Back Injury Treatment in Boca Raton
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Eighty percent of adults are estimated to experience a back injury in their lifetime. For five percent of people the condition will become chronic and disabling. From fast, short-term pain relief to enhanced conditioning and treatments to heal your back injury, we are your team of healthcare professionals that will make the difference. We create a personalized treatment plan specifically targeted to your needs, offer exceptional patient care and are in-network with most health insurance plans.
Common Back Injuries
The back is a complex structure of bones, ligaments, joints, and muscles. And damage to any of these can result in a back injury. Our body movements usually do not cause problems, but it’s not surprising that symptoms develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or injury. Back injuries most frequently result from a variety of activities such as playing sports, working around the house, car accidents, lifting heavy objects or a fall.
Some of the most common back injuries include:
- Sprains and strains
- Herniated discs
- Fractured vertebrae
- Bulging discs
Back injuries can happen suddenly or slowly over time. But no matter how your back injury happens, the team at Total Health and Rehab in Boca Raton can help heal your back injury.
How We Treat Back Injuries
Our experienced team at Total Health and Rehab in Boca Raton works together to help you feel better fast. We focus on the cause of your injury and emphasize the latest treatment methods to heal you as fast as possible. Below are some of the treatments we use to help with back injuries.
Spinal and postural screenings
Pain management injections
Trigger point injections
Platelet rich plasma therapy
Why Choose Total Health and Rehab
We have medical practitioners to treat you the conventional way with medication and physical therapy. We also have holistic practitioners to offer natural care like chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage.
- All the treatment you need in a single location
- In-network with major health insurance plans
- Walk-ins welcome
- Pain management experts
- Conventional and holistic medical therapies
- Highly experienced team that works together to get you feeling better fast
- Personally tailored treatment plans
- Highly-rated and trusted team in Boca Raton for back injury treatments
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Getting Medical Treatment for Back Injuries
Pain is typically a sign that something is off in your body. And if you want to get back to doing the things you love, the fastest way to do that is through medical treatment.
If any of the following apply to you then you should schedule an evaluation with our team.
- Missing work regularly due to back pain
- Missing out on social events
- Interrupted sleep
- Being uncomfortable when sitting
- Daily activities interrupted or cause pain
One of the benefits of coming to Total Health and Rehab is our comprehensive list of treatment options. Our team doesn’t specialize in only a single treatment method. We utilize a combination of conventional treatments with holistic treatments to create the best treatment plan to heal your back injury fast.
Common Back Injuries & Treatments
The spine and its supporting muscles and ligaments are constantly under stress while sitting, standing, and moving. Poor postural habits puts excess strain on these muscles, joints, ligaments, and even discs. The result is aching pain in the spine and even shooting pain as a result of disc damage.
Just re-teaching proper posture is only half the battle. Introducing the proper joint mobility and improving the postural strength is needed for the body to properly attain and hold the proper posture. Teaching on desk set up and other ergonomics are also important. Modalities to reduce pain and muscle spasm like ClassIV laser, Ultrasound, deep tissue myofascial release, and deep moist heat with electrical stimulation can all calm down the sensitized and painful tissues. Therapeutic exercises and Chiropractic adjustments are part of a complete program. Trigger point injections can help with focal spots of spasms if needed.
Sometimes from awkward sleeping positions, quick movements, injuries in sports or accidents, one’s low back can feel like it is stuck in one position and standing straight up nearly impossible. The pain can literally take your breath away and cause your knees to buckle. Typically the underlying cause is a combination of joint capsular pain, severe muscle spasm, and nerve root irritation all compounding one another.
Getting to the root of the problem helps alleviate this painful condition. Modalities to reduce the spasm and pain like electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and Class IV Laser, moist heat, and gentle mobilizations can begin to restore motion to the locked segments. Once the pain and inflammation subside, deeper stretching, and more aggressive mobilizations and adjustments can help fully restore function. Therapeutic exercises to turn the affected muscle groups back on, and massage are incorporated as well.
ARTHRITIC PAIN IN THE BACK
As we age, the weight of our body on our spine causes pressure through the disc and the joints of the spine. This eventually causes wearing out of the joints and flattening of the discs. The condition can cause pain from the discs flattening into the nerves and the joints from the pressure can get very sensitive.
Therapies targeted at the problem can help relieve inflammation, reduce pressure on the nerves, and restore mobility to the spinal segments. Electro-Acupressure can reduce nerve sensitization, and manual therapy to the tissue structures can relieve tension and spasms around the area. Along with these modalities, proper alignment through chiropractic adjustments, stretching of tight structures, mobilizing the bogged down joints, physical therapy to improve posture, and modalities to reduce pain and inflammation all can be effective to treat these conditions.
TRAUMA / ACCIDENTS
Quick unforeseen forces through the spine can cause disc trauma, herniations, ligamentous tears, muscle tears, and joint irritation. This can be from car accidents, slip and fall trauma, or during athletic events.
Studies have shown that early return to mobility is best for traumatic injuries to the spine. There are some occasions where a supportive brace can help in the initial phases, but pure bedrest is rarely needed. Gentle guided return to motion can be accomplished by reducing pain, inflammation from the trauma, and improving healing through enhancing circulation and lymphatic drainage. Modalities like moist heat, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, Class IV Laser , intermittent traction, electro-acupressure, all help reduce the spasms from the traumatic event. Deep tissue myofascial work, chiropractic adjustments, and joint mobilizations all help restore proper functioning of the cervical spine. Once motion is restored and pain controlled, a course of rehabilitative exercises to re-teach the deep spinal muscles to stabilize the spine will further accelerate the healing process. If needed, trigger point injections can help reduce spasms.
When the nerves exiting the spine are inflamed through irritation from a disc or from arthritic compression it can cause the nerve to shoot pain down the leg. This can be from a disc issues, arthritis, and stenosis. Sometimes it can even be from a compression in the deep hip muscles like in a piriformis syndrome. Weight bearing through the leg is usually very painful and there may be numbness, burning, tingling and even weakness accompanied with this condition.
Often times, a combined approach of reducing inflammation and pressure at all sites of compression is key. Chiropractic adjustments, stretching, postural correction, are all paramount to relief. Modalities to reduce the spasm and pain like electrical stimulation, ultrasound, Class IV Laser, moist heat, can all help. Lumbar traction could relieve pressure, as well. Rehabilitative exercises can strengthen and balance the musculature to reduce pressure on the nerve chain. A comprehensive approach will help reduce the nerve issues and restore proper function and relieve pain.
Pain in the very low back/buttocks region that is sharp with weight bearing is often times related to a joint called the sacro-illiac joint; where the pelvis and sacrum meet. This joint can be very tight or strained and loosened, both cause pain. Slip and falls, and other traumas can aggravate this area. During and even before child birth this area can get loosened to a point of instability. This can be an arthritic problem, as well.
Addressing the problem is key to success. If the area is tight, then mobilizing the joint and stretching the area helps. If the area is loose, and unstable, then exercises to hold the area tight, as well as an SI belt are key to relief. Modalities for pain such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, Class IV Laser, moist heat, kineseo-taping, and myofascial tissue work can all accelerate healing. Chiropractic adjustments can help align this and surrounding joints, as well.
I am so thankful I was referred to Dr. Minett's office. The staff is very professional, friendly, and was able to accommodate my needs. Dr. Mike's and Dr. Ben's bedside manner is phenomenal. Dr. Mike took the time to educate me about my healing process and made sure I was always comfortable throughout. I will be recommending this office to everyone!
Best PT around the area. Family-like atmosphere, TLC from everyone. I cannot thank Dr. Minett and Dr. Ben enough for the level of care they provide.
If you have back pain this is the place to go!! You always leave feeling 100 times better and a resolution to why you had back pain In the first place. They fixed me right up and my back feels 10 times younger. All you need to know is Dr Minett and his staff will always have your back
I hurt my lower back a few years ago and started to come to this office because it was convenient to my home and work. They helped rehabilitate my back with different therapies and massages, gave me exercises to help strengthen my core, and adjustments to help maintain my spine. Now I feel much better and continue to come each week to stay healthy and feeling well.
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