American Medical Association Publishes Article That Recommends Chiropractic Before Surgery!

surgery.jpg

Chiropractic Before Surgery!

It’s a great time to be a doctor of chiropractic and an even better time to be a chiropractic patient. It was just over 20 years ago that the AMA lost a 30 year lawsuit because of their actions against doctors of chiropractic and now they are recommending chiropractic care before going under the knife.

In an article seeking to educate the public about back pain, The Journal of the American medical Association (JAMA) suggested that patients undergo chiropractic and other conservative treLBP Vitality Chiropracticatments before having a potentially invasive surgery. The article also states that surgery should only be considered after non-invasive treatments fail.

The JAMA article also reinforces why Dr. Geoff Huls compliments his adjustments with physiotherapy. Doctors of the JAMA article explained when a person’s low back is compromised, the bones, nerves, muscles as well as the ligaments and tendons are negatively affected. The pain that a patient suffers from can come from any of these structures. This is part of the reasoning behind why Dr. Huls recommends in office and at home exercises.

Cost Effectiveness Here is an added bonus everyone like to hear. Not only is chiropractic found to be effective, it has also been shown to be more cost effective than traditional approaches to low back pain. Yes! That means that you can both feel better faster, and it could cost you and the health care system less!

Contact Vitality Chiropractic if you suffer from low back pain. Dr. Huls looks forward to serving you!

520.989.3338

References:

American Chiropractic Association. JAMA suggests chiropractic for low back pain. Businesswire May 8, 2013.

Goodman D, Burke A, Livingston E. Low back pain. JAMA Patient Page April 24, 2013; 309(16): 1738. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.3046.