Is Chiropractic Care Safe After Spine Treatment Or Surgery?

Is Chiropractic Care Safe After Spine Treatment Or Surgery?

When performed by licensed chiropractic physicians, chiropractic care can be incredibly beneficial in reducing different types of back, neck, or joint pain. However, like any surgical procedure, therapy, or treatment, spinal manipulation can have serious health risks if performed incorrectly or if administered by a chiropractic physician who’s unfamiliar with non-rotational methods of manipulation. If you’re considering chiropractic care for after an interventional pain treatment or minimally invasive spine surgery, take note of the following points.

For patients with chronic back pain due to spinal fractures or degeneration, it’s imperative a physician at Southwest Spine and Pain Center be consulted before chiropractic care is sought. This is especially true for individuals who’ve recently undergone kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, spinal cord stimulation, or regenerative medicine.

Most spinal or regenerative procedures require a certain amount of time for recovery and healing. If a patient sees a chiropractic physician without providing his or her body enough time to heal, problems are likely to ensue. First, the controlled force and manipulation during a chiropractic session could reinjure the spine. Second, if a Southwest Spine and Pain Center physician doesn’t know about alternative treatments being sought, he or she can’t ensure there is a continuum of quality patient care.

Although every patient and procedure is different, it’s best to wait up to 6 months before seeking alternative treatment modalities, including chiropractic care. The most important thing you can do, however, is ensure your SWSP physician is aware of your interest in chiropractic care. He or she could refer you to chiropractic physicians they trust or provide insight in regards to how long you should wait before undergoing spinal manipulation.

Please, before seeking chiropractic care; talk your Southwest Spine and Pain Center physician.

If chronic pain is keeping you from doing the things you want, it's time to schedule an appointment at Southwest Spine and Pain Center. With multiple locations across the state of Utah, the pain management specialists at Southwest Spine and Pain Center are dedicated to helping those who suffer from chronic pain live the life they want to. To schedule an appointment, click here!

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician's advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.