Although some people are still skeptical about chiropractic therapy, 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. Scharf has seen many back pain patients in our Parkland office who have been in pain for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Scharf has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky back surgery, and the science backs up our experience.
For example, in one study conducted on nearly 2,000 Washington State workers who suffered from a back injury while at work, more than 42% who saw a surgeon first following their injury found themselves having back surgery within three years. That compares to just 1.5% of the people who first sought treatment with chiropractic care, showing that this natural approach is very effective at keeping you out of the operating room.
There are options to risky medical procedures. Chiropractic Adjustments is a proven effective and safe way to improve the function of your spine, which is the root cause of back pain. Dr. Scharf has helped many patients in Parkland heal. Give our office a call today at (954) 227-0088 for an appointment.
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