Back surgery should be a very last resort measure. Spinal surgery though sometimes can help limitedly, often ends up being of no benefit at all and causing a world of pain during the recovery. Common back surgeries include: spinal fusion, laminectomy, foraminotomy, a discectomy, and disk replacement. These surgeries often have to be repeated in order to see results.
Complications can occur during surgery leading to extended bed rest and time out of life and work leading to financial loss. Physical dangers include nerve damage, bleeding, stroke, blood clots, infections. Damaged nerves can lead to muscle weakness, dysfunction sexually, loss of full bladder control, and even paralysis.
With such permanent possible side effects, it makes sense to go visit and consult with a chiropractor first. Though they cannot help in every case, in many chiropractic care can make a huge difference in quality of life and pain level. If a non-surgical approach will work for you it will eliminate both risk and downtime.
Your chiropractor will examine your physically as well as take X-rays in order to determine if care can be provided and a proper treatment plan formed for you specifically.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information website, when patients with back pain saw a surgeon first, they were 42.7% more likely to have back surgery as their form of treatment. That number compares to only 1.5% of patients who saw a chiropractor first. Along with manual adjustments other complimentary therapies such as electrostimulation, hydro-massage, manual massage, ice and heat may be applied as well as natural anti-inflammatories suggested.
Patients dealing with long term back pain day in and day out often feel as if they have run out of options and that surgery may genuinely be their only answer. Even post-surgery many patients will leave the surgeons office with prescriptions for narcotics and opioids which hold a whole other host of potential health issues.
If you are dealing with back pain and are in the Southwest Florida area we would love the chance to help. Give the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. a call today by dialing 239-332-2555 or visiting www.drkasters.com to learn more. Offices are conveniently located in both Naples, Fl as well as Fort Myers, Fl.
Chiropractor in Ft Myers, FL, and Naples, FL
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers and Naples, can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.