I Stick with Chiropractic to Avoid the Surgeon’s Knife

I was about 17 when I first went to see a chiropractor. I thought it was natural to have back pain. I had no idea that other people did not feel like this. It is not like you talk to your friends about physical pain when you are a teenager. My parents took me to an MD to see what was wrong with my back when they asked me why I was not out with my friends one Saturday. All of the exams and imaging did not show any bone problems, but a chiropractor in Orland Park IL understood that nerve impingement is not going to show up on an x-ray. Sometimes even a good MRI is not going to reveal the full reason why your back hurts so bad.

When I was in my 30s, a surgeon told me he could go take a look at a spot in my back where some minor disc damage finally showed up on an MRI. I wanted to avoid back surgery like I would the plague. Sure, I know it is necessary for some people with serious and identifiable damage. However, I have a friend who has had several surgeries and is no better than he was before them. I did not want to take a chance on what I call a poke-and-hope operation. If the surgeon gave me a percentage saying it would be a 90 percent chance of relieving the pain, then the odds would be better. However, when they tell you they are not sure, that is not good enough for me.

I get relief from my back pain when it acts up by seeing a chiropractor in Orland Park IL. It is a different one than I saw when I was younger, but I still get relief. The first one I went to see has retired. I have had a lifetime of back trouble, but my visits to the chiropractor give me relief and keep me from surgery that still has no guarantee of success.

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