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Dr. Robin L. Baker
Wausau , Wisconsin
United States of America

In 1995, I started experiencing headaches. I went to my family physician and went through all the routine tests and eventually a CAT scan, all which came back clear. After trying three different medications, none of which helped, my doctor sent me to a neurologist. There, I went through all the regular neurological testing with no results as to the cause of my headaches. The doctor suggested I keep track of all my headaches, from the minor ones to the really painful ones. He in turn would prescribe for me, different medications for each type of headache. Well, by this time you can imagine that I was pretty tired of taking pills and thought while this may take care of the pain, why am I getting these migraines? The day of my appointment with Dr. Borski, I just happened to be having one of my headaches and he could see by the look on my face that I was in pain. I lay on the examination table and Dr. Borski took his funny looking instrument, carefully placed it behind my ear, and pressed a pedal with his foot. All I felt was a thump, and a warm sensation, and a couple of seconds later my migraine was gone. I had finally found not only the cause of my headaches, but also relief in one simple trip to Dr. Borski’s office. When I went to see Dr. Borski, it was the first time I felt a doctor was truly concerned about why I was getting my headaches. He gave me an explanation that finally made sense to me, and used a treatment that didn’t involve medication to cover up my pain. Thanks to Dr. Borski and his caring staff; I am free from migraines for the first time in 6 years!

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Thursday 15 August 2013

Back surgery?

Posted by at 10:57 AM

Back Surgeries

Researchers reviewing the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation database showed that of 1,450 workers with a diagnosis of disc degeneration, disc herniation or radiculopathy (referred nerve pain/weakness/etc.), half of these patients had surgery to fuse two or more of the vertebrae in hopes of curing low back pain.  The other half had no surgery even with comparable diagnoses.  After two years, only 26% of those who had surgery returned to work. Of those who did NOT have surgery 67% returned to work.  More bad news:  those who had surgery showed a 41% increase in the use of painkillers, specifically opiates.  “The study provides clear evidence that for many patients, fusion surgeries designed to alleviate pain from degenerating discs don’t work” says the study’s lead author, Dr. Trang Nguyen, a researcher at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  Experts estimate that about 600,000 Americans opt for back surgeries. Let’s do the math: average cost of $60,000 – $200,000/surgery = lots of money being spent on procedures with poor outcomes.  But the insurance companies don’t want to pay for scientifically proven procedures for low back pain = chiropractic.  Not many people have 100%  health insurance coverage these days.  What is 20-30% of a surgery?  Do the math. What will surgery recovery also cost in time away from work? family? Compare to chiropractic care which consistently gives better results and is proven to get people back to work sooner with less reliance on drug therapies.