Although some people are still uncertain about chiropractic care, even the American Medical Association (AMA) suggests that adjustments should be tried prior to surgical treatment--the one option that should be a last resort.
Dr. Ernst has seen many back pain patients in our Arlington, WA office who have been in pain for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Ernst has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky surgery, and the science backs up our experience.
For example, in one study conducted on about 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 individuals who first sought treatment with chiropractic, demonstrating that this non-invasive approach is extremely effective at keeping you off the operating table.
There are options 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. Ernst has helped many patients in Arlington, WA recover. Give our office a call today at (360) 659-8464 for an appointment.
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