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Dr. Robin L. Baker
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Testimonials

I recently went through somewhat of a traumatic time in my life. I started having severe pain in the right side of my head and extending down to my shoulder. I went to the clinic to find out the cause and hopefully the solution. I was seen by four different physicians and two specialists. During these six weeks I was prescribed several types of drugs and diagnosed for many problems, something different each time. I had blood work, CT scans and a MRI, all showing nothing wrong. I was in a great deal of pain and very frustrated with the medical field as to why they could not help me. I could not work and I sat home all day terrified of when my next headache would be. My good fortune came when I found out that the person who did my MRI had my same symptoms a year before. She told me about Drs. Baker and Borski and how they had helped her. I was hesitant to go to a Chiropractor but I was at my wits end and was willing to listen to anyone who really cared about my getting better. I made the appointment the next morning and after I met with Dr. Baker for a consultation, I was pleased with what I heard. I was still a bit unsure if this could help me, but encouraged also. I went back in on Monday for Dr. Borski to adjust me. By far the best medical decision I have ever made. I had small headaches for about the next 2 days, but nothing like what I had been through the previous weeks. From that Wednesday on I have not even had a hint of a headache and have not taken any drugs, which by the way were tearing my insides up. I want to thank Dr. Baker and Dr. Borski as well as their staff. I can only say that I wish I would have found you earlier and I feel fortunate that I found you at all, as I truly believe that medical doctors would still be trying to cover up my pain with drugs, unsuccessfully. I have and will continue to tell everyone I hear that has pain like I did to locate an Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor. Thank you again.

By Mike
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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.