Back surgery might not be the safest option to relieve your back pain.  If you know someone who is having chronic back pain, please consider chiropractic care and recommend Patrick Chiropractic!  Call us at (919) 790-2288 if we can help you.

How to Avoid Back Surgery: See a Chiropractor First

According to the Mayo Clinic, "back surgery is needed in only a small percentage of cases. Most back problems can be taken care of with nonsurgical treatments, such as anti-inflammatory medication, ice, heat, gentle massage and physical therapy." Accurate on face value, but missing an important piece of the puzzle.

  Of the 174 workers (9.2 percent of the subject population) who had a surgery during the three-year time frame, the vast majority were decompression procedures (78.7 percent), with 3.4 percent undergoing fusion without decompression and 17.8 percent undergoing both on the same day.

For more insights into the perils of spine surgery, read "Back Surgery: Too Many, Too Costly and Too Ineffective" at

Article from To Your Health Newsletter, February 2013 (Vol. 7, Issue 2), retrieved from

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