Chiropractic vs. Surgery

All too often people are getting surgery before seeking other options. Chiropractic care is a natural alternative way to get you feeling better.

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Hey, it’s Dr. Troy here. The Vancouver chiropractor.

You know a lot of patients ask me,  “Dr. Troy, what’s the difference between surgery and chiropractic? Should I do surgery, what do you think?”

So, you know a lot of patients who present with, whether it is neck pain or back pain, those are the two most common surgeries you see. Maybe a fusion or laminectomy, and I always ask you know; I’ve had a recent patient that they recommended she have surgery because she was having pain in her arm and I asked her I said, “Have you had any trauma? Have anything that like a car accident or a  fall or a hit to the head or a blow to the head?” and the answer was no.

In my mind, I think of neck pain, back pain, spinal pain, as biomechanical alterations and many of the medical professionals overlooked that. I can’t say how many times I have people who get in car accidents go to the hospital they never got touched. They just were screening to make sure they weren’t going to die and we thank God for that. But, they left with pain medications and muscle relaxers and said hey you’ll be fine maybe follow up if it doesn’t go away with your primary doctor.

So they show up in our office and they’ll be having the symptomatologies and that I can’t say how many times people said to me the doctor recommended I have surgery. There’s there’s a lot of research, there’s a lot of information you can find it on the web where chiropractic should be applied first unless it’s a life-threatening traumatic thing where you break a bone, there are fractions.

My wife even broke her pelvis one time in seven different places. They were going to recommend surgery they found out at the time she didn’t have insurance and they said we’re not gonna do surgery let’s just see if it will heal on its own. It healed perfectly on its own without the scars without the pin.

So, you know they found, research in the medical war on chiropractic, they found it that the more surgeons there are in an area the more surgeries are performed. I’m of the mindset of let’s try a conservative approach first, let’s try chiropractic, let’s see if we can get you functioning better and then you know if that doesn’t work maybe surgery is needed.

But let’s try that as a last resort because once the surgery is done you can’t undo it. The success rate for spine surgeries is not very high, it’s in the low 10-percent.  I’ve even seen some stats that say ninety-five percent back surgeries are needed to be repeated within five years. So that means there’s a five percent success rate in five years. So, if we go conservative first I think that’s the best approach.

We’d be happy to schedule a time to come see us, to see if chiropractic is right for you. Free consultation (360) 260-6903 to see if we can help you avoid surgery if possible. There’s a lot of natural, different techniques that we can use to help the body function and feel better naturally and on its own.

Dr. Troy here, the Vancouver chiropractor.