Each year, over 500,000 people have back surgery in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have back surgery, the fact is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. Messerschmidt is here to make sure that patients in Juneau have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many patients get relief from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are countless reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and additional complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Luckily, as one study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you out of the operating room completely.
In this report, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were evaluated over a three year period. When the workers first sought care with a surgeon, over 42 percent ended up having surgery for their pain. For those who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings imply that chiropractic care can help you get relief from back problems without surgical procedures.
If you live in the Juneau area, Dr. Messerschmidt can probably help you with your back problems. Give our office a call today at (907) 789-1344 for more information or an appointment.
Keeney BJ, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, et al. Early predictors of lumbar spine surgery after occupational back injury: results from a prospective study of workers in Washington State. Spine 2013;38(11):953-964.