Although some people are still hesitant about chiropractic, 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. Matthisen has seen many back pain patients in our Anchorage office who have been hurting for years and who are worried that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Matthisen has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky back 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 on the job, more than 42% 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, showing 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. Matthisen has helped many patients in Anchorage recover. Give our office a call today at (907) 349-4212 for an appointment.
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