When you injure your back in an accident, you are left with severe pain, reduced mobility and the risk of developing further complications, including a slipped disc. When painkillers and topical creams prove inefficient, many people seek chiropractic for back injury. Our advice is to seek a chiropractor’s help as soon as possible.
First of all untreated injuries tend to get worse. Secondly, in many cases we treat at Specific Care Chiropractic, back injury patients are in the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit. Thus, taking timely action to have your back injury properly diagnosed and treated is beneficial both for your health and for your legal action.
How Does a Chiropractor Diagnose a Back Injury?
Not all injuries leave visible signs, such as bruises. However, chiropractic for back injury starts with a very thorough physical examination. Chiropractors are trained to know everything about your spine, joints and nervous system. When you come to us, you tell us that your back hurts since you lifted a heavy load or were involved in a traffic accident.
We examine your neck, back and main joints and find out exactly where the injury site is. We can also confirm that intense physical effort or sudden trauma were the cause of your injury. Thus, you will have a complete and reliable medical record, prepared by a recognized healthcare professional, which will assist you in proving your case.
How Chiropractic for Back Injury Works
Chiropractic is a safe and non-invasive therapy for various injuries and conditions. Instead of trying to take away only the pain, a chiropractor will solve the root cause of pain, be it:
- Misaligned vertebrae
- Tense muscles
- Poor brain-to-body communication.
In order to reach this end goal, chiropractic for back injury uses a series of adjustments, manipulations, massage techniques, as well as specialized equipment, such as:
- Dry needling
- Drop table
- Electric muscle stimulation device.
Is Chiropractic a Form of Medical Care Recognized by the Law?
If you are trying to win your worker’s comp benefits or a personal injury claim settlement, you are probably wondering whether your case may suffer because you sought medical care from a chiropractor.
Do not be alarmed. Chiropractic is a fully recognized form of medical care in the eye of the law. Moreover, chiropractors can be summoned as expert witnesses in any kind of trial, including a personal injury lawsuit.
Our chiropractors understand how Florida personal injury law works. We know the definition of term “maximum medical improvement” according to Florida Statutes and we use it only when we believe that you have reached that point.
Chiropractic for Back Injury Will Not Interfere with Other Medical Treatments
Many people are already taking prescription medication for various pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes or cardiovascular diseases. For them, taking painkillers, or any other supplementary drugs, may pose a problem: these pills may not be taken together with their regular treatment.
This is why chiropractic for back injury is an effective therapy for this sort of issue. Chiropractic does not interfere with your current treatment plan and has very few contraindications.
At any rate, during the first appointment, the chiropractor will ask about your full medical history, including:
- History of conditions in your family
- Pre-existing conditions
- Drugs you are currently taking (both prescribed and over the counter)
- Any surgeries you have had.
The Chiropractor Will Focus on Your Long Term Wellbeing
If you suffered your back injury as a result of intense physical effort or making a wrong move while lifting heavy loads, the chiropractor will focus on teaching you how to do your work safely.
Among other aspects, chiropractic for back pain aims to help you avoid further accidents of the same kind. Thus, the chiropractor may also look into:
- Your posture while you are doing the activity that led to your injury
- Your gait as you are walking/running/lifting weights
- The type of warming-up you do before you start intense physical effort.
Depending on the findings, our chiropractor will recommend you to adopt a more ergonomic posture and will teach you simple stretching exercises you can do at home.
We Always Have Your Back – So Let Us Help You Heal!
Specific Care Chiropractic is a clinic with over 20 years of experience in helping Floridians recover from various injuries and conditions. Our doctors are specialized in chiropractic for back injury – even for severe cases.
Find out more about what we can do for you by booking an initial appointment in one of our clinics located in:
- Fort Myers, FL
- Cape Coral, FL
- Coral Springs, FL
- Leigh Acres, FL.