Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

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Treating Spinal Cord Injury with Chiropractic Care

Getting a spinal cord injury can be a life-changing event, as it often has long-lasting impacts and can significantly affect your day-to-day life. If you have a spinal cord injury, you may experience dramatic changes in your physical strength, permanent changes in the sensations you feel, and changes in your body functions below where the injury occurred. This can dramatically affect your quality of life and often your mental health, as typically you cannot do the same tasks you could before. 

The right treatments and rehabilitation plans can help your mental and emotional state while you work to recover physically. If you are a patient who may require further treatment, we work closely with some of the best spine specialists and surgeons in South Florida in order to offer you the best possible treatment plan for your injury. 

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At our Miami & Hollywood Accident Clinic, our highly experienced team are experts  in treating the following injuries:

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Your health and recovery is our #1 priority! At our complete accident injury clinic, our therapists, injury chiropractors, and specialists all work together to provide you with the best recovery program for your accident injuries. 

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Treatments we offer to treat your injuries

We provide the following services to help to recover from your accident injuries.

 Our licensed  Chiropractors are experts in spinal manipulation to treat back pain & neck pain, regardless of the cause.

Our licensed therapists will tailor your therapy program around your specific needs while continuing to challenge you and help you regain your strength and mobility.

Our massage therapists will work through the layers of  the muscles to eliminate any tension and work to improve blood flow on any areas of injury

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Learn More about Treatmenting for Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries occur when there is damage to the spinal cord. These injuries are typically incredibly serious and are a type of physical trauma that can cause other ailments, not to mention affecting your mental and emotional health. 

The spinal cord is a bunch of nerves that are protected by the vertebrae which spread from the base of the brain down to the top of the buttocks. When the spinal cord gets injured, the messages it sends—including how to move limbs and extremities and perceive pain—from the brain to the entire body cannot get through, resulting in some or all impulses and messages being blocked, depending on the severity and location of the injury. This means there is a complete loss of mobility or feeling beneath the location of the injury. 

The spinal cord is made up of four sections: cervical, lumbar, thoracic, and sacral. Depending on the location of the injury, a different section may be affected, causing a different kind of injury. 

Cervical spinal cord injuries occur in the top section of the spinal cord, closer to the brain and above the shoulders. These types of injuries are often the most severe as they affect a greater portion of the body. 

Thoracic spinal cord injuries occur in the upper to mid-section of the back, affecting 12 vertebrae that control muscles in the upper chest, mid-back, and abdominals, as well as the nerves that affect the abdominal and back muscles. These types of injuries usually result in loss of lower back and leg functions but not hand and arm functions. 

Lumbar spinal cord injuries occur in the bigger section of the back, affecting five vertebrae that control the muscles and functions of the hips, legs, knees, and feet. These types of injuries usually result in a lack of strength and control of functions below the hips.

Sacral spinal cord injuries occur in just above the tailbone, affecting the nerves in the hips, groin, thighs, buttocks, and perineal areas. These types of injuries result in loss of function in the hips and legs, as well as control of bowel and bladder functions, but will typically still allow the person to walk.

Spinal cord injuries often come from being involved in a bad accident or an unpredictable occurrence of violence. The common causes of spinal cord injuries can include:

    • Trauma from a car accident, especially when the trauma occurs in the face, head, neck, shoulders, back, or chest
    • Falling from a great height
    • Injuries from a contact sport
    • Diving into shallow water and hitting the bottom 
    • Violent assaults or attacks like a gunshot or a stabbing
    • Electrical accidents
    • Severe twisting of the torso

Spinal cord injury symptoms depend on the severity of the injury and the place of the injury along your spinal cord. Complete injuries mean all feelings and ability to control movements are gone, starting from below the location of the injury. Incomplete injuries mean some functionalities and feelings still remain below the location of the injury. 

The symptoms of a spinal cord injury may include:

  • Issues walking
  • Loss of control of your bowels or bladder
  • Loss of the ability to move your arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Feeling numbness or tingling spreading in your extremities
  • Headaches
  • Signs of shock
  • Stiffness, pressure, and pain in your back and neck area
  • Unnatural head positioning
  • Unconsciousness

Unfortunately, permanent and complete recovery and reversal from spinal cord injuries is not yet possible. Researchers are hard at work trying to eventually find a way to regenerate or improve the nerves that are damaged after a spinal cord injury, but until then, treatment typically focuses on preventing further injuries and pain. 

While every person suffering from a spinal cord injury has unique treatment requirements, six months after the diagnosis is generally the recommended timeframe to wait before starting rehabilitation with chiropractic care. 

The chiropractic care we offer for spinal cord injuries can help reduce back, neck and joint pain, can align the vertebrae and alleviate pressure on the spinal cord in order to improve blood flow and reduce pain and swelling. Our doctors and chiropractic physicians at Icon Medical Centers are experienced with spinal cord injury treatment options and can help you with your treatment plan.

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