There’s a presumption out there that once someone has surgery, chiropractic care may no longer be an option. Although a surgical history may change what someone can receive regarding treatment options or techniques, a skilled doctor of chiropractic can still assess if chiropractic care is an option. According to research, up to 12% of patients in chiropractic offices are postsurgical.
Chiropractic Assessment and Treatment for Surgical Patients
Because the chiropractic care philosophy is all about optimizing health over one’s lifetime, a chiropractor can be a helpful addition to your healthcare team. Count on a doctor of chiropractic to perform a thorough exam and get an extensive history with specific details about your surgery.
Here are some guidelines to help you know what chiropractic care can safely accomplish for those who’ve undergone surgery.
A Doctor of Chiropractic is Your Partner in Better Health
Chiropractors excel in the conservative management of spinal conditions. According to the Kruse study, there was “improvement for patients with low back pain after lumbar spine surgery who were managed with chiropractic care.”
If you’ve had surgery in the past and want to see if chiropractic could help you feel and move better, an assessment by a doctor of chiropractic is worth considering.
CUKC Chiropractic Health Center
Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC), founded in 1922, is a private, nonprofit, chiropractic and health science-focused university in Overland Park, Kansas. The CUKC on-campus Chiropractic Health Center is open to the public and treats patients from Kansas City’s 15-county metro area. Our goal is to provide care and solutions for a better, more productive life for our patients.