If you suffer from musculoskeletal issues such as knee, hip, or shoulder problems, surgery may be in the cards for your treatment. However, your treatment does not end simply after the surgery. There is also a period of time before and after the surgery in which you must work to prepare and rehabilitate your body.
This is where chiropractic care comes in. Chiropractors help in pre- and post-surgical needs by providing treatment plans to help solve problems such as pain, inflammation, reduced range of motion, decreased strength, and more. It is with chiropractic care that a person may experience more success (in the form of a more healed body) after their surgery.
Experts say that incorporating strength programs into the pre-surgery preparation helps the body prepare for the upcoming procedure. Strengthening programs help to decrease inflammation and help the body recover afterward. Going through the motions of a strengthening program also helps the mind set itself up for a positive outcome, thereby leading the patient toward a more successful outcome.
In terms of post-surgical rehabilitation, chiropractic care works to (and succeeds in):
- Strengthening weakened muscles
- Increasing range of motion and flexibility
- Improving posture, coordination, and balance
Chiropractic care is often paired with massage therapy, home exercise instructions, and self-care training, if necessary.
Are you planning on having surgery or just had a surgery and would like to be set up for an optimal recovery process? If so, chiropractic care is right for you! Active Integrative Medicine can help you get the treatment you’re looking for. Call us today at 905.492.8688 to discuss treatment options or book an appointment online.