Thinking of Back Surgery? Think Twice or Three Times!

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Back surgery. The cure-all? The answer? Not for everybody. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is the West Des Moines chiropractic non-surgical pain relief option for back pain and neck pain. West Des Moines back pain patients will think twice after hearing some of these back surgery statistics and the positive results of Cox Technic, the West Des Moines chiropractic system for back pain relief.

So how many back surgeries are required on second opinion? One study says no to the proposed back surgery for 44.5% of patients on second opinion. (1)  A second report states that 60.7% of recommended back surgeries were not needed, 33.3% were the “wrong” surgeries, and 6% were the “right” surgeries. (2) Are you ready for a second opinion of a recommended West Des Moines back surgery? Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers second opinions. If these two studies don’t make you wonder, how about this one? On second opinion for 94 patients who were recommended to have back surgery, there was “complete disagreement” for 47% (44 of 94), “partial disagreement” for 30% (28 of 94), and “complete agreement” for just 23% (22 of 94). (3) Or this one: 60% of surgical interventions are unnecessary. (4) Wow.

Research reports about back surgery seem to direct patients to second opinions, don’t you think? Back surgery is a big step to take and can be an effective one for the right patient. How does Executive Chiropractic of Iowa figure out if a patient is right for the surgery?  Executive Chiropractic of Iowa performs a thorough clinical examination that correlates its findings with any imaging that has been done. With that information in hand, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa will offer a knowledgeable second opinion for any back pain sufferer who is contemplating surgery.

So what is recommended for back pain? Non-surgical, energetic care. (4) The American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society recommend spinal manipulation. (5) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers this care in the form of Cox Technic and its system of evidence-based protocols and positive research-documented clinical outcomes. A recent article even shares that manual therapy incorporating joint mobilization and flexion distraction techniques is an effective intervention for low back pain relief and restoring disc height for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6)  

Still thinking about back surgery? Think twice. Then contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today to set up a chiropractic second opinion appointment about the recommended West Des Moines back surgery. A chiropractic treatment plan may be the pre-surgical answer for you.

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