dreamstime_xxl_34197823If you’re among the thousands of men and women suffering from spinal cord injuries in Canada, it’s important to know you’re not alone. At F.I.R.S.T Health in Torrance, we’ve helped hundreds of patients reduce their spinal cord injury pain through specialized chiropractic care. While there are many different causes of spinal cord injuries, they often result from damaged vertebrae, ligaments and disks of the spinal column. Some other common causes of spinal cord trauma include:

  • Car Accidents
  • Falls
  • Sports Injuries
  • Diseases (cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis)

Common Signs & Symptoms of Spinal Cord Trauma

A spinal cord injury is typically associated with back pain, paralysis and other life-altering conditions. Damage to any part of your spinal cord can result in permanent damage and changes in strength and bodily sensations. Common signs and symptoms of a spinal cord injury can include:

  • Loss of movement in the upper body
  • Loss of sensation, including the ability to feel heat and cold
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Pain or intense stinging along your spine
  • Difficulty breathing and clearing secretions from your lungs

If you experience any of the signs and symptoms of a spinal cord injury above, contact an experienced chiropractor right away. A chiropractor will help manipulate your body’s spinal cord using safe and corrective chiropractic techniques, to help your body naturally heal itself. With the help of spinal manipulation treatments, a chiropractor can assist in restoring the mobility that was once lost. As a natural and non-invasive treatment, chiropractic treatments are a great option for those suffering from spinal cord trauma.

F.I.R.S.T Health offers an array of treatment options for patients suffering from spinal cord injuries and will work with you to determine the root cause of your discomfort. We tailor our specialized chiropractic services to every client, combining orthopedic medicine with advanced chiropractic rehabilitation practices, to ensure a speedy and efficient recovery.