Every year, over 500,000 people have back surgery in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have surgery for back pain, the reality is that if you can avoid this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.
Dr. Valente is here to make sure that patients in New York have a healthy, non-surgical option for back pain. We've helped many people recover 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. Luckily, as one medical study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you off the surgeon's table completely.
In this study, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were assessed 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 mean that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgical procedures.
If you live in the New York area, Dr. Valente can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (917) 338-7917 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.