3 Ways A Chiropractor Can Help Prevent Surgery
Suffering from chronic pain or loss of mobility due to an injury? Whether you’ve been injured due to a fall, a car accident, or for any other reason, chiropractic care is a less-invasive alternative to surgery. If you’re experiencing neck or back pain and are considering surgery, here’s why you should consider a non-surgical treatment option like chiropractic care to improve your symptoms and mobility.
1. Treating Neck Pain
Many people turn to chiropractors to treat chronic neck pain. Often, this condition is linked to the health of your spine, since other regions of the neck, mid-back, and low-back can play a role in your pain, too. Your chiropractor will perform a thorough examination to diagnose the root cause of your neck pain and determine the best course of action to treat it.
Chiropractors may use a combination of manual therapy, spinal manipulation, and other techniques to create a treatment plan for your neck pain. Some of the different types of neck (cervical) conditions a chiropractor can treat include:
- Cervical intervertebral disc injuries (that don’t require surgery)
- Cervical sprain injuries
- Degenerative joint syndrome of the neck
- Facet joint sprain
2. Preventing Spinal Degeneration
Spinal degeneration is a serious condition that’s not only painful, but can also reduce the structure and function of the spine over time. As people age, the spine naturally degenerates, resulting in bone spurs on the vertebra and reduced disc heights. It can also occur due to serious infections—including tumors—in the body.
Regular chiropractic care keeps the spine in proper alignment, preventing spinal degeneration. Your chiropractor will perform treatments that prevent prolonged compression of discs, helping the spine stay healthier for longer while improving blood flow to key areas.
3. Treating Back Injuries
Many people who experience chronic back pain—whether due to an accident or other injury—turn to chiropractors for non-invasive alternatives to surgery. Chiropractic care naturally reduces pain and inflammation, as well as prevents new injuries from occurring.
Your chiropractor will perform a comprehensive examination to determine the cause of your back pain. Then, she’ll develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your symptoms. The following treatments—either on their own or in combination—may be recommended:
- Spinal adjustments
- Spinal decompression
- Regenerative medicine
Avoid Surgery with Chiropractic Care
If you’re suffering from neck or back pain, you don’t have to resort to surgery to relieve your symptoms. Chiropractic care provides natural, long-lasting relief from pain and discomfort, helping you avoid surgery while returning you to your original functionality. The chiropractors at Impact Medical Group of Sarasota are standing by to help. We’ll diagnose the source of your pain and develop a customized treatment plan, so you can get back to your normal life as quickly as possible. Call us today at (941) 222-1157 to schedule your free consultation!