What To Do If Your Back Surgery Fails

There’s just no way to deny the fact that surgery, on your back or anywhere else, is fraught with risks and complications. I’m not shunning the idea of surgery altogether at all; surgery can be used to vastly improve a person’s overall quality of life by putting an end to, or at least seriously reducing, any persistent physical pain they may be feeling as the result of an injury or other chronic condition. Still, it can’t be ignored that sometimes we don’t get all the positive outcomes that we may have hoped for on the other side of the operation.

When this unfortunate reality does occur, it may be difficult to figure out what the next steps should be. While I have thankfully never had to personally deal with this type of situation, I do know a few people who have, and I know they and others in a similar situation would be interested in learning about what to do next, which is discussed in a great article I found by Bodi Empowerment.

When it comes to surgery and operations on the back and lower lumbar region, roughly thirty percent of operations end up not being completely, or even partially, successful. Sometimes, even when the surgery is initially successful, the positive results actually end up fading over time, to the point where it is almost as if you never even had the surgery to begin with! Why do these problems tend to occur? As it turns out, there are many reasons to explain why a surgery can be unsuccessful and unhelpful.

Sometimes, it can be as simple as being very stressed and anxious before and after the operation. Some medications can have a negative reaction to what is occurring in your body. Unfortunately, there are times where the operating surgeon just makes a mistake, maybe accidentally pinching a nerve or not taking off the proper amount of pressure on your spinal discs. Depending on what the issue is, there are a few steps you can take towards treatment. In addition to practicing gentle exercises and stretches, chiropractic care can really help restore mobility and reduce pain and soreness in the affected area.

When you go in for your first consultation, tell your doctor of chiropractic about the history of the procedure and any injuries and symptoms that have occurred before and since. From here, the chiropractor can begin to work on using manual manipulation to restore your spine and the rest of your body to its natural working order.

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