If you suffered a back injury, you may struggle to move around as you used to without pain. You may have trouble walking, bending, or even standing for long periods. Our team of health care professionals at Specific Care Chiropractic can create a customized treatment plan for you.
We serve residents in Deerfield Beach of all ages, from young children to seniors and everyone in between. Our kind, compassionate team can help you feel better using various healing techniques, including chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy. We will create your Deerfield Beach back injury treatment plan based on the circumstances and specifics of your injury.
We Use Both Chiropractic and Physiotherapy to Treat Back Injuries
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we use two kinds of therapies—chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy. If you have muscular injuries, both treatments can help you recover your mobility and comfort.
If you are new to chiropractic adjustments, we will help you understand how the process works. These adjustments are non-invasive, with no surgery required. A trained professional will perform manual spinal manipulation to realign your spine and relieve your back pain.
Working on your back injury requires care and detail when making spinal adjustments. Before we begin, we will perform X-rays to assess your situation. These X-rays will give us a clear picture of how to proceed with your treatment. We can also provide corrective care as your treatment progresses, making additional adjustments as needed.
Physiotherapy may also offer you significant relief. It is a physical rehabilitation method that involves:
- Rehabilitative exercises
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
Based on your needs, you may spend time in our Rehab Room learning various exercises and stretches to increase strength and flexibility in your back. In addition, we also teach certain exercises that you can do from the comfort of your home to continue your recovery.
How Our Back Injury Rehabilitation Works
If you were involved in a collision or other accident that injured your back, your spine and muscles may require treatment to ensure proper healing. Every back injury treatment plan for our patients is unique, but each typically involves the following four rehabilitative phases.
The Acute Phase
In this phase, we pinpoint the main area of your back’s injury. Then, our staff may use a variety of techniques to help relieve your discomfort. Techniques include:
- Adjustments – We can make chiropractic adjustments to improve your joint mobility and properly realign your back.
- Stretching – By learning specific stretching exercises, your muscles will be encouraged to grow and relieve tightness and tension, giving you relief.
- Massage – A licensed massage therapist will perform specific massages appropriate for your injury.
The Rehab Phase
After the initial acute phase helps relieve some of your pain, our team will continue to use a combination of adjustments, massages, and stretching. The key difference in this phase is your physician may make adjustments specific to your injury and physiology and introduce some light exercises.
This phase will vary in length. Flare-ups are also normal as part of the healing process. The main factor in deciding the length of this phase is how your body responds to initial treatment. Our team will want to see you advance in your healing so you can physically handle advanced treatments in the later phases.
The Strengthening Phase
As your recovery progresses, your muscles and joints will increase in flexibility and strength. From there, you will be able to move on to the strengthening phase. This means your body has progressed to the point where your physician can move you to more aggressive forms of therapy.
While you undoubtedly want to improve as quickly as possible, going into the strengthening phase too soon can result in re-injury and prolong your recovery time. To ensure your healing continues, we won’t clear you for the strengthening phase until our physicians evaluate your progress and ensure you are ready.
During this phase, our team may prescribe:
- Additional corrective care to lift any residual pain
- Weightlifting, longer exercise times, or other muscle-building techniques
- Deep tissue massage techniques
MMI (Maximum Medical Improvement) Phase
You enter this phase when you can resume your regular duties at your job and other activities your injury prohibited. This phase indicates that you no longer require additional care. The goal of this phase is for you to feel as you did before your accident or injury. We may prescribe activities and exercises to help you maintain this recovery.
We Work With Attorneys to Help Our Patients Seek Damages
Our team at Specific Care Chiropractic has years of experience working with attorneys to help our clients build personal injury cases. Many of our patients’ injuries result from accidents or negligence by other parties.
In situations where a liable third party caused your injury, such as a car accident, medical documentation may be necessary to secure compensation. We can help your case by providing:
- Medical records
- Copies of X-rays
- A detailed summation of your injuries
- Records of your treatment costs
These and other documents can show the opposing party the validity of your claims. If you are considering starting a personal injury case, we want to help.
Will an Accident Case Settlement Cover My Back Injury Treatments?
If your attorney succeeds in winning your case, some of the compensation could apply toward your treatment. The exact amount or percentage depends on the specifics of your financial recovery.
In addition, Specific Care Chiropractic offers a variety of payment plans and options. If you are concerned with being able to afford your treatment, you can contact us today to discuss your options.
Schedule Your Deerfield Beach Back Injury Treatment Today
There’s no reason to continue suffering from chronic back pain. Our caring team at Specific Care Chiropractic serves Deerfield Beach and the surrounding communities, and we are ready to start your recovery journey.
We can assess your injury and outline a comprehensive treatment plan for you. We’ll explain everything in our plan so you know exactly what to expect. Call us at (239) 369-9109 to find out how we can help you get back to living life on your terms.