A Common But Unnecessary Doctor’s Recommendation Could Cost You

“Knowing what I know now, I wish I could go back in time and do things differently. I was sure the doctors knew what they’re talking about, but I guess I was very wrong. Back surgery not only cost me money, but my wellness.”

Seattle Chiropractor - Is Back Surgery Really Necessary?A prominent Seattle area attorney and father of two had been struggling with tremendous back pain following a car accident. To make matters worse, he began to notice various other symptoms come into play, giving him little hope for fully recovering and living a normal life again.

“I wasn’t well. New symptoms kept coming up every few weeks that made me realize that maybe, just maybe, I was sicker than anyone knew” recalls Jeff who went from doctor to doctor in hopes of finding help for not just his severe back pain, but bouts with acid reflux, respiratory issues and irregular heartbeat. “My back was killing me and all of a sudden I began to realize that my whole life was beginning to fall apart, so I followed my doctors’ strong recommendation, something that to this day I regret.”

Two general practitioners and two back specialists had concluded that Jeff needed back surgery, and by waiting any longer, his condition would become debilitating. He was prescribed painkillers to help him function until the day of his back surgery, and other medication to control his slew of other seemingly non-related symptoms.

“I made the appointment, showed up and went under the knife. Fast forward to a full 12 months after my back surgery, and I wasn’t feeling any better at all. As a matter of fact, I was convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that surgery only complicated my problems because now I was dealing with infections, more pain, and numbness… I knew I had made a horrible decision and had no one to blame but my doctors for pushing me in a direction that frankly benefitted their pocketbooks rather than my wellbeing.”

On average, back surgery costs $169,000 and is well documented that surgery is only about 15% effective in eliminating back pain. Plus, complications after surgery are very common, ranging from nerve damage, sexual dysfunction and infections, to heart attacks and strokes. Despite these facts, however, the medical profession keeps promoting surgery as a solution to back pain relief, and for the most part, convinces patients that alternative care should not be considered as it is dangerous or ineffective.

“Back surgery should be the very last option a back pain patient should consider, only after having exhausted all other forms of treatment” explains Dr. Justin Favreau, lead chiropractor and clinical director at Stability Health Center in Seattle. “Advanced chiropractic care such as Chiropractic BioPhysics which this clinic specializes in has been proven time after time to correct the spine and permanently eliminate back pain without any type of surgery, uncomfortable procedures or medication, and it costs a small fraction of what back surgery costs.”

According to decades of research, correcting the spine and allowing the nervous system to function without any misalignments can also help reverse organ dysfunction, promoting a healthier digestive system, respiratory system and cardiovascular health. It is therefore not uncommon for back pain sufferers to begin experiencing symptoms such those experienced by Jeff, as any spinal misalignment that causes back pain can further manifest as seemingly unrelated symptoms. Correcting the spine utilizing Chiropractic BioPhysics can help back pain patients not only eliminate back pain, but eliminate acid reflux, asthma, heart palpitations and more.

“If I could go back in time, I would seek the professional care of a CBP chiropractor such as Dr. Favreau instead of wasting my time and money on back surgery” said Jeff, going on to say, “Dr. Favreau gave me my life back following my failed back surgery… I just wish I had known about the tremendous power of advanced chiropractic care before I got myself into this mess to begin with.”

If you or a loved one has been told to undergo back surgery, please seek a second opinion from a CBP certified chiropractor such as Stability Health Center’s Dr. Justin Favreau. By knowing the facts and realizing just how successful, painless and relatively inexpensive advanced chiropractic care is for eliminating back pain, you may just save yourself a great deal of money and pain.

Please call our office to schedule a complimentary initial visit and to learn more about how we can help eliminate your pain permanently and safely.