Most people dread the thought of getting surgery. However, it is sometimes a necessary part of getting better, especially if you’ve been involved in an accident or you have a chronic illness. Some people heal slowly, while others heal quickly. What you eat and what you do after surgery will determine how quickly you heal and get back to normal life. There are many foods that can speed healing in your body. Chiropractic physical therapy services can also get you on the fast-track to getting better and back to your normal self. This is because chiropractic physical therapy focuses so much on your back, which is a major strength for your entire body. Find out how you can heal quicker after surgery and get back to the life you want!
The body is an amazing structure that is able to heal itself after injury. Right when an injury occurs, your body quickly jumps into action to try to repair itself. Sometimes, an injury can be so chronic or extensive that patients need surgery to help put their body back together. Whether you have just had surgery, or you have an injury that doesn’t require surgery, your body tends to heal the same. When you are injured, your body sends signals throughout your body that something has been damaged. Blood platelets rush to the site of damage and your body sends stem cells along with those blood platelets.
These platelets go to work to clot a wound so that the bleeding stops and a scab can form. This is what happens with even small cuts. Your stem cells are special cells that lie latent in your body until you are injured. They are the only type of cell that can go to your injury site and transform into the same type of cell that was injured. With their help, your body builds tissues back up in place of what was lost. Over time, you will see a wound turn into a scab, which eventually falls off to reveal fresh, pink skin. As more time passes, your wound will be a scar, and even those can be quite faded. Your body can heal quite well on its own, however, it can heal faster with physical therapy, chiropractic care and other rehabilitative services.
Chiropractic care benefits many patients in their post-surgical healing. Our chiropractors provide natural, drugless methods to help strengthen and improve your back health. Using a series of focused adjustments, we can move and pop the different vertebrae and bones in your back to where they belong. Often, patients move wrong or are injured, or even sedentary too long because of surgery. Patients can pinch or compress a nerve, start experiencing neuropathy problems, have increased aches and pains in their back and more.
Chiropractic care focuses on the body’s muscular, nervous and skeletal systems and seeks to align everything properly to relieve pinched and compressed nerves. A chiropractor will put you in varying positions, adjusting your back and spine, relieving pressure, pain and symptoms. This relief can provide faster post-surgical healing. Plus, it’s a natural therapy that is safe for children, adults and even the elderly and pregnant women.
Many patients come to our facility after they have had surgery and need post-surgical healing. However, not every patients needs to have surgery to fix their problem. Some patients will need surgery, while others will not. It all depends on your injury or chronic condition. We encourage our patients to seek out non-invasive methods of healing if it is possible. Surgery can leave you with weeks, months and even years of healing. Post-surgical healing can take a long time, and we can help you through this process. First, see if your condition requires surgery. At our facility we have treatments for neuropathy problems, spinal injuries and compression, pinched nerves, help with arthritis pain, and much more.
We strive to jumpstart the body’s natural healing mechanisms through natural treatments and therapies that work. Many people believe that post-surgical healing requires narcotic pain medications, but that’s not always the case. These medications can be addictive with even the first use, and millions suffer from addiction. We provide physical therapy to help speed up post-surgical healing and to reduce pain. We also provide pain-management treatments for chronic conditions that can’t be cured (such as arthritis or Parkinson’s). Patients who choose natural therapies and stick with them, find that they can keep their pain and symptoms under control.
Do you want to heal faster from your injuries? Then get up and get moving! Studies show that people who stay in bed and don’t move much after surgery end up getting blood clots, ulcers, muscle atrophy and more. This can slow down your healing. However, you want to do post-surgical healing the right way. You want to make sure you get proper nutrition and drink plenty after surgery, as both of these can help your wounds to heal faster. Studies also show that physical therapy services significantly shorten your healing time and help you become stronger, faster.
Too many people skip working with a physical therapist or chiropractor after surgery and injuries. This leaves them with extra weeks and even months trying to get better on their own. People can re-open surgical wounds or injure themselves further if they try to heal on their own. Post-surgical healing with a physical therapist and chiropractor is the best way to heal and get back to life the way you want it. Again, we would ask, do you want to heal faster from your injuries? Then call Olathe Chiropractic today at (913) 732-0087!