The latest statistics 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 pain, the fact is that if you can avoid this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. Szilagyi is here to make sure that people in Harleysville, PA have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many patients recover from back pain without the need for surgery.
There are countless reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Luckily, as one medical study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you out of the operating room altogether.
In this study, 1,885 workers with back injuries were examined over a three year period. When the workers first sought treatment 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 indicate that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgical treatments.
If you live in the Harleysville, PA area, Dr. Szilagyi can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (215) 256-4345 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.