortunately, advances in the field of alternative medicine have led to the development of a number of effective yet non-invasive treatment options. Keep reading to learn why you should contact a chiropractor before turning to spinal surgery.
Why Physicians Suggest Surgery
Most spine doctors and spinal surgeons will recommend open surgery when conventional treatment methods such as joint injections, nerve blocks, and medications are unsuccessful. This is not unusual, as most medications only work to cover up the symptoms rather than target the underlying cause of pain. Unfortunately, some spine doctors are quick to suggest invasive surgery without considering the benefits of alternative modalities such as chiropractic care and massage therapy.
Risks Associated with Spinal Surgery
Spinal surgery is associated with a number of complications and health risks including but not limited to uncontrolled bleeding, postoperative infection, deep vein thrombosis or blood clots, sepsis, nerve damage, and failed back surgery syndrome.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care focuses on treating various neuro-musculoskeletal and general health issues without the use of prescription drugs or surgery. Instead, chiropractic care utilizes adjustments and manipulation to lessen or eliminate spinal conditions, as well as conditions affecting the nervous system. Some of the most common treatment methods used include traction, strength training, exercise therapy, massage therapy, and table adjustments. These treatment modalities can be used to alleviate chronic back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, headaches, scoliosis, and sciatica.
Don’t increase the risk of further health complications by turning to spinal surgery. Let our chiropractors with Peterson Chiropractic diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your back pain by contacting our New York City office at (212) 242-3210. We are your number-one resource for comprehensive chiropractic care.