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Spinal Rehabilitation

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Spinal rehabilitation is carried out in treating the neck, back, and spinal orthopedic conditions.People suffering from chronic back pain, herniated disc, bulging disc, stenosis, sciatica, etc., are recommended a spinal rehabilitation program.It is a non-invasive treatment that helps get rid of the pain and injury. Spinal rehabilitation is often given to sportsmen and sportswomen who suffer from spinal and musculoskeletal injuries.

What is Spinal Rehabilitation?

A person with spinal cord injury requires specialized care and is advised spinal rehabilitation. It helps in optimizing the recovery of the patient and learn to adapt to a whole to living situation after a spinal cord injury.

In most cases, spinal rehabilitation is necessary for traumatic as well as nontraumatic injuries and disorders. Spinal disorders that require spinal rehabilitation include:

  • Transverse myelitis
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Aneurysms
  • Spinal cord infractions

Depending on the severity of the injury, the team at the rehabilitation center plans a treatment chart for the patient as well as his/her family. The team focuses on helping the patient improve the affected functions such as walking, balance, mobility, speech, breathing, swallowing, cognition, dressing, bathing, behavior, bowel and bladder incontinence, etc.

How Does Spinal Rehabilitation Help?

A specialized exercise program is planned to help a patient with a spinal injury. These exercises help the patient return to a normal lifestyle as much as possible. Spinal rehabilitation helps in strengthening the muscles. These muscles are involved in keeping the back and body stable. Strengthening them helps in relieving the pain and preventing further injury. It also helps in giving flexibility to the muscles that have limited range of motion or are paralyzed.

Spinal Conditions That Require Rehabilitation

Spinal conditions that are treated with the help of rehabilitation programs include:

  • Back Pain
  • Disc Herniation
  • Sciatica
  • SI Joint Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Fractures such as

  • Spondylosis&Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Compression Fractures

Thus, people with acute or chronic low back or neck pain, numbness and/or tingling in the arms and legs, paralysis, loss of muscle control, autonomic hyperreflexia,Caudaequina syndrome, tetraplegia, etc. should undergo spinal rehabilitation. Discuss with your doctor and get help from experienced rehabilitation experts.

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Written by: Saptakee sengupta
Date last updated: April 07, 2015