failed back surgery? These are Your Options

After failed back surgery a must-read is the small e-book 'Be Careful About Back Surgery' by sarah KeyTo avoid very-possible heartache read Sarah Key's 'BE CAREFUL ABOUT BACK SURGERY' before going under the knife

Be totally prepared beforehand, because your options after failed back surgery are limited

Sarah Key's small e-book Be Careful About Back Surgery will give you a lot of information on the indications for surgery with the different spinal conditions ~ with specific signs and symptoms you yourself can identify. The book discusses the pitfalls with spinal surgery and each surgical procedure and the common adverse outcomes.

Take heart! there is effective treatment after failed back surgery 

Although conservative treatment is more difficult after failed back surgery, gentle manual spinal mobilisation should be exhausted before further surgery is contemplated. For reasons we don't quite understand, the effect of the laying on of hands can be quite profound, with gentle manual techniques to mobilise spinal tissues greatly reducing pain levels and muscle coordination becoming more optimal. 

The incidence of failed back surgery makes it all the more important too to be careful about going there in the first place ~ and knowing as much as you can about your other options 

Hands on Treatment after failed back surgery

Hands-On Therapy With Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
The aim of a therapist doing treatment for FBSS is to mobilise the spinal soft tissues themselves. Particularly with spinal fusion, these cobbled-up spines benefit greatly from the tender handling of knowing hands. You have to remember that people with this problem are a conundrum for the medical profession and nobody, quite literally, wants to touch them. Even spouses are frightened to lay a hand on these scarred and bolted-together backs.

Manual mobilising helps to soften the spinal tissues so the various structures (the nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, muscle, fascia and fat) can pull away from one another where they are glued together by the scarring and adhesions. This makes it easier for the tissues to move within the constraints of the spinal fusion and usually helps make FBSS pain levels more tolerable. 

Hands tinkering gently can make a huge difference after failed back surgery

Self treatment exercises after failed back surgery

In the Brief Back Pain Treatment Videos for the Time Poor, you can see a short video of Sarah mobilising her spine, with her own hands. This video is one of a group of 6. It is part of a really important body of information to make it so much easier to see what needs doing.

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Getting moving after Failed back Surgery is the most important thing

Counter-intuitive as it may feel, if you have FBSS it's imperative you learn how to move normally again - making your back do all the more normal backy-type things. If you stay locked and rigid you may develop 'central sensitisation' as your brain runs riot with images of what's going on. The muscular rigidity above the spinal fusion makes you as brittle as a pretzel, your balance impaired and you even become more clumsy. You see danger at every turn. The mounting muscular tension causes rising pain messages, unable to be diluted by any other sensory input.

The Table Stretch lengthens the spine and loosens the spinal nerves caught and matted in adhesions

Bending and moving freely is a challenge after failed back surgery but it strengthens the deep spinal muscles and loosens nerves embedded in scar tissue 

As all the spine's muscles start working fluently again and its soft-tissue structures begin to stretch and pull away from each other - un-gumming  and untangling as they work themselves loose -  often strange 'new' sensations come to the fore. Bear with this and ride through it, without panicking. Keep calm and carry on.

Most patients of failed back surgery need frequent reassurance  when starting out on a personal healing journey. For example, it's quite normal to feel fleeting leg pain, which is understandably quite alarming. All you need to remember  is that you must go through this in order to come out the other end  . . . and that although many people are fed up with taking pills, it's as well to read about medication during rehabilitation

NOTE: It is wise to get your treating doctor's approval before embarking on this.

Full Spinal Bending gives the discs a drink while recovery back up to to vertical again recruits the deep spinal muscles that knit the spinal segments together

Bending over and unfurling back to vertical strengthens the deep spinal muscles and prevents segmental instability. It's always frightening to begin with

Learning to move again when you've been literally rigid with pain is a challenge. You will need courage and confidence. Included in the video package below is a short video on 'learning to bend again'. This is important after both spinal fusion and disc removal (discectomy). Seeing it and hearing Sarah explain in depth, with pictures, is the safest way to go. 

Download 'The Complete Back Pain Video Package' to learn Sarah Key's self-help treatment methods and see all her exercises demonstrated

Complete Spinal Package consists of 13 videos. They are a complete compilation for total spinal rehabilitation

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