Whether you suffer from a bulged disc, scoliosis, a fracture, or any other type of back injury, it can impede your quality of life. What’s more, you may have to reduce your working hours, cut back on the activities you love, or even have trouble walking. Don’t think you have to continue living with this pain and these setbacks. Allow Specific Care Chiropractic to get you started on a treatment plan.
Our chiropractors at our Boca Raton location treat patients with a wide range of back injuries. We employ different chiropractic adjustment techniques and physiotherapy to help you get back to your pre-injury state—or even better than that. You can learn more about what we can do for you when you call to book an appointment with our Boca Raton back injury treatment team.
An Overview of Our Boca Raton Back Injury Treatment Plan
If you hurt your back while lifting some heavy, in a car accident, or in a slip and fall incident, our physicians can develop a treatment plan that meets your specific needs. Generally speaking, these back injury treatments consist of four phases:
The Acute Phase
During our first few visits, we will go over your situation and pinpoint the source of the back pain so that we can provide immediate relief to your pain.
Some techniques we may use include:
- Adjustments: Based on how serious your injury is, your age, and other factors, one of our physicians can perform a chiropractic adjustment to help realign your spine, improve joint mobility, and relieve nerve irritation.
- Massage Therapy: A licensed massage therapist will apply pressure to your body to help relax your muscles.
- Stretches: Our physician will show you some stretches that will help relieve the tension that your back injury inflicts on you. Not only will it work to alleviate the tightness, but this technique can also increase strength and flexibility.
The Rehab Phase
We will continue to perform the methods we used in the acute phase, but we will start incorporating rehabilitation therapy. The associated techniques will work to increase stability and balance on top of improving the strength of your back.
The length of this treatment phase depends on how serious your back injury is and the progress you make. Don’t be discouraged if you experience flare-ups from time to time, as that comes with the recovery process. However, if these flare-ups become more frequent, your physician will make changes to your plan.
The Strengthening Phase
When your muscles and joints start to regain their strength, we will enter into the strengthening phase of treatment. Note that the techniques your physicians use in this phase, especially during your physical therapy sessions, will be more aggressive.
In addition, we may have you undergo:
- Further corrective chiropractic care to treat any more back pain
- Deep tissue massage therapy sessions
- Strengthening routines that may include heavier weightlifting and longer exercise sessions
Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)
This stage marks the end of your treatment. You’ve received enough care to go back to your regular activities without coming to see us. Hopefully, you feel like you did before you suffered your injury.
We encourage you to make an appointment if you have flare-ups or want to maintain your recovered state.
Studies Show That Chiropractic Care and Physiotherapy Can Help Relieve Back Pain
Different health journals have documented the effects of chiropractic treatment and physiotherapy for back injuries. Some of these studies include:
The Spine Journal
Doctors treated a group of 102 patients with at least moderate acute back pain and sciatica with disc protrusion. They held chiropractic sessions five days a week for several months. At the end of the study, the researchers found that active manipulations provided more pain relief than simulated manipulations.
Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
According to this study, the most common conditions that chiropractors treat are headaches and neck and back pain. The most reliable evidence shows that manipulative therapy is the most reasonable way to alleviate these ailments.
A group of researchers studied the effects of physiotherapy on spinal cord injury patients. They had the patients undergo resistance training programs and perform general exercises at home, including gait training. The study found that physiotherapy boosted the patients’ overall voluntary strength.
These are just three of the many studies that reflect the benefits of the treatment we provide at Specific Care Chiropractic.
Former Patients Have Left Reviews Regarding Their Time With Us
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we have helped thousands of patients work toward living a pain-free life. Take a look at some of their testimonials:
“I highly recommend them above anyone as a first stop. The staff and Dr.s are friendly and caring. And even without insurance they are extremely affordable. Thank you to all the staff for providing answers and some relief from my pain.” —Jennifer L.
“I love this place! Dr Rivera is wonderful and so is everyone in the office. I was in a lot of pain in my low back when I walked in. Within a very short period of time I was feeling fine and back to normal. I will definitely return if and when I start having pain. They’re great!” —Barbara M.
Our Boca Raton back injury treatment team is ready to start helping you feel better today.
Our Boca Raton Team Can Partner With Your Personal Injury Lawyer
If you sustained a back injury due to a personal injury incident—whether it’s a traffic crash, slip and fall, or a construction accident, you could recover compensation for the resulting losses, including treatment costs for your back injury.
We are willing to work with your personal injury lawyer to support your case. Your physician can provide medical information that helps link the incident to your back injury. Such documentation can include:
- Copies of your medical records
- Invoices that list the costs of your treatment at our office
- X-ray images and other diagnostic screening results
- Testimony on the severity of your back injury, limitations, and progress
We are happy to direct you to an attorney in our network if you haven’t retained any legal representation.
Contact Specific Care Chiropractic to Begin Your Back Injury Treatment in Boca Raton
Don’t suffer from back pain any longer. Call Specific Care Chiropractic today at (239) 369-9109 to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors.