A spinal injury can vary widely in terms of severity and cause. However, most spinal injuries cause significant discomfort, pain and a loss of mobility in the short and potentially the long term. Since the health and mobility of your spine is one of the most important facets of your overall health and well-being, we make it our duty to provide our patients with unparalleled support and guidance.
Spinal injuries can affect anyone. In fact, most Americans will experience some form of lower back pain at some point in their lives.
Diagnosing a Spinal Injury
If you have recently been involved in a vehicle crash, suffered a fall, or had a sports-related accident, then you may have sustained a spinal injury. Sometimes the signs of this condition can be obvious; however, more subtle indicators exist that may indicate the presence of a spinal issue. After a fall or accident, be aware of symptoms or feelings that include:
- tingling, or
- unusual weakness
If you any of these symptoms seeking emergency treatment from trained medical professionals is paramount.
Your medical professional will likely perform several tests if he or she suspects that you have sustained a spinal injury. These may include x-rays, computerized tomography (CT) scans, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Taking the necessary steps for early diagnosis of your back issue is vital to avoid making the problem worse.
Types of Spinal Injuries
With so many different components to the spine, the type and level of spinal injury suffered can be diverse. Spinal injuries can include diseases afflicting the spine.
Many patients also have issues with their thoracolumbar fascia — or lower back. When thoracolumbar fascia becomes inflamed, you may experience lower back pain.
When the pain is severe, you may find yourself compensating for this pain by adjusting or distorting your posture in other ways . When your posture is off or distorted the result can bring pain to other areas of your body.
Using Back Braces and Specialized Orthotics
Recovery from a spinal injury will depend on specialized orthotics designed for different purposes. Treatments and orthotics need to be catered specifically to injuries in different areas of the spine.
Wearing a back brace or other specialized orthotic device can assist with this condition and may also benefit those who suffer from scoliosis, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and disc degeneration.
Spinal Injury Treatments
Serious spinal injuries require advanced care from spine specialists in the field. Unfortunately, presently completely reversing damage to the spinal cord is still impossible. However, some spinal injuries can be treated using a well-conceived combination of rehabilitation procedures, medications, and innovative orthopedic products.
Since your spine is responsible for protecting the spinal cord as well as supporting the trunk of your body and facilitating efficient movement, finding the best support and products in order to boost your recovery and restore your mobility is of the utmost importance.
If your spine or back is causing problems and interfering with your daily routine, then Synergy Orthopedics is here to be an integral part of your recovery process.
Our superior care and cutting-edge orthopedics can facilitate your recovery from a spinal injury. To learn more, contact Synergy Orthopedics today.
Synergy Orthopedics is a Medicare accredited company, as well as, independently accredited by the BOC Accreditation. At Synergy we take great pride in our Highly Rated Status as an accredited provider.