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Auto Injury

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the open spaces of your spine. It is most commonly located in the lower back and the neck. When this occurs, it places pressure on nerves traveling through the spine causing a variety of unpleasant symptoms which may worsen over time.

Treatments vary widely according to many contributing factors. You will work with your doctor to determine your best choice from options such as:

  • Cryotherapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Spinal decompression 

 

Degenerative Disc Disease

As you age, the discs in your spine begin to show signs of wear. While not everyone does, you may develop degenerative disc disease as a normal part of your aging process. While not necessarily a disease, it is a condition caused when the damage to your discs causes you pain. This happens because your discs have low blood supplies and are unable to repair themselves once injured.

If you have degenerative disc disease, your symptoms may include some or all of the following:

  • Numbness and tingling in your extremities
  • Pain worsening while sitting, bending, lifting or twisting
  • Relief from pain when walking or running, changing positions frequently or lying down
  • Weakness in your leg muscles
  • Periods of severe pain — lasting days or even months — before recovering and later returning
  • Pain ranges in severity from nagging to completely debilitating

 

The natural aging process is the primary cause of degenerative disc disease since your discs naturally deteriorate as you age. Certain activities and factors can place additional stress on the spinal column and may accelerate the damage to the discs. These include:

  • Frequent lifting
  • Obesity
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive Bending
  • Sports accidents
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Twisting

 

Muscle Pain: Muscles are commonly injured in traumatic events such as auto accidents. Physical therapy, manual therapy and physiotherapy modalities are excellent tools to help patients overcome pain related to injury. It is important to have an experienced practitioner determine if the pain you are experiencing is only muscle injury or a more complex injury related to joints, discs or ligaments to determine the correct treatment plan. 

Advanced Imaging Referrals: We determine what imaging you need on day one based on the doctor’s evaluation. We work with many local imaging facilities to expedite the process and ensure you are on the right track to improve your symptoms as soon as possible. 

Second Opinions: We are happy to offer a second opinion. As an integrated clinic we offer a wide array of services not found at most facilities. We tailor a care plan based on your injuries and symptoms to ensure the most efficient use of your time and expedite results. 

Referrals to Specialists: We work with a large network of specialists to ensure you are directed to the care that will benefit you the most when indicated. This includes Neurologists, Orthopedics, Neurosurgeons, Pain management physicians and even Psychologists.