Synchrony ChiroCare Logo
bttn-meet
bttn-tour

More Than 200,000 Microdiscectomies Are Performed Annually in the United States

synchrony chirocare office blog lumdisc2More than 200,000 microdiscectomies (a type of back surgery) are performed annually in the United States, at a direct cost of $5 billion or $25,000 per procedure.

60% of patients with Sciatica (low back pain that radiates down the leg) who had failed other medical management benefitted from spinal adjustments to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention.

In a recent study, consenting participants were chosen randomly to receive either an average of 21 chiropractic sessions over a year or a single microdiscectomy.

If cost is assumed at $100 per chiropractic visit, there is a direct, total savings of $22,900 per adjustment patient. System-wide, this could save $2.75 billion dollars annually.

This research supports spinal adjustments performed by a doctor of chiropractic is a valuable and safe treatment option for those experiencing symptomatic lumbar disc pain.

Patient Testimonials

  • Karen S.

    "A better quality of life"

    The achy lower back pain that I initially came in for is resolving; allowing for a better quality of life as I am no longer guarding each movement.

  • Randy C. (2)

    "The therapy and adjustments were very helpful"

    I came to this office because I was having shoulder pain. I found out that my back and neck were totally out of alignment and I chose therapy to get

    ...
  • Stephen R.

    "I have much more mobility and body flexibility"

    I have noticed significant improvement in my leg pain, lower back pain and permanent relief of my previous and constant sinus congestion. The sinus congestion

    ...
  • Harry M.

    "No longer experiencing burning feeling in lower back"

    Considerably less lower back pain. Able to sit and stand for longer periods of time than I could before starting treatment. No longer

    ...
  • Deborah W.

    "My overall posture is much better"

    My overall posture is much better. I still occasionally have a little bit of pain in my lower left side of back. I fell my neck alignment is much better. I sleep a

    ...