FAILED BACK SURGERY SYNDROME
AGE: 16 Years Old
The patient underwent spinal fusion surgery (T3-L3). He wasn’t offered any rehabilitation before or after the surgery.
The patient was pain-free before the surgery. Following the surgery, he started to suffer with head, neck and back pain.
The patient has deep hyperlordosis above and below the fusion. This needs to be eliminated (with Spiral Stabilization) otherwise it will lead to a more rapid degeneration of the spine, especially in the segments above and below the fusion.
The patient’s head is bent to the side due to tension and tightness in the neck which needs to be relaxed and stretched.
The patient completed 2 weeks of the inpatient treatment programme at the Spiral Stabilization clinic.
The results are clearly visible. The treatment focused on aligning the head and neck to an axis and the activation and strengthening of spiral muscle chains and the abdominal wall. We stretched the neck, chest, hip flexors and anterior upper leg tightness.
It is important for patients who have undergone spinal fusion surgery to spirally stabilise the body and postpone the development of degenerative changes within the spine.
Spiral Stabilization exercises provide a regeneration programme for life.
AGE: 24 Years Old
This patient had scoliosis and he had undergone spinal fusion surgery. He was pain-free before the surgery and suffered with severe back pain after the surgery. There was also a pneumothorax (collapsed lung) complication during the surgery. He was taking strong painkillers and antidepressants for a year.
After a year the fusion did not heal, an abscess (infection) developed and the fusion had to be removed. The patient was not able to walk after the second surgery. Rehabilitation treatments made no difference.
The patient was taught Spiral Stabilization exercises by his massage therapist who also used Spiral Stabilization manual therapy techniques to reduce painful muscle spasms in paravertebral muscles and to stretch mobile segments of the lumbar spine.
He now exercises in individual and group sessions. He can now walk again and is pain-free.
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