Back injuries are a common complaint after several types of accidents. Whether you got into a car accident on Cape Coral Bridge or threw your back out while lifting something heavy at work, a back injury can cause significant inconvenience and pain in your day-to-day life. However, with chiropractic treatment, you can get on a pathway toward recovery and relieve the discomfort you feel.
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we offer chiropractic care and physiotherapy for back injuries. We invite people to come in for a first appointment to get examined by one of our physicians and to discuss a potential treatment plan that will help you regain mobility and function in your back.
Call (239) 369-9109 to schedule your appointment and get the best Cape Coral back injury treatment.
We Offer Various Chiropractic Adjustment Techniques to Treat Back Injuries
If you are suffering from an injured back, our chiropractors can conduct spinal manipulation to relieve your pain. This procedure involves performing a series of chiropractic adjustments to move vertebrae back into alignment with the spinal cord, which can relieve tension on the surrounding muscles and nerves.
We practice the following chiropractic adjustment techniques:
- Diversified adjustments, including seated diversified
- Thompson Drop-Table Technique
- Sacral-Occipital Technique (SOT)
- Side posture
- Toggle recoil
If we notice your back pain extends to your extremities, such as your hips, we can also perform manual manipulation in those areas. The Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society noted that spinal manipulation through adjustments can help patients experience pain relief in their backs and reduce the need for pain relief and anti-inflammatory medicines.
Physiotherapy Treatments We May Use for Your Injured Back
Physiotherapy helps patients increase muscle strength and flexibility, allowing them to heal the functional damage caused by their injury. Spinal Cord confirmed the benefits of physiotherapy for back-related injuries, noting that this type of treatment will enable patients to build strength in the muscles around the spinal cord.
As such, our physicians may practice one or more of the following types of physical therapy methods to treat your back injury:
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM)
- Stretching and strengthening exercise therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Corrective care
- Massage therapy
When you come to our Cape Coral location for back injury treatment, we discuss our methods while going over X-ray images of your injuries. This allows you to better understand how the treatment you’ll receive will target certain areas of your body. If you have additional questions, our physicians will be happy to answer them.
The Four Stages of the Rehabilitation Process
When you suffer a back injury and live with chronic back pain, it can seem like recovery is a pipe dream. It doesn’t have to be. Through chiropractic care, our physicians can realign your spine and strengthen your back muscles so that you can function regularly again.
Still, rehabilitation for an injured back can be a long, painful process that requires patience and will. You can expect to go through the following stages:
The initial phase of your rehabilitation will focus on relieving as much pain as possible with specific chiropractic adjustments. One of our physicians will instruct you on how to relieve tension in your back through exercise, which should also help reduce pain and increase flexibility in your body.
As your body heals and your spinal cord readjusts into proper position, you may experience painful flare-ups. This is a normal aspect of rehabilitation, as recovery often requires adjustments in techniques to meet the needs of the patient’s body. Our physicians will monitor your progress, teach you new exercises to practice at home, and continue your healing process.
Eventually, you will reach the third phase of rehabilitation, which allows you to focus on growing your muscles and strengthening them. During this stage, we can advance our chiropractic techniques to address issues in your back and increase exercise difficulty so that your back muscles learn how to hold the weight of your body without strain.
Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) Phase
When you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI), you will be at the end of your rehabilitation, as this is the medical standard for finalizing treatment for a patient. Essentially, this means you should feel about the same or better than how you felt before injuring your back. Reaching MMI means you can return to regular activities, including work, without needing to continue treatment.
We want to guide each patient we take in Cape Coral throughout their recovery. We want to heal your back injury and help you feel healthy again.
We Can Work With Your Personal Injury Lawyer If You Are Building a Legal claim
As mentioned, many types of accidents can cause victims to injure their backs or spinal cord, which can lead to long-term and even permanent damage. However, if you were involved in an accident caused by a negligent party, you may be entitled to pursue compensation through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
For example, let’s say you got into an accident on the corner of Cape Coral Parkway and Santa Barbara Boulevard because another driver ran a red light. You may be entitled to sue them to cover your medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages, including income loss.
How we can help your lawyer with your personal injury case:
If you mention that you are preparing a legal claim against a liable party for your back injury, our team at Specific Care Chiropractic can cooperate with your efforts by:
- Sending copies of your medical records to your attorney once you give permission
- Sending copies of our medical invoices for the treatment we perform
- Calculating estimates for future treatment costs based on your projected treatment plan
- Writing a detailed treatment plan for your injury based on its severity and how long it will take to heal
- Sending copies of your X-ray images and other test results
- Providing testimony for your case
If your lawyer requests other forms of evidence from our facility, we will accommodate as much as possible.
Call Our Office to Schedule Your Cape Coral Back Injury Treatment Today
If a back injury now forces you to suffer from chronic pain, inflammation, and mobility limitations, consider getting chiropractic treatment at Specific Care Chiropractic‘s Cape Coral location. We can examine how severe your back injury is and create a treatment plan to improve your condition and relieve your pain.
Call (239) 369-9109 today to schedule your first appointment.