If your doctor ever diagnosed you with the narrowing of the blood vessels, severe osteoarthritis, or thyroid problems, then there is a chance they may have also said neck surgery is an option. Yes, it is an option, but just because something is an option doesn't make it the best option or even a good option.
Now, you should be aware that the neck is much more fragile than the shoulder or the knee, as well as many other parts of the body, so performing neck surgery comes with very high risks. It's important to know the risks because complications in neck surgery can change your life. And not for the better!
In order to help you make the best decision for yourself, over the next two weeks we'll look at those risks. We'll also offer an alternative to you, which will allow you to go on living your life risk free and pain free.
Dysfunctional Complications - The loss of sex drive or other sexual problems is a very significant risk of this type of surgery. Dysfunctional problems due to this type of surgery may also lead to complications with one's bladder or bowels.
Medical Complications - There is always the risk of damage to the spinal cord, which may cause blood clots, a heart attack, stroke, or possibly death during surgery.
Abnormal Bleeding - Some people experience excessive or abnormal bleeding after the surgery. A medical transfusion is often administered, so more serious medical complications, including the possibility of death, do not occur.
Of course, you're taking a risk when you take a walk down the street or eat an ice cream cone. Life is full of risks, and there may be times when neck surgery is unavoidable, but that doesn't mean we should take risks we don't need to take. Neck surgery should be a last resort, not an option of convenience.
Luckily, upper cervical chiropractic is a gentle and specific type of chiropractic, meaning there is no cracking or popping of the spine, that offers many people an alternative to such a risky type of surgery. This method focuses on spinal correction and has a very high success rate at offering people relief from neck pain, so they can avoid neck or back surgery.
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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They 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, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at https://bayareanuccacare.com/