How to Improve Natural Recovery After Surgery
Surgery is stressful on the body. Once the surgery is over and it is time to recover, you will have post-op instructions and probably some medications to help. However, if you can increase your body's ability to heal on its own and reduce your need to use medication, you can feel better much sooner and not have to worry about possible side effects from the medication. Our team at Multicare Health Clinic in Sioux City can help you with your post-surgery recovery.
Stress Is the Target
Relaxing and taking it easy by not lifting too much and not doing anything strenuous are two of the main components of most post-op instructions. However, if you are worried about the outcome of the surgery, or if there is another issue causing problems in your life, you could be psychologically stressed even if you do nothing but lay in bed. This mental stress creates physical tension. The tension can be subtle, but it is there. That tension in turn makes it a little more difficult for your body to devote its healing resources to the physical healing from the surgery.
When your post-surgery recovery starts to look like it is not going so well, then you may feel more worry and stress. The stress-tension cycle just continues to feed itself. This mental stress needs to go away. One avenue is to address the mental stress directly and try to learn coping strategies. Another avenue is to address the physical tension to break the cycle. With chiropractic treatment, you can make your muscles relax, enabling your body to concentrate on healing the physical trauma from the surgery. A better recovery also means that your mental stress levels can lessen a bit, which makes you more relaxed.
Get Chiropractic Care in Sioux City, IA
Our chiropractors at Multicare Health Clinic can further discuss how your health and ability to recover can benefit from natural chiropractic care. Call us today at (712) 276-4325 to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors.