The latest statistics show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries annually in the US. Although in some cases 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. Linton is here to make sure that patients in Mt Sterling have a healthy, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many patients heal from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are many reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Fortunately, as one study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you out of the operating room entirely.
In this paper, 1,885 workers with back injuries were examined 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 patients who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!
These findings suggest that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgery.
If you live in the Mt Sterling area, Dr. Linton can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (859) 499-1009 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.