Just because you have had spinal surgery does not mean that you are not a good candidate for chiropractic care, even if the surgery involved screws, rods, or fusion. Most spinal surgeries result in a loss of motion to that particular segment. This means that the joints above and below have to move twice as often and twice as far. Consequently they will wear out twice as fast or sooner, particularly if these joints were not 100% healthy to begin with. This is why spinal pain often returns three to five years later after the surgery. Chiropractic treatment can usually prevent this, ensuring the patient a pain free lifestyle.