Recover from pain and discomfort caused by an accident injury. When it comes to providing top-quality chiropractic care in Mobile, AL, trust none other than The Injury Treatment Center of Mobile, LLC. Our chiropractor will help to heal your spine and restore the proper function of your body naturally. Read on to learn how we can help you.
Here at The Injury Treatment Center of Mobile, LLC, we ensure to help you achieve optimum musculoskeletal health. You can trust us to offer complete chiropractic care, from preventive treatment to pain management. Visit our clinic to receive gentle and effective chiropractic treatments. To schedule a chiropractic consultation, give us a call or send us an email.
A chiropractor is a health professional who is specially trained in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, especially of the spine. Our staff is committed to serving your chiropractic needs. Depending on your injury, our attending physician, Dr. Walker, has a treatment and maintenance plan to assist you directly.
As the diagram to the left illustrates, your spinal cord's nerves branch out throughout your body, connecting to many vital organs. Your overall spinal wellness affects many areas of the human body and is imperative for optimal health.
Twenty-four vertebrae make up the spinal column. There are seven located in the neck (cervical), 12 in the mid-section of the back (thoracic), and five in the lower back (lumbar). Made up of billions of nerves, the spinal cord lies in the spinal column where it is protected on all sides by bone.
Nerve and muscle pain may be treated through several different chiropractic techniques. Depending on how the pain presents itself, Dr. Walker will be able to determine how best to treat your specific injury.
Pain is the body's natural response to alert you that there is a problem, indicating something is tampering with your correct body function. This means you should do something to stop the progression. Headaches, neck pain, and back pain may be treatable through proper chiropractic care. Remember, the sooner you see a doctor, the better!
At our practice, we provide treatment for various spinal conditions. One of the spinal problems is Whiplash. It is defined as an injury that may occur due to a sudden sharp movement or motion of the neck and head, such as a rear-end collision.
Do I Use Ice or Heat on an Injury?
If in doubt, use cold. Seldom can any damage occur from using a cold compress or ice pack. Anything that is swollen should be treated with the use of cold therapy.
Moist heat may be applied only after the inflammation has subsided. The danger associated with using heat early on in an injury is the over-engorgement of tissue with blood and fluid. Dry heat, such as a heating pad, does not penetrate, therefore moist heat should be applied when it is necessary.
An easy rule to remember is; cold in the beginning and heat in the latter part of an injury.
Dr. Walker can assist you with instructions for an ice compress or moist heat as well as the duration of application.