What You Need to Know About Spinal Injuries

What You Need to Know About Spinal Injuries

What You Need to Know About Spinal Injuries

What You Need to Know About Spinal Injuries

August 15, 2023

Out of the many injuries you may sustain over your lifetime, spinal injuries can be the most severe. Between 250,000 and 500,000 people around the world will suffer from a spinal cord injury each year. These injuries can be very traumatic and cause serious damage to your body. If you have suffered from a spinal cord injury, you may be researching what to expect with your injury and recovery. Here at Integrated Health Solutions, we are dedicated to you and your wellbeing. Though spinal cord injuries can be severe and complex, and their treatment similarly complex, our professionals can help. Working alongside your primary doctor’s recommendations, we will set up a long term treatment plan to assist in your recovery. Before you get started, learn more about these types of injuries and what to expect.

Causes and Severity of Spinal Cord Injuries

The vast majority of spinal cord injuries occur from trauma commonly referred to as the primary injury. The most common cause of these injuries is car accidents which are responsible for 38% of injuries. Next are falls at 30%, violence at 13%, 9% from sports injuries, and 5% from medical or surgical issues. It is important to take care of your body and do what you can to prevent some of these injuries but oftentimes these situations are unavoidable. The effects of spinal cord injuries are typically very severe. They can lead to a significant loss of functional abilities and complicating factors that can increase chances of death. Many times the effects of spinal cord injuries are lifelong. You may deal with concerns like paralysis, loss of bladder control, persistent pain, and more. Though spinal cord injuries are often severe and have long lasting consequences, there are still treatment options that can provide you significant relief.

How Can Treatment Help Spinal Cord Injuries?

After suffering a spinal cord injury it is likely you would spend time recovering in the hospital with the help of many different medical professionals. Once you are cleared to leave the hospital, your care will continue in an outpatient setting. Some common ways spinal cord injuries can be treated include physical rehabilitation, occupational therapy, adjustments, pain management, and more. At Integrated Health Solutions, our expert professionals are familiar with these injuries and can create a treatment plan specific to you. Our team can provide physical rehab and occupational therapy as well as innovative treatments such as cold laser therapy or decompression to help manage and reduce pain.  

Integrated Health Solutions Are Ready to Help

Though spinal cord injuries are serious, you don’t have to live in pain. A well rounded treatment plan from experienced medical professionals can help reduce or even eliminate your discomfort. Call our staff today to set up a consultation and see what we can do for you!

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