Seeing a Chiropractor for Post-Surgical Pain

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Chiropractic Care for Post-Surgical Pain

Spine surgery is a serious undertaking that often requires rehabilitation through physical therapy and exercise. As your body recovers from the procedure, scar tissue and inflammation may develop in your back. That is why visiting a chiropractor may help you find relief from your post-surgical pain.

When you engage the services of a chiropractor for post-surgical pain relief, you aren't just making your recovery more comfortable; you're also helping your tissues repair themselves for a more successful final outcome. Take a moment to examine the many benefits of chiropractic care for post-surgical pain and healing.

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Chiropractors utilize a variety of techniques to help restore movement and reduce pain after surgery. Your chiropractor for post-surgical pain may use both spinal adjustments and soft tissue treatments to help restore motion in your back, reducing your pain without drugs. Take a look at a few things these treatments can do for you.

Break Down Collagen Crosslinks

The body creates scar tissue as a natural, usually helpful healing response. However, too much collagen formation in one spot can bind adjacent tissues together, a problem called adhesion. Adhesions can limit your pain-free range of motion. Chiropractors use a special instrument-based technique called the Graston technique to locate and break up the collagen crosslinks responsible for adhesions.

Stretch Muscles and Connective Tissues

Chiropractor is doing some chiropractic Assessment to the patientMuscles and connective tissue can grow tighter and shorter from disuse. If you simply rest those tissues throughout your entire recuperation, you may find them unbearably weak and stiff once you're up and about again. This problem may seem even worse if you were largely immobile for a long while before your surgery.

A post-surgery pain chiropractor can use a combination of active and passive stretching exercises to lengthen and loosen the tissues. These stretches can help you regain your full range of pain-free motion.

Boost Blood Flow

After surgery, your tissues require easy access to blood flow so they can receive the oxygen and nutrients they need to rebuild themselves. A spinal misalignment or bulging spinal disc can get in the way of this process, significantly reducing circulation and making your healing process more difficult.

Chiropractic spinal adjustments can help you get over your pain and heal more quickly by removing these impediments to circulation. By correcting imbalances in your spinal column, your chiropractor can help blood get where it needs to go. You should recover more quickly and thoroughly. as a result.

Increase Overall Cellular Activity

Chiropractic care's ability to mobilize muscles and boost blood flow makes yet another benefit possible: an increase in your overall cell activity and metabolism. As your chiropractic stretching exercises and manual adjustments feed more blood and oxygen to your cells, the cells respond all the way down to the DNA level. Increased cell reproduction speeds up the creation of new tissue.

Experiencing Post-Surgical Pain?

A chiropractor doing some assessment to the patient who suffers from post surgery pain If you'd like to put these powerful chiropractic benefits to work on your own post-surgical recuperation, Houston Spine and Rehabilitation Centers is the ideal place to turn. In addition to the chiropractic adjustment, we can provide physical therapy, neuropathy care, sports medicine, and chronic pain management services.

With more than five decades of combined experience, our distinguished team has built a solid reputation as Houston's premiere chiropractic clinic. We've earned our reputation by treating each patient as an individual, crafting personalized, holistic treatment plans to suit their specific needs and goals.

Houston Spine and Rehabilitation Centers Can Help You Recuperate

Major surgery is tough enough to get over without common side effects and complications delaying your recovery or leaving you with chronic pain and stiffness. Give yourself the best possible chance for a full recuperation by visiting Houston Spine and Rehabilitation Centers. Contact us for an appointment with a skilled chiropractor for post-surgery pain rehabilitation.

Dr. Mark Yezak
Mark Yezak, BS, DC, is the founder, chiropractic director, and chief of staff at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers. Offering 25 years of experience. Dr. Yezak is a published author of research papers, books, and journal entries. He is undoubtedly a leader in his field.
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