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 avoid this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. Poelking is here to make sure that patients in Kettering 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 plenty of reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Fortunately, as one medical study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you off the surgeon's table completely.
In this study, 1,885 workers with back injuries were assessed 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 patients who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings indicate that chiropractic care can help you get relief from back problems without surgery.
If you live in the Kettering area, Dr. Poelking can probably help you with your back discomfort. Give our office a call today at (937) 299-2900 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.