Treatment for Back Injury
Treatment for back injury may include rest, medication, injections or physical therapy. When non-surgical treatments are not effective and pain from the injury is still severe and causing limitations on daily activities, surgery may be recommended.
Treatment for Spinal Injury
Spinal cord injuries require immediate attention to reduce long-term effects. Braces or collars may be used initially to stabilize the injury and limit movement, which could cause additional damage. Surgery may be necessary to stabilize the spine or remove fragments of bone or foreign objects to prevent further damage.
Following stabilization of the initial injury doctors focus on addressing secondary problems that could arise including respiratory infections, bladder or bowel issues, pressure ulcers and muscle contractures. The next stage of treatment is rehabilitation, which is often necessary to strengthen existing function.
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