Rehabilitation with Chiropractic Care after Surgery
When someone suffers an injury, it is usually the doctor’s goal to treat the injury with minimally invasive procedures. Unfortunately, that is not always possible. In some cases, surgery is necessary to repair damage, alleviate pain, and restore mobility. But surgery alone is not enough. After surgery, it is important to provide patients with services that will encourage healing and promote optimal physical health.
At Texas Injury Clinic, we can assist patients who are recovering from surgery by providing chiropractic services that treat the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. This natural practice improves mobility and motility, allowing patients to restore their pre-surgical functions. Rehabilitation with chiropractic care after surgery enhances recovery for our Fort Worth, TX patients.
How Soon Should I Start Chiropractic Care after Surgery?
After undergoing surgery, most surgeons recommend that patients allow some time to pass before undergoing chiropractic care. As soon as the surgeon gives the okay to proceed with rehabilitation, chiropractic care should also be acceptable.
Our doctors will customize the chiropractic services that are provided based on the stage of recovery that the patient is in. Initially, we may focus on addressing inflammation and promoting tissue healing. But later in the recovery process we will shift our focus to restoring full physical functions and motility.
What Can I Expect?
Each chiropractic appointment is unique because it is tailored to the patient’s specific needs.
In the early stages of surgical recovery, a chiropractic appointment may consist of gentle massage and light adjustments. The goal of these appointments is to encourage blood flow and reduce inflammation to promote healing. We will be careful to avoid putting stress on the part of the body that was operated on.
As the body heals, chiropractic adjustments will focus more on placing the spinal cord in proper alignment and stretching the body in ways that improve strength and motility. By realigning the spine, we can relieve tension from the spinal cord and nerves so that the body can move more comfortably. Our doctors can also suggest rehabilitative exercises for patients to do at home to further improve their recovery process.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care can benefit patients at any stage of their life, but it is especially advantageous to people healing from an injury or surgery.
Chiropractic treatment can relieve tension and relax muscles to reduce pain and discomfort. Adjustments can also improve blood circulation and nervous system communication so that the body is functioning at its optimal condition and can begin healing itself. Finally, chiropractic care can strengthen the body so that mobility and motility are restored.
If you are recovering from surgery and would like chiropractic care to be a part of your rehabilitation process, contact us to learn more about the services offered at the Texas Injury Clinic. You can schedule an appointment to discuss your specific needs by calling us in Fort Worth at (817) 624-7222.