As chiropractors, we prefer to treat patients with conservative, non-invasive methods.
Due to risks associated with surgeries, we believe pain should be managed through exercise and chiropractic care, only turning to surgical procedures as a last resort. However, some patients have no other option than surgery, and we treat both pre- and post-surgical patients often.
Patients who are awaiting, or have had laminectomies are among the most common we see, and we’ve developed a thorough, personalized plan with each and every patient we’ve helped to achieve the best long-term results. A laminectomy alone does not always completely remove back pain, but instead allows for the symptoms to be lessened with proper treatment.
Laminectomies are designed with the intended result of relieving pain from nerves. The damaged nerves can have extensive recovery times, during which proper care is needed to maintain and promote the right healing.
Sometimes, patients have to wait months to get the back surgery they need, but have no way to treat the pain while they wait. At Texas Spine Clinic, we’re here to help get you through your wait before your surgery, and get you prepped and ready for a better back.
There’s a lot of preparation for spinal surgery, and some of it can involve chiropractic treatment. If your surgeon requires therapy before and/or after surgery, we develop a comprehensive plan to assist your specific needs to make your surgery experience easier.
The road to recovery after spinal surgery requires diligent work to fully heal and restore your back health. Surgery often leaves your back vulnerable to pain, and the healing process, if not handled correctly, can lessen or even worsen the effects of your surgery.
Unfortunately, a patient will sometimes continue to experience back pain after a laminectomy or other spinal surgery. You may have heard this condition referred to by any of the following terms:
- Post-surgical back pain
- Failed back syndrome
- Failed back surgery syndrome
- Post-laminectomy syndrome
Post-surgical back pain is typically characterized by mild to severe pain in the low back, buttocks, and down the legs. At times, sufferers of this condition may experience sharp pains in the extremities, and pain may even be at higher levels than it was before the surgery.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms after your surgery, chiropractic treatment may be right for you.