Personal injuries can occur unexpectedly at any time. If you're seeking a natural approach to relief and healing, as well as a smooth recovery, where can you turn? Fortunately, Hourma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation, serving Houma and Thibodaux, offers all that and more!
What Is Considered a Personal Injury?
From a chiropractic standpoint, a personal injury refers to an injury to the body, which can result from a slip and fall, sports activities, or work-related incidents. For example, twisting your ankle after a slip and fall can lead to a sprain, involving a torn or overstretched ligament. Personal injuries also encompass injuries to the neck or back resulting from car accidents.
Athletes, on the other hand, may experience injuries such as knee or elbow strain from overstretching or overusing soft tissues. Additionally, repeatedly lifting heavy objects at work can put you at risk of a personal injury, such as a herniated disc.
How Will a Chiropractor Diagnose Your Personal Injury?
To diagnose your personal injury, we will begin by obtaining a comprehensive medical history to understand your current and past health issues. Next, we will discuss the injury itself, including the trigger. We will inquire about your current symptoms and when they are most bothersome. Additionally, we may ask you to move the affected body part to evaluate its range of motion.
During the examination, our chiropractor may apply slight pressure to the area to assess tightness and inflammation. In some cases, this may be sufficient to diagnose the problem. However, we may also require imaging tests to further assess the injury.
How Does a Chiropractor Treat a Personal Injury?
It is important to note that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating personal injuries. The treatment method we use depends on the specific issue at hand.
Some of the common treatments we employ include:
- Chiropractic alignments
- Exercise therapy
- Lifestyle advice, such as movement restrictions and hot and cold therapy
- Massage therapy
Contact Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation in Houma and Thibodaux, LA
At Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation, we have chiropractors who can help you recover from personal injuries and get back to doing what you love. We also offer treatments to manage pain during the healing process. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling:
Houma - 985-873-8586
Thibodaux - 985-447-2225