If you have been told that you need spinal surgery, you have a difficult decision to make. A second or third opinion is always a good idea. Chiropractic is a viable and often very effective alternative to surgery. It is cost effective too!
We have treated people who have been recommended for spinal surgery. Depending on the cause of the problem, and the duration, we have seen symptoms resolve in 2 weeks up to as long as 12 weeks. Usually within three to four weeks of treatment we will know if surgery is necessary. The most important thing for you to figure out is how to prevent the problem from reoccurring-because it can!. As you begin to improve we require that you take an active part in your rehabilitation. We begin with basic exercises that we build upon over the recommended treatment period to help you insure that you will not experience the problem in the future.
As a certified chiropractic extremities practitioner, I am more than happy to provide a second opinion for individuals interested in preventing surgery for shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee and foot problems. I have been very fortunate to help many individuals with biomechanical joint dysfunction. Unfortunately, we see many people who likely could have avoided surgery and they are often still in pain. They tell me that they wonder after having unsuccessful, irreversible surgery, whether they needed surgery at all. This usually is divulged when they are pain-free after a few chiropractic treatments.
The very best advice I can give anyone having a joint problem is–don’t wait until it is a huge problem!! Get It Checked out and Corrected!
Here are a few medical diagnoses treated successfully with chiropractic adjustments and nutritional evaluation:
- Disc herniation
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal compression fractures
- Rib problems
- Costo-chondritis/intercostal neuralgia