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AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Surgery

Posted on February 6th, 2017 by Dr. Gloria Adkins

Although some people are still skeptical about chiropractic, 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. Gloria Adkins has seen many back pain patients in our West Seattle, WA office who have been in pain for years and who are worried that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Gloria Adkins has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

For example, in a study conducted on almost 2,000 Washington State employees who suffered from a back injury while at work, 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 people who first sought treatment with chiropractic care, demonstrating that this non-invasive approach is very effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

There are alternatives to risky medical procedures. Chiropractic is a proven effective and safe way to improve the function of your spine, which is the root cause of back pain. Dr. Gloria Adkins has helped many patients in West Seattle, WA recover. Give our office a call today at (206) 258-4886 for an appointment.

Goodman DM, Burke AE, Livingston. Low Back Pain. The Journal of the American Medical Association 2013;309(16);1738.

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.

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