Chiropractic Before Surgery, Says AMA

Although some people are still uncertain about chiropractic, even the American Medical Association (AMA) recommends that adjustments should be tried prior to surgical treatment--the one option that should be a last resort.

Dr. Jay Woodward & Dr. Abby Power has seen many back pain patients in our Portland and Falmouth, ME office who have been suffering for years and who are worried that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Jay Woodward & Dr. Abby Power has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

Recently, in one study conducted on almost 2,000 Washington State workers 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 very effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

There are alternatives 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. Jay Woodward & Dr. Abby Power has helped many patients in Portland and Falmouth, ME recover. Give our office a call today at (207) 781-7911 for an appointment.

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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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