An injury to the spine can occur from trauma or may develop over the course of time. Disease may also cause spinal degeneration. Treatment could provide several benefits, including pain relief and improved range of motion.
Spine injury treatment from our Pompano Beach office could change your life. Specific Care Chiropractic provides evidence-based chiropractic care and physiotherapy treatment in a safe, comfortable environment. We’ll tailor a treatment plan to your specific symptoms and goals.
Schedule an appointment for your Pompano Beach spine injury treatment today.
What Kinds of Spinal Injuries Do We Treat?
We treat two broad categories of spinal injury:
We will conduct a thorough review of your injury. If you’re not already aware of whether your spinal injury is complete or incomplete, we’ll inform you.
Complete Spine Injuries
Complete spine injuries cause some degree of paralysis. Per Healthline, types of paralysis include:
Complete spine injuries vary in their causes, severity, and symptoms. Our team is prepared to review any complete spine injury that you have.
Incomplete Spine Injuries
Incomplete injuries affect certain parts of your body, in some cases half of the body. Your brain maintains some communication with body parts that retain their function, even under the area where you’re experiencing paralysis.
What Are the Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury?
According to Mayo Clinic, spinal cord injury symptoms can include:
- Loss of movement in affected body parts
- Altered responses to sensations like heat and cold
- Muscle spasms
- Pain, stinging, and other nerve-related pain
Our team will identify your symptoms. We’ll provide the most relief we can for your treatment-receptive symptoms.
What Pompano Beach Spine Injury Treatments Do We Offer?
Physiotherapy and chiropractic adjustments are the two primary treatments we offer. We’ll discuss the merits of these treatments during your initial appointment.
What to Know About Chiropractic Adjustments
When the spine is in misalignment, various symptoms can occur. Spinal misalignment may be contributing to your symptoms. With chiropractic adjustments, we impose controlled force to realign your spine.
We offer several types of chiropractic adjustments, including:
- Seated diversified
- Toggle recoil
- Extremity manipulation
- Side posture
- Thompson Drop-Table Technique
- Sacral-occipital technique (SOT)
Our physicians will monitor your progress after a chiropractic adjustment. As necessary, they will perform corrective care to maximize results. You should be completely informed about your treatment. We will provide thorough explanations before and during your adjustment. We remain open to any questions you have throughout the chiropractic adjustment process.
What to Know About Physiotherapy
The Journal of Physiotherapy has found that physiotherapy can help “an array of different problems” related to spinal cord injury. Physical therapy—another term for physiotherapy—may be particularly helpful for muscle weakness, muscle contractions, and poor motor control.
The physiotherapy we offer to individuals with spinal cord injuries include:
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Corrective care
- Rehabilitation therapy in our Rehab Room
- Massage therapy
- Electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM) therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
We recommend these therapies on a patient-by-patient basis. One or more physiotherapies may benefit you. Effective spine injury treatment requires a deep understanding of the patient’s circumstances. Our physicians and chiropractors serving Pompano Beach will get a full picture of your health. We’ll then work with you to provide any help that we can.
Specific Care Chiropractic Will Guide You Through the Rehabilitation Process
Spinal injuries require a great degree of patience. As you rehabilitate your injury, we’ll be right alongside you. We offer treatments that we believe will produce real results. We also offer encouragement as you seek improvement of your injury symptoms.
We generally view rehabilitation from spine injuries in four stages:
- Acute phase
- Rehabilitation phase
- Strengthening phase
- Maximum medical improvement (MMI) phase
We want you to have an idea of what awaits with each of these phases.
The acute phase is primarily about pain relief. Our physicians will focus on relieving your symptoms to the greatest possible degree. We may employ a combination of chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapies during this acute phase.
This is generally the longest of the four phases. During rehabilitation, we’ll aim to improve your strength and range of motion. We will also work towards other treatment goals. If you experience any unwanted symptoms during this phase—like flare-ups or inflammation—our physicians will address those symptoms.
We may learn what corrective care is most effective for you during the rehabilitation phase.
As the name indicates, the strengthening phase comes as your body becomes more capable. You may be able to engage in more strength-building exercises. You may also see improvement in your range of motion. Whatever your treatment goals are, the strengthening phase is a significant step towards achieving them.
Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) Phase
Once you’ve reached the MMI phase, you may be ready to return to normal life. This distinction suggests that we’ve administered all the useful treatments we can. The MMI phase may mark the end of your treatment for a spinal injury—at least with us.
We may provide instructions for you to maintain your health gains at home.
Specific Care Chiropractic Can Work With Your Personal Injury Lawyer
Some of our patients come to us after an accident. Whether it’s a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, or another event, they may plan to take legal action. If you’re dealing with an insurance claim or lawsuit—or plan to take either step—then we can work with your attorney.
We may provide your lawyer:
- X-rays, CT scans, and other images showing your injuries
- Our assessment of your injuries
- Our treatment plan
- Our assessment for how much recovery you’ll be capable of
- Any other documents or testimony that could help your case
A legal case or claim could help you get coverage for your treatment. If we can help you, we will.
Call Specific Care Chiropractic Today for an Appointment
Our team in Pompano Beach will provide a thorough assessment of your spine injury. The sooner we can administer treatment, the sooner you may experience relief. During your appointment, we will answer any questions that you have. We will also provide as much information about your treatment as we can.