Benefits of Pre-Back Surgery Easley Chiropractic Care and Exercise

March 12, 2019

Before undergoing back surgery, Easley back pain sufferers will do well to undergo chiropractic care and exercise. Research continues to share the value of non-surgical care for back pain relief. Young Chiropractic is the chiropractic care office in Easley for both!


Self-care is often proposed as first-line treatment for back pain patients. If that does not produce the desired results, adding non-drug therapy for acute low back pain – spinal manipulation – and for chronic or subacute back pain – spinal manipulation, intensive interdisciplinary rehab, exercise, acupuncture, massage, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy - is suggested by medical physician groups like the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society. (1) Young Chiropractic uses a gentle, evidence-based spinal manipulation treatment called Cox® Technic for relief of back pain that may well assist Easley back pain sufferers avoid back surgery and control their back pain more self-sufficiently.


Back pain sufferers want to help themselves as much as possible. Young Chiropractic knows this. Exercise is documented to be beneficial for non-surgical pain relief for patients with spinal stenosis. (2) The right type of exercise is vital, so we’ll discuss what’s proper for you! Maybe Pilates would be your “thing”. A study of chronic musculoskeletal pain patients who tried a Pilates-based exercise program revealed that the pain patients better functioned and coped with their pain condition more independently and efficiently. They performed better at work, enjoyed hobbies more, were motivated to keep exercising, did more to make do with their own pain conditions without outside help. These, in turn, helped them discover a healthier lifestyle. (3) These benefits came without back surgery.


Researchers established a trial of exercise for back pain patients headed to back surgery. They described the back pain condition to the patients thoroughly. They established exercise programs for each patient to perform. They found that back pain patients who experienced this pre-surgery program of description and exercise gained benefit in several ways: The back pain sufferers noticed improvement exercising than being inactive while waiting for surgery. The back pain sufferers’ disposition improved as they exercised. They had time to reflect on their treatment and lifestyle options. Even patients who didn’t report symptom improvement responded well to this program as they thought themselves more confident in being able to do some self-management of their pain. (4) These are all positive outcomes Easley back pain patients discover in their chiropractic care at Young Chiropractic. Control not cure is a realistic objective when dealing with back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about helping a patient find pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spine Pain Management as he wanted to avoid back surgery.

Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment today. You will find an individualized chiropractic treatment plan that consists of Cox® Technic and exercise you find doable may well deliver the Easley back pain relief you desire without back surgery.

Young Chiropractic suggests beneficial pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise to physically prepare for and possibly avoid back surgery.