To prepare the reader for this blog, I will take you back to an earlier blog commenting on the cost benefit of trying chiropractic care first before having spinal surgery. In my June 28th 2011 blog, I detailed several credible studies that when considered as a whole, demonstrated a 15 BILLION dollar savings annually by having patients try chiropractic care first. I would encourage the reader to tap on the link to that article as well as a second blog dated August 3, 2011 regarding an additional 3 billion dollar savings by trying Vertebral Axial Decompression therapy before surgery if chiropractic care wasn’t successful.
On any given day, 6.5 million people are bedridden because of back pain. One of the most common is disc problems; injured, bulging, herniated or degenerative discs can create severe low back or leg pain from irritation to roots of the sciatic nerve. Pressure on these injured discs, even from daily activities, can lead to more bulging and irritation.