Although some people are still skeptical about chiropractic therapy, even the American Medical Association (AMA) suggests that adjustments should be tried prior to surgery - the one option that should be a last resort.
Dr. Messerschmidt has seen many back pain patients in our Juneau office who have been suffering for years and who are worried that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Messerschmidt has had great success in helping patients get relief and avoid risky back surgery, and the science backs up our experience.
For example, in one study conducted on about 2,000 Washington State employees who suffered from a back injury while on the job, more than 40% who saw a surgeon first following their injury found themselves having back surgery within three years. That compares to just 1.5% of the patients who first sought treatment with chiropractic care, showing that this non-invasive approach is extremely effective at keeping you out of the operating room.
There are options to risky medical procedures. Chiropractic Treatment is a proven effective and safe way to improve the function of your spine, which is the root cause of back pain. Dr. Messerschmidt has helped many patients in Juneau heal. Give our office a call today at (907) 789-1344 for an appointment.
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