Most doctors will tell you that the best kind of surgery is the one you can avoid. This is especially true for back surgery since recuperation often takes months and usually involves heavy doses of pain medications. What's even worse is that back surgery has a very poor success rate. In fact, there's even a term for this lack of success: failed back surgery syndrome!
Chiropractic, on the other hand, is a non-surgical back pain option that can keep you out of the operating room and possibly get you back to health. In fact, research shows that for people with work-related back injuries, over 40 percent who first saw a surgeon after being hurt ended up in surgery within three years. That compares to just 1.5 percent of those whose first consultation was with a chiropractor.
Surgery is sometimes necessary, but it should always be the last resort. Dr. John W. Phelts, D.C. believes that a natural solution should always be tried first. In fact, the American Medical Association agrees that people should try chiropractic before surgery!
If you live near our chiropractic practice serving New York, NY, then Dr. John W. Phelts, D.C. may be able to help you recover from back pain and avoid risky surgery. Call today at (212) 286-2012 to make an appointment.
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