By Dr. Tim Leasenby
Yes, absolutely! Research has in fact demonstrated again and again that Chiropractic care is hands down (pardon the pun) the very best treatment for lower back pain, including pain from injured discs.
A research project conducted in 2011 looked at two large groups of people with herniated lumbar discs. One group went to Doctors of Chiropractic as their first choice for treatment while the second group went directly to a surgeon.
In the group that initiated care with surgeons 42% had surgery for their disc problem. How many in the chiropractic patient group had surgery? The answer is only 1.5%! That's 15 out of every 1000 patients compared to 420 in the surgeons' group. Which group do you want to be in?
This demonstrates how effective chiropractic treatment is compared to modern surgery. Also the cost of chiropractic for disc care is about 90 to 95% cheaper! Now add to this that chiropractic care is so much safer, and you have a "no brainer" decision.