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    I have recently had back surgery when can I see a chiropractor?

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    Dr Matthew Wall


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    Chiropractic is recognised as a safe and effective treatment for a range of common problems. It is frequently used  by people who have undergone back surgery and by people about to undergo back surgery and there are plenty of cases where surgeons advise a trial of chiropractic care before they will consider surgery.
    The delay required between surgery and a visit to your chiropractor really depends on the extent and purpose of the surgery.
    For instance, someone may undergo a lengthy dental proceedure in the morning and see their chiropractor in the afternoon to have their neck and jaw checked. While another person who has been involved in a severe motor vehicle accident may be advised to wait up to 6 weeks for fractures to heal before even moving.

    So it really depends on what has happened as to how long one should wait.

    In any case, check with your chiropractor and your surgeon or doctor and they will let you know how soon you can be seen.

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