Surgery and Chiropractic Care
Can patients who have had surgery receive chiropractic treatment? Most of the time the answer is yes! Most surgical procedures such as an appendectomy or having a gallbladder removed require a certain amount of time for healing before chiropractic care can start or resume. Most patients who have had surgeries of the spine can even receive chiropractic treatment after the allotted amount of time of healing has passed.
When a patient that has had surgery presents for treatment at our office there are several steps we will take to make sure they are a chiropractic case. A detailed exam will be done and possibly a set of x-rays will be taken. Old doctor’s notes or x-ray/MRI films may be requested as well. Treatment can sometimes be done to the post-surgical area or if we need to, we can adjust the spine above and below the post-surgical area of the spine.
Typically we get very good results with patients that have had surgery in the past. When necessary, a conservative approach like chiropractic care should be encouraged before undergoing an invasive procedure like surgery.
Did you know?
– WebMD.com has reported the following facts about chiropractic care:
*Chiropractic care cut the cost of treating back pain by 28%.
*Chiropractic care reduced hospitalizations among back pain patients by 41%.
*Chiropractic care reduced back surgeries by 32%.
*Chiropractic care reduced the cost of medical imaging, such as X-rays or MRIs, by 37%.
Have a wonderful day! God Bless.
Dr. Ryan Marshall, D.C.