Chiropractic Can Alleviate Need for Back Surgery

Chiropractic Can Alleviate Need for Back Surgery

The latest figures show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries each year in the US. Although in some cases it’s necessary to have back surgery, the fact is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you’re often better off.

Dr. Joseph Hakimi is here to make sure that patients in Mid-Wilshire, LA have a healthy, non-surgical option for back problems. We’ve helped many patients recover from back pain without the need for surgery.

There are many reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and additional complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one medical study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you off the surgeon’s table altogether.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Avoid Back Surgery


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 ended up having surgery for their pain. For patients who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings indicate that chiropractic care can help you heal from back pain without surgery.

If you live in the Mid-Wilshire, LA area, Dr. Joseph Hakimi can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (213) 984-4575 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.

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