Spinal Cord Injuries
The damage to the spinal cord is caused when displaced bone fragments, disc material, or ligaments bruise or tear into the spinal cord tissue, destroying axons, the part of our nerve cells that carry signals up and down the spinal cord between the brain and the rest of the body. Damage to the spinal cord often results in a loss of function or feeling.
The lower back is the most common site of back injuries, including sprains and strains, herniated discs, and fractured vertebrae. These injuries can cause pain and limit your mobility Sometimes the symptoms of even the most serious back injuries can take some time to show up after an accident. Unfortunately, a back injury can cause long-lasting pain and discomfort. Chiropractic care is very helpful for back injuries. Your chiropractor will take a full history and give a thorough examination of your back and other injuries and complaints. He will develop an appropriate course of treatment including chiropractic care, diagnostic imaging, and referrals to other medical professionals as needed.