If you suffer from chronic back pain Jefferson GA, you may have been contemplating back surgery thinking that is your only option. We came across this article on the massage Middletown NY blog quoting The Star Tribune of Minneapolis. This article reports that between 1997 and 2005, back pain patients have run up back surgery bills of almost $86 billion dollars! Then why is back surgery as the only option to back pain now being questioned by insurance companies?
Notice how this was brought out ion the
“A 2008 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, for example, noted that the increase in back-care spending occurred “without evidence of corresponding improvement” in patients’ health.”
Dr. Richard Deyo, a professor of family medicine at Oregon Health and Science University was quoted as saying: “Intense pain is not necessarily an indication for surgery,” He went on to also say: “You can’t fix everything with a knife.”
In particular it discusses the spine fusion which costs up to $80,000 per operation.
"Is there too much back surgery? Yes," said Dr. John Sherman, an orthopedic surgeon with Twin Cities Orthopedics, one of the nation's biggest practices of its kind. "But it's not as dark as [Dr.] Deyo portrays it, nor is surgery a panacea for curing all back pain."That is where your Jefferson chiropractor comes in handy. In contrast with surgery that may cost up to $80,000, chiropractics is VERY affordable.
Does it work for relieving backpain? Well see for yourself as you read what our clients have had to say.
Are we saying that surgery is NEVER required? Of course not! However, you owe it to yourself to explore your other options including chiropractics and massage therapy. The only way we will know is for you to contact us for a free phone consultation to talk about your options for back pain Jefferson GA!