How to Improve Your Spine’s Health

Our spine is quite literally the backbone of our lives. The spine functions to keep us upright and is the body’s main puzzle piece that connects different parts of our skeleton to each other. Injuries that our spine sustains may range from mild to life threatening.

Causes of spine pain may include:

  • Herniated disks
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Whiplash
  • Compression fracture

The spinal column, also referred to as the vertebral column, starts at the base of the skull and ends at the buttocks. The spinal column consists of 24 vertebrae (disks between our bones that serve as a cushion), the sacrum (which is located in the pelvic area), and the coccyx (which is the tailbone).

What is Spine Rehab?

Spine rehab is a highly beneficial means to treat issues that are related to our spine. Spine rehabilitation programs generally consist of several different types of healthcare providers. These medical professionals are put in place to help you reach your highest level of recovery. Some spine rehab professionals that you may meet along your journey are:

  • Orthopedic doctors
  • Massage therapists
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Chiropractors
  • Physical therapists
  • Pain management specialists

Spine rehabilitation programs aim to first pinpoint the exact location of the pain. The next step is to correct the source of the problem by incorporating a combination of successful techniques.

The entire spinal rehabilitation team plays an intricate role in treating the spinal issue or issues you may be experiencing. Each professional that is assigned for your care will have an essential duty to fill. This dedicated team has one major goal in mind collectively – your health and mobility.

Any injury or pain stemming from the spine can be a very scary experience. Spine rehab can help alleviate any concerns and fears you may have for your specific situation. The healthcare providers at your disposal are highly skilled in correcting and treating spinal issues. You have a wealth of knowledge and expertise available to use as a resource for any questions you may have.

If you, or someone you love, is suffering from a spinal injury or pain, spine rehab may be the best option for help.

The therapists at Impact Physical Therapy have extensive experience providing successful spinal rehabilitation programs.   Please contact us today to begin addressing your spinal pain.

Clinicians To Perform This Service

Shannon VanAntwerp

Kara Mathys

Courtney Odelson-Dynes

Gretchen Thompson

Paul Thomas

Locations To Perform This Service

Champaign

South Loop

Lakeview

Oak Lawn