- There are 5.2 million Americans who are disabled due to low back pain.

failed back surgery

- In 2007 there were over 1175000 back surgeries performed.

- Results of studies consistently show that surgeries increase the risk of complications without improving disability or reoperation rates. Yet the number of surgeries performed continues to increase.

- One study showed that among 600 people who had a single back surgery 71% did not return to work after 4 years. Out of 400 people who had multiple surgeries 95% did not return to work after 4 years.

- 2 years after fusion surgery 64% were disabled 2% had a second operation and 1% had other complications.

Possible surgery complications include:

  • Burned lacerated or torn nerve roots.
  • Damaged to the arteries that supply the lower spinal cord.
  • Scar tissue formation spinal cord adhesions.
  • Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
  • Paraplegia or Quadriplegia.

- The cost of chiropractic care is around *3 PERCENT* of the cost of surgical care.

- Non-surgical disc decompression hydrates and strengthens brittle damaged discs.

- Chiropractic care improves motion and restores normal spinal mechanics slowing or reversing the degeneration of intervertebral discs.

- The majority of disc herniations recover with conservative care.

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