The degree and severity of a spine injury can vary greatly, which means each patient needs a recovery plan specifically engineered for them. When you trust our medical practice with your health and wellness, we make sure you get exactly that. With innovative tools and a clear understanding of the cause and degree of your injuries, we develop a course of action that lets you get your life back.
At Specific Care Chiropractic, our Fort Myers spine injury treatment plans can help you experience optimal recovery. We facilitate this by following the best practices of chiropractic medicine and physiotherapy techniques. Every patient we help is more than a list of symptoms to us—we believe in treating the whole patient, so you are involved in your interactive treatment plan right from the beginning.
Understand Your Type of Spine Injury
Our practitioners of chiropractic medicine align with Mayo Clinic research, which cites two types of spine injuries—complete and incomplete. Understanding each type of injury and knowing which you have is key to creating the right treatment protocols and coping skills:
- A complete spine injury means the patient experiences a total loss of sensation and movement from the injury site and below it.
- An incomplete spine injury means the patient retains some feeling and sensation at the injury site and below it.
Common causes of spine injuries are car accidents, physical assaults, falls, sports, and disease. You should not hesitate to seek medical attention if you sustained an injury to your spine in any of these manners. Reviewing the cause of your injury with a member of our medical staff as part of your care plan can help us choose the right treatment path for you.
Get a Custom Chiropractic Recovery Plan
Chiropractic medicine bases its treatments on the specific injuries of each individual patient. When our team manages your health care, we take the time to get to know you, find out how your injury happened, and design the best possible treatment plan.
A beneficial chiropractic recovery plan may include spinal manipulation and chiropractic adjustments. Our practice uses the following techniques:
- Side posture
- Toggle recoil
- Seated diversified
- Extremity manipulation
- Sacral-occipital technique (SOT)
- Thompson Drop-Table Technique
The type and severity of your spine injury will dictate the level of treatment you receive and the degree of recovery you can expect. Our team will thoroughly explain each technique used in your treatment, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions before we start.
As we proceed, we work with you to review your diagnostic results, treatment options, and recovery goals. We also discuss how to cope with flare-ups.
See How Physiotherapy Can Help
A World Journal of Orthopedics study notes the importance of receiving timely care for spine injuries. Our physiotherapy procedures for patients with injured spines include:
- Stretching exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Corrective care
- Massage therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
We also use Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-STIM) therapy because, along with other forms of physical therapy, it can help patients avoid painful joint contractures and stiffness.
Understand the Four Stages of Spine Injury Treatment and Recovery
At Specific Care Chiropractic in Fort Myers, we know the paced, methodical recovery that often follows spine injuries can sometimes seem frustrating. It is important to carefully monitor your recovery through each of the following four phases:
- Acute — the phase during which our primary concern is pain management and control
- Rehab — the phase that primarily involves corrective techniques and typically sees the most frequent occurrences of flare-ups and inflammation, as we work toward the most beneficial programs and techniques
- Strengthening — the phase that indicates your readiness for more strenuous activities and more aggressive treatment
- Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) — the phase that acknowledges you have achieved your anticipated recovery and can return to your usual lifestyle
You are never alone when our health care team oversees your care. From start to finish, we provide support and encouragement through each phase of your recovery.
Additional Support Our Team Provides to Clients in Fort Myers
If your injuries occurred because of another person’s actions, we can work with you and your legal team. With a signed release from you, we provide the medical records and bills you need to seek recovery from the at-fault party.
In doing so, we give your lawyer information on your injury, treatment plan, treatments costs, and future prognosis so they can build your case. The information we provide may serve as supportive testimony in your pursuit of compensation.
Hear From Patients Who Found Relief Through Our Practice
Choosing the right medical team to lead you toward recovery can be complicated. One way to learn more about our chiropractic medicine practice is to hear from our previous and ongoing clients. They say:
“I have been a patient…for the past five years! The doctors and technicians have not only taken care of my hurting neck and back, [but] they go out of their way to make you feel special…Go see for yourself and I’m sure you will agree that they are the best.” — Larry Stuart
“Amazing experience, wonderful staff, and they all seem to really love their job…You guys are doing amazing…keep up the good work. All the doctors get a special shout out, too. They are all super friendly, open, and easy to talk to.” — Kevin Cotton
“If you have spinal issues, I highly recommend them above anyone as a first stop. The staff and Drs. are friendly and caring…Thank you to all the staff for providing answers and…relief from my pain.” — Jennifer Long
We treat every patient with courtesy and respect throughout their medical journey with us. When you trust our team with your health care and recovery, you can expect the same patient-focused attention.
Contact Our Fort Myers Spine Injury Treatment Team Today
Spine injury treatment from Specific Care Chiropractic can help you maximize your recovery and start enjoying life again. Contact one of our medical staff team members by calling (239) 932-5314 today to learn more about getting the health care support you need.