Back injuries can limit a person’s physical abilities so significantly that they might not be able to perform regular tasks, like bending over or walking. If you suffer from back pain or injured your back during an accident, a physician at Specific Care Chiropractic can examine your condition and create a treatment plan for you.
Our physicians at our Coral Springs location treat patients with various types of back injuries using multiple chiropractic techniques. We can also teach you exercises to practice at home to maintain good posture and muscle strength in your back. Our goal is to help you get on a path toward better physical health so that you can return to everyday activities in your life.
Contact us at (239)369-9109 to learn more about our back injury treatment in Coral Springs and book an appointment.
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Back Injuries Rehabilitation Program
People can injure their spine or back muscles in several situations. You might have gotten into a car accident while commuting from work on the Sawgrass Expressway. You might have slipped and fallen while shopping at Publix or Whole Foods. Maybe you pulled a muscle while attempting to lift something heavy off the ground.
However your back injury occurred, our chiropractors at Specific Care Chiropractic will create a treatment plan to help you heal from your injury. Our treatment plans generally include four separate phases, which we can discuss before starting your recovery.
In the “acute phase,” we will first address the focal point of your back injury and implement techniques to relieve you of the pain, such as:
Depending on the severity of the back injury, a trained physician on our team may perform chiropractic adjustments to manipulate your spine back into proper alignment. These adjustments are also intended to improve joint mobility in the spine and relieve nerve irritation.
We will teach you specific exercises to address the tension or tightness you feel because of the back injury. These exercises can also help strengthen the muscles in your back and make them more flexible.
A licensed massage therapist will then come in to treat your body and help relax your muscles. Different techniques may be used, depending on how severe the back injury is.
The next phase of your treatment plan will involve rehabilitation therapy. This phase will continue to utilize chiropractic adjustments, stretch exercises, and massage therapy, but your physician might make changes as your body heals.
This phase varies in length, depending on the severity of your injury and how long it will take for you to regain enough strength to advance any techniques in your treatment plan. It can be normal for flare-ups to occur during this phase as your body adjusts to each alignment we make.
As your muscles, joints, and bones begin to regain strength, we can then advance to the “strengthening phase.” This phase allows you to be more aggressive in your physical therapy so that you can begin to grow muscle and strengthen other parts of your body.
During this phase, we may prescribe you:
- Final corrective care to relieve any pain left
- A strengthening regimen that may involve weightlifting or longer exercise periods
- Massage therapy that may involve deep tissue techniques
Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) phase
The conclusion of your treatment plan will be when you reach “maximum medical improvement,” or MMI. This is a standard in medical care that essentially means you have received enough medical care to allow you to resume regular activities without treatment. By this stage, you should be able to feel back to how you were before your back injury.
We Can Work With Your Personal Injury Attorney to Build an Accident Case
Many of our clients who come in with back injuries are often accident victims, whether they suffered the injury in an automobile crash, a slip and fall accident, or a work-related accident. During these situations, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for your back injury from a liable party.
For over 20 years, Specific Care Chiropractic has helped patients with their accident and personal injury claims. If you are working with a personal injury lawyer to build an accident claim or lawsuit (or you are considering this route), our facility will cooperate with your legal team and provide relevant medical information.
We can support the case by:
- Sending copies of your medical records to be used as evidence
- Presenting X-ray images and analysis on the severity of your back injury
- Providing medical testimony on other issues about the case that we can speak on, such as how long treatment for your injury might take
- Providing medical invoices to prove the costs of your treatment at our facility
If you do not have a lawyer but are interested in building a personal injury case, we may be able to refer you to an attorney in our network.
Will a Personal Injury Case Cover My Back Injury Treatment?
If your attorney wins the case, a portion of the compensation may cover your treatment expenses.
If you are concerned about affording your chiropractic treatment, our facility offers various payment options to our patients. Before we begin treatment, our staff can discuss these options depending on your insurance or legal plans.
Come to Us for Back Injury Treatment in Coral Springs
If you suffered a back injury in an accident, such as a rear-end collision, or due to work-related conditions, visit Specific Care Chiropractic to have the injury assessed by one of our physicians. We can build a treatment plan to help you regain strength and mobility in your back.
Call our facility at (239)369-9109 today to schedule an appointment.