Did you know that insurers, and even some physicians, are questioning the need for aggressive spinal surgery?
Why then Is Surgery Not Necessarily the answer for back pain?
This article on backpain Middletown NY quotes the Star Tribune of Minneapolis as it reports that the amount of money insurance companies have spent on back surgery has gone through the roof! Between 1997 and 2005, patients have run up back surgery bills of almost $86 billion dollars!
Here is the problem, however , as pointed out in the news article...
"A 2008 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, for example, noted that the increase in back-care spending occurred "without evidence of corresponding improvement" in patients' health."
In other words 86 billion dollars have been spent on back sugery but the results have not been conclusive that it has actually improved the lives of the patients.
That is where a Jefferson GA massage therapist can really make a difference in the quality of your life. Massage therapy for lower backpain is very cost effective compared with the tens of thousands of dollars that questionable back surgery can cost.
Massage therapy can relieve much of the chronic pain that is associated with tense lower back muscles.
Of course you would need to consult your doctor to see if surgery is your only option. But in the end... you have to make the decision. We believe you owe it to yourself to explore your other options including professional massage therapy. The only way we will know if neuromuscular massage therapy can make a difference in the quality of your life is to contact us for a free phone consultation to talk about your options for dealing with your back pain.