Why You Might Need Treatment For Post-Surgical Complications

Why You Might Need Treatment For Post-Surgical Complications

After you undergo surgery, you may have some pain while healing, but this pain should subside in the weeks following surgical treatment. If you had surgery several months ago and you still feel pain or if the pain has gotten worse, you may have post-surgical complications that can lead to chronic pain or a loss of movement. Because these complications are the result of surgery, it can be best to try to relieve them using non-invasive treatments, such as chiropractic techniques. Here are some potential issues you may face after surgery and how chiropractic treatment for post-surgical complications can help resolve pain.

Possible Causes For Post Surgical Complications

Scar Tissue Buildup
This is one of the most common causes of post-surgical complications. When your body is injured, it tries to repair this injury by developing scar tissue. Although the body does this to close gaps and heal the damaged area, scar tissue is far less pliable than regular tissue and the rigidity of this tissue can make it difficult and painful to move the affected area. Attempting another surgery to remove scar tissue is often not advised, as new scar tissue could develop again after invasive treatment. Instead, non-invasive chiropractic approaches such as Active Release Techniques (ART) and Cold Laser Therapy that focus on breaking up scar tissue can help to increase your range of motion and decrease your pain.

Muscle Weakness
It’s very common for muscle weakness to occur after healing from surgical treatment. A common example is weakened muscles after surgery to mend a broken bone. In more extreme cases, such as when a person has been on bed rest for long periods or post-surgical muscle pain persists and limits use, post-surgical complication treatments such as movement therapy may be used to safely regain muscle strength.

Nerve Pain
As you are healing from your surgery, you may need to alter which muscles you use for certain tasks, and this can cause some muscles to weaken and other muscles to become much tighter than usual. When this occurs, the tight muscles can press on or pinch nerves. If nerve pain is caused by a change in muscle use, chiropractic care as a form of treatment for post-surgical complications can help you by relaxing muscles and getting you back to regular muscle function after you heal. If nerve pain is caused by damage to a nerve during surgery, it can take a long time to heal (sometimes even years) and ongoing chiropractic care may aid in proper healing and minimized pain.

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Available Treatment For Post-Surgical Complications

If you are continuing to suffer pain and reduced mobility after surgery, Performance Health & Wellness offers treatment for post-surgical complications. With strategies to address pain, scar tissue, loss of function and mobility, and reduced range of motion, our team will empower you with tools to take control of your recovery and facilitate your own full health and wellness. Comprehensive recovery after surgery should involve solutions for every aspect of health from fitness and nutrition to movement and system balance and should ensure that any underlying conditions that led to surgery are managed. To start your healing journey, contact Performance Health And Wellness At 1-949-476-1250 or fill out the online contact form.


No, the type of treatment you need will depend on what is causing your persistent pain. Your chiropractor will need to assess your initial injury, the type of surgery you had, your healing process, your current pain, and a holistic understanding of your health in order to create a customized post-surgical complication treatment plan.

Although surgery is meant to heal you, every body reacts differently and healing isn’t always linear. Post-surgical complications can occur if the body doesn’t heal properly, if you don’t get adequate rest, if the surgery was unsuccessful, if you are prone to excess scar tissue buildup, and more. When you have surgery, there are always associated risks, one of which is the development of other symptoms during or after the healing process.

First, there will be a consultation and examination with our dedicated team of Health and Wellness Specialists to determine the nature of your condition. If necessary, we will refer you for X-rays. Once we have conducted a thorough investigation and determined the necessary treatment, we will offer you an individualized timeline and outlook so we can chart progress and facilitate your return to optimum health.

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