You asked: Can I see a chiropractor if I had back surgery?

One of the most helpful therapies used post-surgery is chiropractic care, which involves performing chiropractic adjustments to allow your body to heal and relieve pain and discomfort in the body. Chiropractic care is absolutely safe for most patients who undergo back surgery after they have healed from the procedure.

How long after back surgery can I see a chiropractor?

Although every patient and procedure is different, it’s best to wait up to 6 months before seeking alternative treatment modalities, including chiropractic care. The most important thing you can do, however, is ensure your SWSP physician is aware of your interest in chiropractic care.

Can someone with a spinal fusion see a chiropractor?

Yes…. but probably not for that area. Spinal fusion surgery is an orthopedic or neurosurgical procedure that joins two vertebrae together to create a fusion at a specific spinal level.

Can a chiropractor make your back worse?

Serious complications associated with chiropractic adjustment are overall rare, but may include: A herniated disk or a worsening of an existing disk herniation. Compression of nerves in the lower spinal column.

Can chiropractor damage your spine?

Conclusions Spinal manipulation, particularly when performed on the upper spine, is frequently associated with mild to moderate adverse effects. It can also result in serious complications such as vertebral artery dissection followed by stroke. Currently, the incidence of such events is not known.

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Is it normal to feel worse after chiropractor?

The short answer is, when you visit a chiropractic clinic, your symptoms may get worse before they get better. While this may sound counterintuitive, this is not a bad thing! In fact, it might mean the treatment is doing its job.

Why would you need rods in your back?

To fuse the vertebrae together permanently, the surgeon places the bone graft material between the vertebrae. Metal plates, screws or rods may be used to help hold the vertebrae together while the bone graft heals.

Can you go to the chiropractor after an epidural?

Can I utilize chiropractic or physical therapy after the procedure? Absolutely. I’ve spoken a bit in the past about epidural steroid injections—this is a very common, conservative treatment option for disc problems and nerve root irritations typically occurring in the neck and low back.

Can a chiropractor help with fractured vertebrae?

Chiropractic is not a treatment for fractures, but is a treatment for subluxation associated with such fractures. When a fracture is deemed stable and has properly healed, a Gonstead chiropractic evaluation is good idea to rule out any lingering subluxation and joint restriction.

Why do doctors not like chiropractors?

Historically, the medical associations have demonstrated resentment to any other community treating the ill. So first and foremost, it started out as a turf war. Secondarily, Medical Doctors don’t really understand what Chiropractors do, as they were not trained in spinal manipulation techniques.

Has a chiropractor ever paralyzed anyone?

Signs and Symptoms of Chiropractic Stroke

There have been more than 500 reported cases of chiropractic patients suffering a stroke following a cervical spine manipulation. Some of these victims died. Others were left with paralysis, brain damage and crippling injuries.

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