More and more doctors are turning to non surgical options to invasive, complicated surguries.
The Statistics are staggering.
There are about 31 million Americans suffering from back pain right now, which costs us about $50 billion a year on treatment. Some estimates state that as much as 80% of us will deal with back pain at some point in our lives. Back pain is the most common cited reason for missed work days, and the second most reason for doctor visits. Most cases of pack pain are structural, or mechanical.
The back is the center of all our movements, our vital organs are supported and protected by it, our limbs hang from it, and it houses the body's central nervous system. It is a complicated mechanical wonder, capable of amazing feats of strength and movement. Being such a powerful and vital component of the kinetic chain, it can also be susceptible to an array of injuries and complications. Injuries to the spine can be caused by acute sports related injuries, or simple every day movements, which can result in strains, injuries to the muscles, ligaments, and the discs between the vertebrae. Pain caused by herniated discs, bulging discs, pinched nerves, and the resulting conditions like chronic leg pain, and sciattica. Weather the injuries are chronic , or acute sports related injuries, they are often very treatable.
Alternatives to pain.
Non Surgical alternatives are increasingly being sought out by patients and doctors alike. Over the last several years chiropractic care has been receiving renewed emphasis as an effective and cost efficient alternative to invasive surgery, and chronic pain. Spinal manipulation is effective in decreasing the need for medication, speeding the results of physical therapy, and leading to a faster recovery. When combined with other advanced non invasive techniques, which help soft tissue recovery, and increase back strength and structural integrity, back pain becomes much more easily treatable. A multi disciplineary approach can help speed recovery and rehabilitation even more than a single treatment.