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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"I've Had Spinal Surgery. Can Chiropractic Help Me Now?"

We get a lot of questions about spinal surgery and whether or not chiropractic can help a patient who still suffers from low back pain following their surgery.

Most of the time with patients who have had previous spinal surgery and still have back pain chiropractic can help! A recent study published in the Journal of Manipulate Therapy (J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2011 Jul-Aug;34(6):408-12.) found that patients who had a "failed back surgery" received significant relief in pain with chiropractic care with no adverse effects.

The doctors at Christopher Chiropractic have experience with managing many patients who have had previous spinal surgery. They take great care to make sure that each and every patient's treatment is tailored specifically to their spine and their needs by using low force instrument adjusting and none rotational techniques.

With patients who have had spinal surgery in the past it is important for the chiropractors do a few things for the patient before care begins including: a complete medical history with review of past records, review of imaging and surgical notes, a current spinal examination, and current imaging. Imaging is necessary with a patient who has had a previous spinal surgery especially if no recent pictures have been taken of the spine, there has been a recent accident or trauma to the spine, or there is hardware in the spine from the surgery.

If you have had back surgery and still suffer from pain or if you just have back pain and wonder if chiropractic can benefit you call (606) 549-4811 today to schedule your appointment or speak with one of our doctors about care.

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