Traumatic disc injury

Traumatic intervertebral disc injury

Traumatic intervertebral disc injury really describes a disc injury that has occurred from a violent physical trauma. This occurs in situation on the sporting field, falls, car accidents and similar accidents. Traumatic disc injury doesn’t include injuries to a disc that have already been broken down by degeneration or previous herniation. That is, the disc must be intact and not just ‘finished off’ by a trauma. This is a question our Balmain and Rozelle chiropractor are asked often.

Symptoms of traumatic disc injury

Because it takes a violet injury to damage a disc these traumatic injuries are often also associated with fractures and dislocations of the spine. Neck and back pain with a history of a violet trauma raises a chiropractors or physiotherapists clinical suspicion of this injury and they will send you for specialist review and special imaging such as MRI. If one of our Balmain or Rozelle chiropractors suspects this through your history, imaging is the first and most sensible avenue of investigation into your neck or back pain.

Treatment of traumatic disc injury

Any pain, especially that in the spine following a trauma warrants a full investigation and our Balmain and Rozelle chiropractors and physiotherapists will sent you for images such as x-rays and a full medical specialist review. The more likely situation will be that our chiropractors and physiotherapists will see you after your medical treatment for your rehabilitation needs, should this be warranted. The team of chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) advance in rehabilitation of the spine using safe, reliable and effective treatments.

The chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C), use a wide range of evidence based treatments and techniques to reduce the pain associated with disc injuries and promote tissue healing and repair. Following the acute phase of care, our Balmain and Rozelle chiropractors will give you a range of exercises to focus on improving your neck and back strength, endurance and function specific tasks depending on what your lifestyle necessitates.

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