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Chiropractic Care and Spinal Injuries

When a person goes to the doctor or emergency room, there are several ways to rule out a spinal cord injury. In fact, careful inspection can typically rule out this type of injury, but still yet, sometimes, further observation needs to be made. In fact, more extensive measures sometimes have to be taken to evaluate whether or not a spinal injury has occurred, with such measures including computerized tomography scans, X-rays, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs). 

woman getting spinal injury treatment

What are the treatment methods for a spinal cord injury?

It is of the utmost importance to realize that treating a spinal cord injury is much different than treating other injuries. If you aren't careful, a spinal cord injury could lead to complete paralysis of the body. And while there is no way to reverse the damage done to the spinal cord, you can take certain steps to help ensure the damage is not made worse. 

Immediate medical attention needs to be obtained when a person has suffered a spinal cord injury. A patient needs to be completely immobilized and taken to the hospital. The treatment process at the hospital will focus on making sure the patient can continue to breathe as well as helping him from going into shock. 

Once the injury has been stabilized, it then becomes the patient's responsibility to ensure he follows all doctor recommendations. Most physicians will recommend that chiropractic care is taken advantage of as a form of treatment for the spinal injury that was endured. Our chiropractor can manipulate the spine in a way that pain is reduced and greater mobility is achieved. 

The Advantages of a Chiropractor in Milwaukie OR

Going to Eastside Spine and Injury to have your spinal injury treated is one of the best choices you can make. Our chiropractor in Milwaukie, OR can assess your specific spinal injury needs and create a customized plan that addresses your issues. Best of all, as your spinal injury improves, your treatment plan can be customized even further to ensure you make as full of a recovery as possible. The overall goal is to achieve the highest amount of mobility possible as well as to relieve you of any and all pain without the use of addictive narcotics and medications. Our chiropractor can help you achieve these goals. 

If you would like to learn more about using chiropractic care in the treatment of your spinal injury, please do not hesitate to reach out to Eastside Spine and Injury today. Our qualified staff members are ready to help you achieve a higher quality of life. Call (503) 654-7400 today.