While spinal surgery is occasionally necessary, especially in cases of trauma or severe bone, disc and nerve destruction,
the vast majority of people with low back pain and/or sciatica never need it.
Can a person who had back surgery see a chiropractor?
Yes. It’s an unfortunate fact that up to half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of additional surgery. This too-common occurrence is known as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” Chiropractic may help prevent repeated operations.
Chiropractic could save many thousands of back pain sufferers from unnecessary spinal surgery each year. Anyone with disc problems, especially if they are facing the prospect of spinal surgery should, if possible, get at least one opinion from a doctor of chiropractic before deciding on further care.