Two weeks ago I visited a renowned doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
He had pictures everywhere of himself beside presidents, celebrities, and top athletes.
Interestingly though, he declined my offer of a picture together…
Anyway, as peculiar as some of his treatments were, I couldn’t imagine negative side effects occurring from his approach.
Unfortunately, this is rarely the case in most western models of treatment.
Often I hear people succumbing to cortisone injections for their back pain, BEFORE doing anything else possible.
Spinal injections are often the quickest route to an eventual back surgery.
But now studies are showing correlations with cortisone injections leading to bone fractures…
A cortisone injection is an extremely powerful but unnatural anti-inflammatory.
Yes, it often provides pain relief. But it is the same pain the body produced to limit harmful movement.
After an injection the patient feels able to move in ways he/she shouldn’t move…making the back issue worse.
The results of a spinal surgery are often permanent, and the success statistics are usually poor too.
Moral of the story; do all you can, as naturally as possible, before submitting to invasive injections.
Low force chiropractic care is a great way to start.
So many people avoid injections and eventual surgeries from proper, non-invasive spinal care.
If you have any specific questions, don’t hesitate to call my practice.
I’m here for you.
Always looking out for you,
Dr Josh Wagner