If one is suffering from severe neck pain, he may feel that surgery is the only option. We want to help people understand what risks are involved and inform you of available options before taking the serious step of neck surgery.
If one has osteoarthritis, narrowing of the blood vessels, or thyroid issues, he may feel that his only option to relieve neck pain is surgery. Before delving into another more natural option, let’s take a look at the risks involved.
- Excessive bleeding: Too much blood loss during surgery can cause doctors to consider a blood transfusion. This can cause additional complications, such as blood-borne illnesses and problems with compatibility, leading to a longer recovery period or even health problems that may ensue later on.
- Dysfunctional difficulties: Post-surgery complications can result in anything from sexual problems to bladder and bowel issues.
- Medical problems involved: Any surgery carries risk with it. When considering neck surgery, such things as spinal cord damage should be considered. This can lead to a stroke, heart attack, or blood clots. Some have even died on the operating table.
Sadly, we cannot avoid having accidents, and there are occasions where surgery is vital and life-saving. However, it is important to be informed of the risks involved and the options available. As mentioned earlier, there is an alternative to surgery that has helped many to cope successfully with neck pain.
EPIC Chiropractic Care and Neck Pain
Upper cervical doctors closely examine the neck to find out if a misalignment is the source of the pain. It only takes a misalignment of ¼ of a millimeter to cause problems throughout the entire body. Using modern diagnostic technology, we look closely at the neck to find where this misalignment lies. Then a gentle method is utilized to encourage the neck bones to move back into place, rather than popping or cracking the neck. Once misalignments in this sensitive part of the body are corrected, muscle and tissue damage can begin to repair itself, and many find relief from neck pain.