After suffering a back injury, you might wonder if you’ll ever feel normal again. What might first start as a gnawing pain can eventually consume your entire life. You don’t have to forsake treatment if you suffered harm at work or in an accident. Specific Care Chiropractic is here to help.
Our team of chiropractic doctors will diagnose your condition and render treatment that gets you back on your feet. Additionally, we can recommend lifestyle changes to prevent further injuries from occurring. If you’re looking for a Lehigh Acres back injury treatment center, look no further. We’re here to help.
What to Expect When You Undergo Treatment
During your first appointment, you’ll fill out a short questionnaire about your medical history. Be sure to write down the names of any medications or pre-existing health conditions that apply to you.
From there, your chiropractic doctor will conduct a physical examination to diagnose your condition. They may recommend x-rays and other imaging scans to get the full picture of your health.
We May Employ One or More of the Following Treatment Options
Your chiropractic doctor may recommend and perform:
- Massage Therapy: Here, your doctor will knead, rub, and stroke your problem areas. The goal is to increase your muscles’ elasticity and joint function.
- Electrical Stimulation (E-STIM) Therapy: If you’re experiencing inflammation, muscle spasms, or chronic pain, your doctor may employ E-STIM. You’ll lie on your stomach, and your doctor will attach electrodes to your back. The painless electric signals reduce nerve pain and stimulate injured muscles.
- Ultrasound Therapy: Your doctor may apply ultrasonic waves and alleviate sore muscles. This therapy also encourages tissue regeneration and healing.
- Stretching and Strengthening Exercises: Specific exercises can speed up the healing process and build muscle. We can even show you some exercises to practice at home.
We May Periodically Adjust Your Treatment Regimen
Specific Care Chiropractic delivers customized care to each patient. We will monitor your mobility, pain levels, and range of motion throughout your recovery. We’ll make changes that meet your evolving needs and progress.
Our Team Treats These Back Injuries in Lehigh County
Whether you suffered an injury due to overexertion, a collision, or a fall, we can help. We focus on treating these (and other) conditions:
- Broken vertebrae
- Herniated or slipped discs
- Pinched nerves
- Soft-tissue injuries
- Spinal stenosis
According to StatPearls, the older you get, the more likely you are to suffer back injuries. We help patients of all ages, whether they’re young adults or seniors.
Back Injury Rehabilitation Comes in Four Phases
We use a four-phase program to rehabilitate injured patients. These phases include:
The Acute Phase
Your treatment’s first phase includes relieving your pain and tension. After evaluating your condition, we may employ light stretches and massages. We may also employ spinal cord adjustments, where we apply force to an affected joint. We may do this by hand or by using other equipment.
The Rehab Phase
Once we’ve addressed your initial symptoms, you can expect to:
- Undergo a spinal adjustment
- Perform light exercises
- Undergo massages
These measures will increase your range of motion and mobility. At the conclusion of this stage, you may feel as you did before the incident. You might even feel stronger than before.
The Strengthening Phase
During the strengthening phase:
- Your doctor will render final corrective adjustments, which includes addressing nerve irritation and improving joint function.
- We’ll help you perform moderate exercises that involve weight and endurance training.
- After you finish training, you’ll undergo a massage to decrease pain and speed up your recovery period.
Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)
Once you’ve reached this point, your body has recovered as much as it can. We’ll schedule periodic appointments to maintain your progress.
We’re Ready to Answer your Questions and Address Your Concerns
Together, we’re a team — and we want you to understand everything about your treatment. Below are some questions you may have for us:
How Long Will It Take to Recover From My Back Injury?
We hope that once you start treatment, you’ll recover from your condition as soon as possible. Every person’s recovery period is different. It depends on:
- How old you are
- Your injury’s location
- Your body’s response to treatment
- The cause of your injury
- Any pre-existing health conditions you have
We will do everything possible to help you recover.
Does Chiropractic Care Actually Work?
Many academic studies support the effectiveness of chiropractic care. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reports that spinal adjustments significantly improve patients’ range of motion.
After receiving treatment, some of our previous patients noted:
“I began seeing them in 2011 after a bad auto accident. They took excellent care of me then just like they are doing now…I highly recommend them above anyone as a first stop. The staff and doctors are friendly and caring. And even without insurance they are extremely affordable.” ––Jennifer L.
“I love this place! Dr Rivera is wonderful and so is everyone in the office. I was in a lot of pain in my low back when I walked in. Within a very short period of time I was feeling fine and back to normal. I will definitely return if and when I start having pain. They’re great!” ––Barbara M.
“I went here after my first car accident. They were so nice and kind. I loved going there. Would recommend for anyone.” ––Emma F.
What Information Do I Need to Provide?
Who Will I See for Treatment?
We have seven doctors on staff, and you’ll see a chiropractic doctor who has experience treating your specific condition. For instance, Dr. Brad Ceurvels has a background in collision-related injuries. If you suffered harm in an accident, you may see this doctor.
Schedule Your Lehigh Acres Back Injury Treatment
The road to recovery is just a phone call away. To schedule an appointment with our staff at Specific Care Chiropractic, dial (239) 932-5314. We also encourage you to visit our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter for more information.