The latest figures show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries each year in the US. Although in some cases it's necessary to have surgery for back discomfort, the reality is that if you can avoid this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. Berklich is here to make sure that patients in Alpharetta have a healthy, non-surgical option for back issues. We've helped many people heal from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are many reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and additional complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Fortunately, as one medical study has found, chiropractic may actually keep you off the surgeon's table completely.
In this study, 1,885 workers with back injuries were evaluated over a three year period. When the workers first sought care with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having surgery for their pain. For subjects who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings demonstrate that chiropractic care can help you get relief from back issues without surgery.
If you live in the Alpharetta area, Dr. Berklich can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (770) 475-2225 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.