Pre and Post Surgical Pain
Herniated disc operation, also known as micro-discectomy or laminectomy of the L4/L5 and L5/S1, are common operations performed by orthopaedic surgeons on the spine. A lot of surgeons however do want the patient to take a non-surgical approach, and try conservative care for 5-6 weeks to see if the disc goes back in and inflammation and pain reduces.
Flexion Distraction therapy is one chiropractic technique that helps to create more motion in the spine and mobilisation around the ligaments of the specific vertebra and disc. This is a technique used at Spine Chiropractic in addition of other techniques to try to stabilise the joint and reduce pressure on the disc.
At Spine Chiropractic, we do get referrals from other orthopaedic surgeons for pre-surgery care. With special analization of the CT/MRI, we work close with their treating Doctor and Specialist to manage their condition. Post surgical rehab is always seen 3-6 months after surgery. Advice on stretches, exercises, modification to life style, are carefully instructed to each client. Dr. Nasim, our Chiropractor, has had the full experience of dealing with disc operation in 2013 herself on L5/S1 and she has experienced this pain on a personal level. She finds it all symbolic that she specialised in disc and went through the same experience. “It’s my passion to find a permanent solution to a pain free day to day living. But now I know 80% is all through my own management which is a combination of diet, stretches, core strength and posture.” Dr. Nasim.