Chiropractors advise patients with disc herniations of the spine (cervical, thoracic, and/or lumbar) that surgery should be the last option to explore and only in the event that chiropractic treatment and/or physical therapy do not help the condition to improve.  Quite often patients become impatient with the time it takes for the body to heal naturally and resort to surgery prematurely. The failure rate for surgery of the spine and the various spinal surgical procedures is extremely high. Patients do not realize that even though they underwent a failed procedure, they may still be able to benefit from chiropractic treatment.  In a landmark study, a patient who received a failed cervical surgical procedure opted to receive chiropractic care. The study made evident that even after a failed surgery, chiropractic is still a very viable and beneficial option for those seeking pain relief and reduction in symptoms of radiculopathy.   Below is the link to the published study.
(Dr. Gary Eshanov, is a highly recommended Montclair chiropractor specializing in natural pain management. The doctor helps people with neck and back pain, as well as those with more advanced conditions such as herniated discs, bulging discs, pain due to failed spinal surgery, sports injuries and much more.  When looking for chiropractors in Montclair, N.J. feel free to contact Dr. Eshanov via phone (973-900-2660) or www.MontclairChiropracticCenter.com and schedule a consultation.)