Should You Trust the First Surgical Opinion?
Surgery is an invasive process which has many risks associated with it. When dealing with any type of pain, try seeing a chiropractor!
Trusting your first surgical opinion…think again
According to the well-respected, Surgical Neurology International of 183 second opinions for spine surgery:
60.7% of recommendations were “unnecessary,”
33.3% of recommendations were “wrong,”
and only 6% were “right.”
We are sharing this information with you to keep you informed, improve your health and well-being and help you understand critical health care information and how it impacts your health and your wallet. So what are the implications?
That is worse percentages than the weatherman!
Recommendations for low back surgery should not have such a high percentage of “unnecessary and wrong” recommendations.
Did you ever notice that some people won’t go to the chiropractor because they don’t think it is “safe” but will not think twice about having surgery?
According to the Ohio Bureau of Workman Compensation database only 26% of patients having lumbar surgery are back to work. However, 67% of patients that did not have surgery were back to work!
What odds do you like?
Consider safe and effective chiropractic care, Cox Technique, laser, modalities, massage, bracing, orthotics, nutrition and sensible exercise sound better that surgery, doesn’t it?
Remember health is a journey and not a destination. What you do in the practice of health care will go miles and pay dividends over time.
If you still feel that you are struggling in creating a healthy living plan, you will be thrilled to know that Dr. Galante has powerful programs that will teach you the specific steps that will help you to become and stay healthier.