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Dr. Robin L. Baker
Wausau , Wisconsin
United States of America
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I am writing this letter to thank you for the wonderful care you have my daughter, Samantha. The difference the treatment made in our lives is amazing. Her grades have improved along with her attitude. She can now read a book without pain. Before coming to you for adjustments, Samantha suffered from severe migraine headaches. She was not able to read, take long car rides, or do things we take for granted, without pain. We had tried countless doctors and medications, some worked temporarily, but the headaches always came back. Not only are her headaches gone, but she is also completely off her medication. Now she chooses to sit down and read a book, and has been headache free for months. It is so great to see her able to participated in the things she had been missing since the headaches began at age 3. We traveled a long way to come to your office, three times a week at first, but it was well worth it. I would do it again, and I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you, Dr. Borski, you changed our lives.

By Samantha’s Mom
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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.