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Chiropractic Care vs Surgery: What is Your Best Option?

Chiropractic Care vs Surgery: What is Your Best Option?It isn’t uncommon that when people feel joint pain, their first instinct is to visit a doctor who will likely treat patients with prescription medication.

But did you know that in many cases regular trips to the chiropractor might do the trick?

Seeing an experienced chiropractor like the ones at Hendrick Wellness Center is the most non-invasive and inexpensive option for those that suffer from joint pain.

It’s no secret that more and more people with joint pain are opting in for chiropractic care over surgery to manage their everyday pain.

In today’s blog, we are analyzing the comparisons of both of these methods of joint-pain treatment.

Chiropractic Care

The goal of chiropractic care is to relieve your joints of pain that is keeping you from living your everyday life normally. This option is perfect for those that don’t like the idea of taking pharmaceutical drugs or getting invasive surgery.

It is also a great step to taking care of your body as a whole, encouraging patients to also make life adjustments that will be beneficial to their bodies as they age.

It’s important to remember that chiropractic care, in some cases, could be a temporary fix to more serious problems, and it’s also important that our McAllen chiropractors diagnose your situation accurately.

With expert chiropractic care, you can expect:

  • It to be non-invasive (i.e. no stitches, no cutting)
  • Quick relief
  • Greater flexibility and mobility
  • Improves lower back pain


On the other hand:

  • It may take several visits to fully repair the damage to your body.

In certain circumstances, surgery may be able to relieve areas of discomfort that chiropractic care cannot reach, but it may come with harsher results.


Typically when patients visit a surgeon first, as opposed to a chiropractor, they are more than likely to undergo surgery as a treatment option for their pain.

According to the American Chiropractic Association, about 43 percent of people that visited a surgeon first ended up having a surgery procedure done compared to the 1.5 percent that had surgery after visiting a chiropractor first.

Of those 43 percent, it’s simple to imagine how many could have avoided the pain and recovery resulting from this invasive procedure had they visited a chiropractor first. In essence, having surgery for joint pain should be a last resort.

Surgery can be quite expensive, making it a difficult choice if you lack the funds for pre-surgery appointments, post-surgery appointments, and physical therapy. All together, recovery time from surgery can take up to a year or more until you’re functioning normally.

However, surgery can be beneficial in many ways, including:

  • Lower risk when performing lower back surgeries
  • Repair that is directly focused on the affected area
  • Maximum recovery


With surgery, you are more likely to encounter:

  • Recovery time that could take days or up to several weeks
  • Possibilities of something going wrong
  • Possible nerve damage
  • Possible loss of mobility

You Don’t Have To Suffer From Joint Pain When Our Expert Hands Can Alleviate It For You.

At Hendrick Wellness Center, every chiropractic care case we treat with a delicate touch, giving the special care and attention that you deserve before you consider surgery.

If you or a family member suffers from joint pain, reach out to our McAllen chiropractors can help you naturally alleviate your pain. Contact us at (956) 630-2255 and schedule your first appointment today.

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