Preventing Surgery with Conservative Care
After diving a little bit deeper in the history of chiropractic and physical therapy in our previous blog posts, it seems only fitting to next explore how these therapies can benefit you, especially if you’re considering surgery!
As we age or sustain injuries or accidents, our bodies may need some extra care. This is completely natural and normal, and nothing to be ashamed about! What is not normal is how many people really believe that their only choice to help with their injuries and pain is surgery. This simply is not true. There is another option you can take before having to jump into an expensive operating room: conservative care!
What is conservative care?
Conservative care, by definition, is treatment that does not involve surgeries or overly invasive treatments. When you think conservative care, think about what we do - chiropractic, physical therapy and acupuncture!
When it comes to conservative care, the main goal is to help reduce pain and improve function. Physical therapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists are able to provide you with a specialized treatment plan for your problem. This may consist of one or more of the many tools in their bag, such as adjustments, exercises, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, acupuncture, traction or non-surgical spinal decompression to help you avoid surgery!
Conservative care has also been associated with providing a more holistic approach to health and wellness. You can read more holistic wellness articles on our blog right here!
Does conservative care prevent surgery?
Short answer: Maybe! We at BC + PT definitely urge our patients to be aware that depending on your injury or condition, you might need to have surgery eventually. However, there are a significant number of people who go straight into surgery before trying or even knowing that they may have other options! We want you to be able to explore all of your options and become an advocate for yourself.
What we do know for certain is that conservative care is definitely less expensive than surgery. While conservative therapy and surgery share the same goal of helping you feel better, their approach is different. Conservative care may require you to invest time in a treatment plan, but is less risky than surgery. Also, recovery from your therapy appointments is much quicker than recovery from a major surgery.
In the spirit of exploring all of your options, know that we have physical therapy, chiropractic and acupuncture services available. Our reviews will tell you- these are excellent services! It’s important to talk with your doctor about what options are available and do your own research as well.
Conservative care and surgery
However, if surgery is your choice, no worries! Conservative care can also help with pre- and post-operative situations. Each patient is different and requires a different approach, so if you choose the surgery route, we can support you after your operation.
Therapies like physical therapy, chiropractic care and acupuncture can all complement your post-surgery care plan to help facilitate a quicker recovery. These details are something you should explore with your physician to create a roadmap to your own healing.
Conservative care in Buffalo
Here at BC + PT we are proud to offer acupuncture, chiropractic and physical therapy under the conservative care model. Each unique profession utilizes different techniques to address different goals like reducing pain, increasing flexibility, or strengthening your muscles. By trying conservative care before scheduling surgery, you are giving your body a more natural way to heal and potentially avoid surgery. How cool is that!
Wellness is a journey, and the conservative care team here at BC + PT is here to help you! If you are considering surgery, it is worth the effort to give conservative care a try first. If you are unsure about whether or not you are a good fit for therapy, schedule a consultation for more information. Give us a call, or fill out this form today! Stop waiting and start healing!