When it comes to recovery; many people tend to think of hospitals and, by extension, surgeries that fix the major issues. These surgeries, however, are costly, invasive, and create an unnecessary risk to those trying to live a healthy life. Many individuals pick the route of surgery before even considering the numerous benefits that chiropractic care has to offer. In a study from 2012, it was shown that just under half of the patients who first met with a surgeon proceeded with a surgical option (42.7%), compared to a low of 1.5% of patients who initially met with a chiropractor. This statistic shows the many benefits that treatment with chiropractic care can provide. Although surgery is a viable option for some, taking a holistic approach to start is better for your overall recovery. At Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation, our team includes a pain management physician, an orthopedic spine surgeon, physical therapists, and chiropractors in Massapequa, New York providing you with the most effective treatment plan.
Aside from surgery, the rising importance of chiropractic care can also be seen in the emergence of home remedies and regimens. In a recent experiment in 2013; 272 individuals were examined over a span of twelve weeks to compare the healing potential of chiropractic care to prescription medication. The results showed that chiropractic care was more effective in treating neck pain through spinal manipulation as opposed to the subjects taking medication.
Building on its ability to heal the individual, chiropractic care is also among one of the most cost-effective means of recovery available to an individual seeking treatment. In a study conducted in 2011; 402 individuals were treated for pain in the lower back by chiropractors as part of a program run by Jordan Hospital in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This program achieved notable success, with the results being:
- Patients were treated in an average of five appointments with a chiropractor.
- All patients were treated at the average cost of three-hundred and two dollars per individual case.
- The rating of pain for the patients was reduced by over seventy percent within that time frame.
At Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation, our chiropractors in Massapequa can provide you with a safe yet effective approach to back pain. Contact us today to set up an appointment!