Before you agree to an elective surgery, you should always consider your options. Neck surgery, in particular, can be dangerous. However, if you have been diagnosed with thyroid problems, osteoarthritis, or narrowing blood vessels, you may not see another option.
First, let’s consider some of the risks of neck surgery. Then we will look at a noninvasive option that has proven successful for many.
Complications of Neck Surgery
Let’s look at three types of complications that can come up during a neck surgery.
- Medical Complications – Any time a person goes under the knife, there are risks. When it comes to the neck, you have to add to that the risk of spinal cord damage. The end result could be anything from a heart attack to a stroke. Spinal cord damage can throw clots to just about any part of the body, even resulting in death on the operating table.
- Abnormal Bleeding – When too much bleeding occurs during surgery, doctors often resort to a transfusion. This can add additional variables to the recovery including compatibility issues and blood borne diseases. This can seriously lengthen recovery time, and even have long-term effects.
- Dysfunctional Complications – Dysfunction following surgery can affect everything from bladder and bowel function to sexual function.
A Noninvasive Alternative
Don’t get me wrong, the risk of an accident exists every day, and we can’t let that cause us never to leave home. At the same time, there is no need to take unnecessary risks. So let’s look at a non-invasive way to fix neck issues. Then you can keep surgery as a true last resort instead of jumping into it prematurely.
Upper cervical chiropractic care has been successful in helping numerous neck conditions as well as conditions that affect the vascular and nervous systems. Dr. Kerry Johnson of Apple Valley, Minnesota is one such specially trained doctor.
Don’t confuse upper cervical chiropractic with general chiropractic. This is a very specific form of upper neck adjustment that offers a very high rate of success. Schedule a consult with Dr. Johnson to see if upper cervical chiropractic is a viable option for you.
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Johnson Spinal Care and Associates are Apple Valley Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Our NUCCA Clinic has helped many people find natural relief from post-concussion syndrome in Apple Valley, Minnesota. We are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on our website at http://www.johnsonspinalcare.com