Are you taking the necessary steps to promote a healthy spine? Check out these resources to learn how you can improve your spinal health through everyday activities and gain useful information regarding the common causes of spinal injuries.
- Explore this article from Spine-Health.com to learn how you can maintain your spinal health.
- This article from the American Academy of Spine Physicians provides 30 tips to help improve the condition of your spine.
- What are some of the common causes of spinal cord injuries ? You can learn the answer with this MayoClinic.com article.
- Check out this link from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for some important statistics regarding the most common causes for spinal injuries.
- Are you suffering from chronic neck or back pain? Visit this link from WebMD.com to learn about the many causes of back pain.
Contact the Spine Institute of Nevada at (702) 239-3787 to get started.
A spinal injury is one that affects any part of the spinal cord or spinal column, including the vertebral bones, intervertebral discs, tendons, ligaments, or nerves. Spinal injuries may range from minor disc herniations to extremely debilitating fractures. While Dr. Perry with the Spine Institute Of Nevada specializes in the full-spectrum of spine care and provides a number of treatment options, it is important to educate yourself on the common causes of spinal injuries.
- Automobile Accidents
Spinal injuries are an extremely common result of motor vehicle accidents. In fact, studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that approximately 46 percent of all spinal cord injuries happen because of motor vehicle accidents. Common injuries sustained include herniated or slipped discs, compression fractures or cracks within the vertebral bones, and direct trauma to the spinal nerves leading into the brain.
- Slip and Falls
Slip and fall accidents account for approximately 22 percent of all spinal cord injuries, according to the CDC. This statistic includes falls from heights among construction workers and manual laborers, as well as slip and falls among elderly individuals. Slip and fall spinal injuries may include vertebral fractures, pinched or severed nerves, and spondylolisthesis, a condition in which one of the vertebrae slides out of alignment and over an adjacent bone.
- Physical Activities
In addition to car accidents and slip and fall accidents, spinal injuries may be caused by participating in certain physical activities or sports. Spinal injuries may occur during contact sports such as football, soccer, basketball, baseball, hockey, and rugby. Additional physical activities such as swimming, weight training, and boxing may also lead to a spinal injury.
- Underlying Disease
In some cases, spinal injuries are the result of a spinal condition or disease such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, and spinal cord inflammation. In this case, your physician will need to address the underlying cause.
Don’t let a spinal injury leave you with chronic back or neck pain . Get the high-quality spine care you need by contacting Dr. Perry with the Spine Institute of Nevada online or at (702) 239-3787. We provide care for all of your cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine conditions.
Chiropractic medicine is an alternative therapy that focuses on disorders of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. This video takes a closer look at the various uses of chiropractic adjustments.
Also known as a spinal adjustment, a chiropractic adjustment is specifically designed to adjust certain areas of your musculoskeletal system using a gentle, specific thrust. By restoring normal range of motion and alleviating muscular misalignments, chiropractic adjustments can treat muscle spasms, inflammation, and nerve irritation, as well as a wide array of additional musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders. Watch this video to learn more about what to expect from a chiropractic adjustment.
Dr. Perry with the Spine Institute of Nevada uses a comprehensive non-surgical approach to treat a number of spinal problems. For more information about physical therapy, pain management, chiropractic care, and minimally invasive surgery, contact Dr. Perry today at (702) 239-3787.
- Back Pain
- Spinal Compression Fractures
- Disc Replacement
- Thoracic Spine
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Spine Surgery
- Cervical Spine
- Lumbar Laminectomy
- Thoracic Lateral Fusion
- Spinal Tumors
- Vertebroplasty Procedure
- Spinal Deformities
- Herniated Disc
- Bone Grafts
- Kyphoplasty Procedures
- Compression Fractures
- Spinal Stenosis
- Pinched Nerves