Chiropractic care is done by hand and works through the avenue of restoring spinal joint motion. This promotes the health of the spinal structure, proper movement, and it facilitates clear brain-body communication. Can chiropractic care be used for everyone, even if you have had surgery? The short answer is yes. The longer answer explains a bit more about chiropractic, the adjustment, and options when one has had surgery.

Patients and their background or history are unique. Surgeries and complications are unique as well. There are various elements that make chiropractic a very safe and viable option for those who have had surgeries or significant procedures in their past history. This is specific to the individual.

Training and Tools

First, chiropractic care is very conservative, and the doctors are well-trained. Chiropractic is done by hand and the doctors performing the adjustments are well trained both academically regarding the physical body and within their trade of spinal adjustments. In this training, patient lifestyle and history are studied within regard to proper fit with chiropractic care.

Second, the amount of movement and applied force is very specific, quick, and light. There is no part of treatment that involves adding something to the physical body. The side effects are minimal, and it can be safely administered to a wide variety of people with significant traumas and health histories.

Techniques

There are various techniques, some involving more or less force. There are instruments that can assist the doctor in performing the adjustment. These can lighten the pressure and force that is applied even more. There are also adaptations as to how patients can be positioned: lying down on one’s stomach, lying down on one’s back, or seated. The ability to adapt positioning also aids in completing the adjustment in a way that best serves the patient and their history should it include, in this instance, surgery. Additionally, the time, date and other specifics of the surgery will dictate the technique, position, and approach the doctor takes.

The true, tried, and trusted way to see if you or someone you know/love is a good fit for chiropractic care is to go see a chiropractor. Schedule an initial consultation and be informed by the doctors that have studied and practiced the trade.

If you have recently had surgery and want to try chiropractic care, please call Augustine Chiropractic at 813-994-6008.

Dr. Brian Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and other ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regimens to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule an appointment or visit their website to learn more about their services!