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September 24, 2018 Back Pain Treatment

If you’re over 18, chances are you’ve experienced lower back pain. According to the National Institute of Health, 80% of American adults will experience this pain once in their lives. In fact, it is the leading cause of workplace disability and the second most common reason for call-offs in the US.

If you suffer from pain but prefer to avoid medication, this article is for you. In it, we outline four of the best lower back exercises you can do to ease your discomfort.

The Best Lower Back Exercises to Manage Your Pain

Before undertaking any exercise, speak with your doctor to ensure you won’t damage your back further. Relief depends on what is causing the discomfort, but these simple stretches and exercises may help.

1. Hamstring Stretches

When hip flexors (the muscles stretching over the top of the thigh and pelvis) are too short, the lower back over-arches. When hamstrings are tight, the back is flattened.

Either of these conditions stresses the muscles and causes pain, which can be relieved with a hamstring stretch.

Try a chair hamstring stretch to start. Sit with one leg straightened and its heel on the floor. Bend your other knee and place your foot flat on the floor. Keep your spine straight as you reach for the toes on the extended leg, stopping when you feel your hamstring stretch.

Repeat with the other leg.

2. Knee to Chest

The knee-to-chest is an excellent stretch for your lower back muscles that may reduce joint stiffness and flexibility.

Lie on your back in the supine position. Your knees should be bent and your feet flat on the floor.

Raise one knee so that you can interlace your hands below the knee and gently pull it towards your bottom. Hold for a few seconds, release the leg and complete the exercise using the other leg.

3. Bridging

Studies indicate the gluteus maximus is the main stabilizer for the sacroiliac joint, which connects the sacrum with the pelvis. In strengthening these muscles, individuals experience less discomfort.

Lie face-up on the floor with your arms at your sides. Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the ground.

Lift your hips skyward until your knees, hips, and shoulders are in a straight line. During this time, your weight should be placed on your shoulders and feet, not your back.

Hold for two seconds, lower slowly to the ground and repeat.

4. Water Exercises

Water is fantastic for relieving pain because it takes weight off the joints, providing relief. Water exercises involve a range of movements that vary depending on the program.

If you’re completing this alone or with a friend, start by wading or lunging forward and backward in waist-high water. Aim for three sets of 10 lunges.

Next, hold onto a wall with one hand for support. Standing still, extend one leg straight in front of you, then move it to extend the appendage behind you. Do three sets of 10 for each leg.

Finally, move to the deep end. Using a floatation belt, bring your knees to your chest and down again 10 times.

These exercises stretch your hip and work the abdominal muscles.

What If These Don’t Help?

Sometimes, even the best lower back pain exercises aren’t enough to relieve an injured spine. For these times, it’s best to consult with a trusted professional. At the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic, Inc., we’ll work with you to discover the cause of your pain and to find a solution. Call us to schedule an appointment or submit a query online.

Don’t let the pain interfere with your daily life.


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September 12, 2018 Chiropractic

Around 22 million Americans visit chiropractors every year with close to 8 million visiting a chiropractor due to back pain.

Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation, spinal decompression, or other therapies as a drug-free, alternative to surgery for chronic pain in the back and neck.

If you live in or around to the Villages(R) community and are looking for a chiropractor near you, read on. We’ll explain everything you need to know about how to choose a chiropractor you will be happy with.

Ask For Recommendations

The best way to find a good chiropractor in the Villages is to ask other medical professionals you work with. You could ask your family doctor or physical therapist for a recommendation.

As these people work in the medical field, they might have heard colleague or other patients share their experiences with local chiropractors. You could say something along the lines of “which chiropractor would you recommend to a family member that was experiencing back pain?”

You might also ask friends, neighbors or co-workers if they know of a good chiropractor who has helped someone with your type of pain.

After you’ve gathered a short list of potential chiropractors, you can begin to do your research.

Confirm Credentials

Anytime you’re putting your health and wellness into somebody’s hands, you should make sure to find a certified practitioner. When a chiropractor is licensed, he or she will have the necessary skills and training to give you the best treatment possible. Look on a chiropractor’s website to review their education. Then check that their school is a member of the Council on Chiropractic Education.

Read Testimonials of The Villages(R) Chiropractors

Now, take a few minutes to look at the chiropractor’s reviews. You can find these online including on the chiropractor’s website and social media sites. It’s normal to some negative reviews. You have to take these with a grain of salt. After all, you don’t know the whole story.

But, if you see mostly negative reviews, you should consider finding another option.

Schedule an Appointment with a Villages(R) Chiropractor

Most chiropractors will offer you a short consultation appointment to help you determine if he or she will be a good fit for you. At this appointment, you want to get a sense of who the person is and how they interact. You also want to get a feel for what the clinic is like.

Take a look around the clinic. See if it is clean and orderly. Look at whether the staff look happy or stressed. How long are patients waiting and how many people are in the waiting room. Once you get into the room, ask questions about techniques used and treatment options. Pay attention to the way the chiropractor responds. Does he seem to be rushing you? Or is she asking more questions to better understand your question and condition? Most of all, evaluate whether the doctor responses fit with your preferences.

You want to feel comfortable talking with your chiropractor. So even if someone comes highly recommended, make sure he or she is a good fit before you book your appointment.

Final Thoughts on How to Choose a Chiropractor

At the end of the day, how to choose a chiropractor comes down to research and connection. Once you have established that the chiropractor is licensed and trained, it’s all about finding someone you like. This will make you more comfortable talking about your medical history and pain.

Next, read how to fix neck posture to reduce neck strain.


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September 10, 2018 Back Pain

A recent study found that 38% of school-aged children have bad posture. Bad posture leads to headaches as well as shoulder and back pain, not just in children but in adults too. Even worse, bad posture can cause gastrointestinal reflux and make us feel fatigued because our bodies aren’t able to breathe deeply.

Many people are so used to being hunched over that they don’t know what proper posture feels like.

Here we’ll discuss 3 common causes of bad posture and what you can do about it.

1. Excessive Sitting

Excessive sitting is the number 1 cause of bad posture. On average, we sit 14 hours each day. We sit on the drive to work, and all day at our desks. When we get home we sit to eat supper and then again to watch TV or watch our kids play baseball. We sit more than we do anything else. Sitting causes your shoulders to round forward. It also causes an anterior pelvic tilt. Sitting all day also makes our core muscles become sloppy which makes our posture worse.

Combat your sedentary lifestyle with a standing desk. Take walking meetings and get up and walk around while you are on the phone. Set a timer and get up while you are at your desk. Make a goal to take a walk instead of watch TV in the evenings.

Looking down at our phones is a cause of poor neck posture and leads to neck and shoulder pain. Luckily, there are several ways to fix neck posture.

2. Injuries

If you had an injury, even if it was a while ago, the nearby muscles are affected. These muscles spasm to keep the injured area of your body stable. While that’s a good thing for your injury, over time these muscles start to become weak. As a result, there is an imbalance between these weakened muscles and the rest of the muscles. Bad posture is often the result of this combination.

Massage therapy or physical therapy can treat the injury and relax the overworked muscles.

3. Muscle Weakness

If your body has some areas that are weaker than others, muscle tension occurs. SOme muscles will overcompensate to try to keep your body upright while others slack on their part. The result is that your muscles can’t keep you upright in a good posture.

The difference in muscle strength could be due to your exercise habits. Or it could be due to the repetitive tasks you do like scrubbing pots. If you only exert certain muscles repeatedly, they will be stronger and in better condition than others.

The best way to prevent this is by incorporating strength training a couple times a week in your exercise routines.

Final Thoughts on Causes of Bad Posture

The 3 things we’ve discussed here are just some of the possible causes of bad posture. There are dozens of other things that could be contributing to your poor posture including shoes, stress and your genetics.

Contact our chiropractic clinic for a diagnosis and help in treating pain.


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August 29, 2018 Numb Feet

Do you experience numb feet or painful legs? Numbness in feet may be a progressive condition. If it’s detected early enough, your doctor has a better chance of treating it. If you wait too long for treatment, it can lead to weakness, tissue damage, loss of muscle control, dangerous trips and falls, and possible amputation.

In this article, we’ll cover what causes numbness in feet and what you can do about it. Read on to learn more.

What Causes Numb Feet?

Foot numbness is a result of communication problems in one’s nervous system. Here’s how a healthy nervous system is supposed to work.

Sensory nerves are stimulated by things like pressure or temperature. They send this information to the brain and the brain sends the appropriate response back to the nerve. When the nerves are damaged or otherwise unresponsive, this messaging system doesn’t function correctly. When unresponsive nerves are stimulated, the brain doesn’t get the message. So stimuli such as temperature or pressure won’t be felt and the area will feel numb.

There are two major causes for this: decreased blood supply and nerve damage. We’ll take a look at these causes and their treatments below.

Decreased Blood Flow

Problems with blood circulation can prevent nerves from getting the oxygen and nutrients they need to function. The nerves become unresponsive, causing numbness.

There are a number of circulatory health conditions that can lead to numbness in feet including:

Peripheral artery disease – a condition where blood vessels are narrowed by an unhealthy buildup of arterial plaque. If your foot numbness gets worse or starts burning or aching when you exercise, it may be from peripheral artery disease.

Atherosclerosis – an accumulation of white blood cells that thickens arterial walls. If the numbness only affects one foot or leg, it may be a deep vein thrombosis (blood clot).

Frostbite – exposure to extreme cold causes blood vessels to constrict. Raynaud’s disease also causes blood vessels to constrict.

All of these can reduce your nerves’ ability to function, causing foot numbness.

Nerve Damage

If it’s not a circulatory problem causing your numbness, it could be nerve damage. A damaged nerve either doesn’t respond to stimuli or doesn’t send the message to the brain. Some common causes of peripheral neuropathy (damage to the peripheral nervous system) that can result in foot numbness include:

Foot numbness can also be caused by problems in your spine, including a herniated disc, multiple sclerosis or spinal stenosis. If any of these seem a likely cause of your foot numbness, mention it to your doctor.

Treatment for Numb Feet

The bottom line concerning numb feet is you need to seek attention before it gets worse. And, since nerve damage can be permanent, early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference in the relief you receive.

If you suffer from numb feet, contact the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages community(R) today to learn more about our drug-free treatments for neuropathy and herniated discs both of which can cause numb feet.


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July 9, 2018 In the News

There were 7.2 million motor vehicles involved in car accidents and just under half of those, or 3.4 million motor vehicles, were involved in rear-end collisions. While these rear-end collisions are generally less fatal than other car accidents, they still pose their own set of dangers.

Many people will assume that they escaped a car accident without injury if their injuries aren’t obvious. However, they are ignoring the change that they could have soft tissue injuries that can cause years of pain if left untreated.

Read on to learn about the common types of soft tissue damage from car accidents and the steps you should take if you’ve had the misfortune of being in one.

Soft Tissue Damage You May Experience After a Car Wreck

Soft tissue injuries are often ignored compared to more dramatic injuries such as cuts or broken bones, but these injuries are quite common as the result of an accident and require medical treatment. Many people choose to consult with a chiropractor about these issues.

There are two types of soft tissue injuries. Acute injuries are caused by a sudden trauma whereas overuse injuries happen over a period of time when the body cannot heal fast enough.

Some common soft tissue injuries are sprains, strains, contusions, and whiplash.

A sprain occurs when a joint overextends leading to the underlying ligament being damaged. Common symptoms are pain, cramping, visible swelling or muscle spasms.

A strain, by comparison, is when a tendon overstretched or tears and presents with similar symptoms as a sprain.

A contusion is a severe bruise. Where an everyday bruise affects only your blood vessels, a contusion can damage the muscle fibers and connective tissue below.

Finally, whiplash is a soft tissue injury that occurs when your head is moved rapidly forward and backward. The danger of whiplash is that symptoms often don’t appear immediately but it can result in persistent neck and lower back pain.

Whiplash frequently occurs during rear-end collisions where injuries are, unfortunately, treated as less severe than other car wrecks.

Immediately Following the Car Wreck

Until you can see your family doctor, use the RICE method to help manage any pain symptoms.

The RICE method is rest, ice, compress elevate. Resting is important in case you have suffered some kind of internal injury. Ice will help to soothe the pain as well as reduce swelling. Remember not to put ice directly against your skin.

Compressing the area will prevent swelling or blood loss and finally, elevation will help with reducing the swelling.

Go see a Doctor

No matter how benign your injuries seem, you need to go see a doctor after you’ve been in a car accident. There are two reasons for doing so.

One is to make sure that you don’t have any serious underlying injuries. The other reason, however, is that if you do have any injuries that require hospitalization or rehabilitation, you will need the record of this consult to make a claim with your insurance company.

As part of the rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries, especially where the patient has suffered whiplash, you should consult with a chiropractor. Seeing a chiropractor soon after the accident is essential to prevent chronic pain.

You Don’t Need to Live With Chronic Pain

This article is a helpful guide for what to do in the future if you suffer soft tissue damage. But what if you were in a car accident many years ago that may be now causing you pain? It’s common for untreated injuries to lead to chronic pain later in life.

Contact us today and schedule an appointment so you look forward to pain relief in the future.


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June 25, 2018 Back Pain

At any given moment, there are 31 million Americans suffering from back pain. For some, the pain has become so routine that they don’t even question it. It’s just a fact of life. Some may not even know why their back pain exists.

If you often experience lower back pain when bending over but don’t know why you’ll find 5 common causes below.

1. Muscle Strain or Ligament Sprain

The most common and least severe cause of lower back pain is muscle or ligament strain. Muscle strain happens when a muscle gets stretched beyond its capabilities, causing a minor tear. A ligament sprain happens in the same way.

A strain or sprain can happen at once or can be experienced as a cumulative effect over time. Lifting heavy objects with poor form, bad posture, or a bad fall can all lead to muscle strain or ligament sprain.

2. Herniated Disc

A spinal disc is a jelly-like cushion between the vertebrae in your spine. When they get dislodged, the disc breaks through an outer-layer, irritating the nerves surrounding it. Herniated discs can theoretically happen anywhere on the spine, but 95% of herniated discs occur in the lower lumbar spine.

A disc can herniate as a result of the same actions as a ligament sprain and can happen to anyone — young or old.

3. Degenerative Disc Disease

Speaking of seniors, degenerative disc disease is another cause of chronic low back pain that is most commonly found in the older adults.

In our youths, our jelly-like discs are plump and hydrated, providing fantastic cushion and lubrication for our spine. Over time, however, our discs tend to dry out. This breakdown of our spinal cushioning leads to chronic pain and makes us more prone to herniation.

4. Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis in which the connective tissue and cartilage in our joints break down over time. This form of arthritis is can be found all over your body (especially your hands and knees), but it can also hit your back.

Like Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis weakens the cushioning in your spine and makes it painful to move and perform everyday tasks.

5. Spinal Stenosis

“Stenosis” is derivative of a Greek word meaning “choking.” This refers to the narrowing of the spinal column, which happens as a cumulative effect of degenerative diseases like DDD or Osteoarthritis. Over time, Spinal Stenosis weakens your whole spinal column, degrading vertebrae and connective tissue alike.

Stenosis can lead to severe lower back pain, but most commonly felt as a pain in the legs, with a numbness or weakness emanating from the lower back.

Do You Have Lower Back Pain When Bending Over?

If you experience lower back pain when bending over, hopefully, this guide has given you some ideas as to why. If you suspect your back pain is a result of any one of these causes, contact us immediately. Our team of chiropractors can give you the pain relief you desperately need.


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June 5, 2018 Knee Pain

As we grow older, it’s normal to experience some aches and pains, or to hear alarming noises emanating from our joints when we get out of bed in the morning. Knee pain is fairly common; in fact, some 25% of Americans report that their knees hurt on a regular basis.

Before you chalk up twinges and aches to old age, it is important to make sure there isn’t a more serious underlying condition. In this post, we’ll take a look at the five most common reasons for knee pain — and explore some ways to get relief.

An Injury Incurred During Exercise

If you are an athlete, you may be prone to knee injury, especially if you’re new to the sport or haven’t warmed up properly before playing. Participating in a sport that requires lateral movement, jumping, or twisting such as basketball, tennis, figure skating, golf, or volleyball can result in sprained or torn ligaments. Runner’s knee is also a common overuse injury in — you guessed it — runners.

Knee-related injuries can range from minor issues that sideline you for a few days to serious conditions that require surgery, and may even take you out of the game permanently. If you are an athlete and your knees hurt, get yourself checked out to avoid further damage.

Excess Weight or Lack of Activity

On the other hand, people who are very sedentary may also experience knee pain. This goes double for folks who are carrying excess weight, which puts additional strain on the joints, the knees in particular. Try to take off some of the pounds to save your knees.

It’s important to move the body regularly to prevent injury and pain. To prevent knee pain, work on strengthening the leg muscles. Core stability is also important.

Pain Elsewhere in the Body

Everything in your body is connected. When you have an injured foot, an arthritic hip, or back strain, it’s quite possible that your knees hurt too. This is simply because your body isn’t in alignment, or you’re moving in unusual ways to overcompensate.

The remedy for this type of ancillary knee pain is pretty simple: address the initial problem. Consulting a chiropractor can also bring relief if your knees hurt because of your hip, foot, or back pain.

Arthritis

Did you know there are over 100 separate types of arthritis? Pain from any of them can be debilitating. Luckily, knee pain due to arthritis is treatable without the need for medication, joint replacement surgery, or corticosteroid injections with noninvasive treatments such as the Laser Knee Pain Protocol offered at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages(R).

A Previous Injury

If you tore your ACL or dislocated your kneecap when you are younger, that might be the reason your knees hurt. Although the human body is pretty resilient, the knees are more easily re-injured than other joints — in part because they do so much of the “heavy lifting” of walking, moving, and just daily life.

Wearing braces during physical activity can both protect your knees from further injury and keep them from hurting because of the old one.

Do Your Knees Hurt?

If you have injured your knee or feel that your knees hurt due to old age or inactivity, Davis Clinic of Chiropractic can help! Our compassionate, experienced staff can also provide relief from knee pain associated with arthritis, a torn meniscus, a knee sprain or strain, bursitis, tendonitis, or wear and tear. Give us a call today to learn more about our nonsurgical, drug-free knee pain treatments.


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May 22, 2018 Weight Loss

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered what happened to the old you? The one that was younger, fitter, and thirty pounds lighter?

Sometimes it seems like poor habits or long work hours catch up with us overnight. You get caught up in your career and your life only to one day wake up and realize you no longer recognize the reflection in your mirror. Somewhere in between the sedentary desk job, the dinner dates, and those countless hours of lost sleep, you piled on pounds you never expected to gain.

Thankfully, there is a safe, easy way to burn fat without laboring for months at the gym or going under the knife. If traditional weight loss solutions aren’t for you, it may be time to consider Zerona.

What is Zerona?

Zerona is a revolutionary non-invasive laser therapy designed to eliminate unnecessary body fat. The end result is a more sculpted figure without the dangerous side effects or difficult recovery of surgical procedures like liposuction.

How Does Zerona Laser Therapy Work?

Zerona laser therapy uses cold lasers set upon a low level in order to target and eliminate fat cells from the body. This gentler approach avoids unsightly scarring or swelling that are common side effects of harsher laser treatments.

Because it is non-invasive, there is no need for inpatient care. It’s cheaper than traditional lipo procedures while eliminating the need for recovery after treatment.

Just how cheap is this procedure? Consider this: most liposuction surgeries cost around $4,000. In contrast, Zerona is only a fraction of the cost which combined with its efficiency and safety make it a preferred option for most patients seeking a quick and effective weight loss solution and alternative to liposuction.

Zerona is broken down into multiple out-patient treatment sessions spread out across the span of several weeks depending on what your specialists prescribes for you.

How to Choose the Right Chiropractor for Your Zerona Laser Therapy

Like any procedure, it’s important to do your research before selecting the right chiropractor for your procedure. Then set up a consultation with the provider you prefer. Ask to see their previous work. He or she should be able to showcase before and after photos of patients who have received Zerona in order to demonstrate the type of results you can expect.

Make sure you discuss all of your question and concerns with the provider before opting into a laser fat removal treatment. It’s important that you feel comfortable with the procedure before receiving it, but a chiropractor can only put you at ease if you communicate clearly with him or her.

Zerona in The Villages(R)

Zerona is a safe treatment option for many patients and an effective alternative to liposuction. At the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages(R) Florida, our Zerona treatment combined with our weight loss programs, have helped patients lose up to 40 pounds and 25 inches in as little as 6 weeks!

Do you live in the Ocala, Florida area and are you interested in taking advantage of this revolutionary laser therapy?

Contact Davis Clinic of Chiropractic at (352) 430-2121 to set up a Zerona weight loss consultation today.


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May 3, 2018 Neck Pain

Your neck needs your help. Though our smartphones have opened up new worlds of entertainment and information, the constant looking-down posture has given many people a bad case of “text-neck“, and you may be one of them.

The average smartphone user spends 5 hours every day on their smartphone (or other electronic devices). This can cause a lot of strain on your neck, back, and overall posture.

In fact, there’s a good chance that you’re looking down at your phone even now as you read this article! And though you may not feel it now, countless hours of your neck and head constantly pointed downward will put you at risk for unwanted aches and pains in the future. Even if the pain isn’t yet present, you might not appreciate the poor posture habits that come from a life of looking downwards.

So if you’re wondering how to fix neck posture issues before neck pain arises, consider these beneficial tips:

Change Your Viewing Habits

For those curious about how to fix neck posture due to smartphone usage, the answer is simple: look up. Instead of always holding your phone down near your lap, try to keep your phone at eye level whenever possible. This may seem awkward at first and will take some practice, but your neck will thank you.

Take a few minutes after using your phone to stretch your neck by gently looking all the way to your left and all the way to your right 10 times each. This will help prevent stiffness in the neck by keeping those muscles stretched.

Embrace the Double Chin

Though the look of a double chin may be due to a week jaw and poor neck posture, double chin exercises can actually be good for your posture. Known as “chin tucks”, the movement of sitting tall and carefully pulling your chin and head back to create a double chin effect can help to pull your head into proper alignment.

Perform 10 reps an hour of pulling your chin and head inwards and then releasing your chin forward again.

Strengthen Your Back

Your back and your neck work together as one to create good posture, so exercises that strengthen your back will work to fix your neck posture as well.

Shoulder blade pinches are great for improving neck and back posture. While standing or sitting straight, pinch your shoulder blades together as closely as you can and hold for a few seconds. You should feel the front of your shoulders roll back and align. Release and repeat the process 10 times every hour to see real improvement.

Seek Real Relief

Even though these exercises can make you more aware of your poor posture, it’s always good to see a professional to make sure your spine isn’t out of alignment. A visit to a good chiropractor can do wonders for your neck and back pain and help prevent further injury.

If you need to know how to fix neck posture problems, the best answer is to see someone who can do the job for you. Find real relief by contacting us.


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April 19, 2018 Back Surgery

No matter what kind of surgery you get, there will be a risk of something going wrong. You’re willing to take that risk because you believe it’s worth the opportunity to fix a serious issue that’s been causing you a lot of pain and health issues.

Complications from back surgery are especially worrisome because the spinal cord is such an important part of your body’s functionality.

If you’re having ongoing pain after undergoing spinal surgery, you could be experiencing some of the common complications from back surgery.

In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the possible complications you could be dealing with.

3 Complications From Back Surgery

The origin of issues with the back and spinal cord can be difficult to pinpoint without the help of a doctor, but here are three common back surgery complications you could be experiencing.

1. Infection

As with any surgery, there is always the risk of infection because you are working with open wounds and bacteria can easily get into your bloodstream. To prevent infections, antibiotics are often prescribed before you undergo surgery. However, infections can still occur in a small number of back surgeries.

If the incision wound looks abnormal and does not seem to be healing, but rather getting worse, you may have an infection. If it’s only an external infection, this can be easily treated with antibiotics.

If you experience symptoms like fever, chills, and increasing back pain, you may have a more severe infection. If the infection spreads into your spinal cord, this is much more dangerous and may require an operation to drain the fluids. Call a doctor immediately if you believe you have an infection.

2. Dural Tear

There is a sac of membrane tissue that covers the spinal cord called dura mater. If surgery is being performed on the spine, it is quite common for dural tears to occur. Usually, the surgeon will notice the tear during surgery and fix the issue right away. But sometimes, these tears can go unnoticed, leading to complications later on.

If you have a dural tear, fluid will leak from the membrane sac and cause spinal headaches and potentially lead to infection. Typically, the leaking fluid will seal the tear on its own. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to go back in for another operation to have it re-sealed.

3. Nerve Injury

When performing surgery on the spine, the biggest complication that can occur is damaging the nerves. The nerves in the spine are so important to our body’s functionality, which is why nerve damage can lead to paralysis.

Nerve damage is common in back surgeries and can occur from bruising or accidental scalpel cuts.

If you’re experiencing numbness, tingling, difficulty walking, or neuropathic pain, these are some of the signs you’ve experienced nerve damage from your surgery. Nerves can and usually will repair itself, but it may take a long time. If the nerve does not repair itself, then the nerve damage may be permanent.

For More Information

If you are having ongoing issues after getting back surgery, call your doctor to find out exactly what it is. Spinal issues are complicated and can be dangerous and harmful if not treated right away.

If you have any more questions about common complications from back surgery or would like to avoid back surgery, please contact us today.


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