Conditions

Spine Injury

Warning Signs & Symptoms

Back injuries can result from sports injuries, housework, gardening or a sudden jolt like you would have in a car accident. The lower back is the most common site of back injuries, which can include sprains and strains, herniated discs and a fractured vertebra. Symptoms can include pain and limited movement.

Treatment/Procedures

Patients can treat back pain with a variety of procedures, including these offered by our center:

  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion (ACF)
  • Lumbar Discectomy

Prevention

To avoid back injury, it is best to be as fit as possible and take extra precautions at work. Pay attention to your posture since poor posture stresses your back. Lift heavy objects properly by letting your legs do the work, keeping objects close to the body and recruiting help if the load is too heavy. Minimize hazards and wear low-heeled shoes since falls can seriously injure the back. Finally, reduce stress since it can cause your muscles to tense making you more prone to injury.

Rehabilitation

Treatment for any back problem is recommended as soon as possible to avoid further aggravation. Work with your physician to get the right program tailored for your injury. Common activities will include strengthening abdominal muscles, swimming, rest and hot and cold applications.