Treatment Neck injury
Anatomically the neck is a complex part of the human body. The cervical spine contains bones, joints, soft tissue, and nerves that allow the head to be held and moved. Damage to one component affects the work of all others. If the consequences of minor neck injuries (for example, sprains or contusion of the cervical spine) bother a person for a several weeks, then complex injuries can lead to life-long consequences. A significant proportion of people get temporary or permanent disabilities. You should not neglect neck injury treatment and address your problem to the specialist in the medical center near you at once.
Causes of Neck Injuries
The causes of neck traumas can be following:
- Falling, colliding with another moving or stationary object/person (while skiing, snowboarding, etc.);
- Monotonous efforts for a long period of time (work that requires sitting for the whole day);
- Abrupt movements of the head or an uncomfortable position of the neck while sleeping.
Symptoms of Injuries
The symptoms include:
- neck injury pain;
- tingling in the hands;
- sleep disturbances;
Treatments for Neck Injuries
If the damage to the neck is not critical then it is recommended to rest and take anti-inflammatory drugs. However, in severe conditions a person needs intensive rehabilitation and high quality medical care. After such injuries the neck injury recovery takes a few months.
Nonsurgical treatment should be complex and normally it requires the care from the specialists like a physical therapist, occupational therapist, neurologist, neuropsychologist, speech therapist and neuro-urologist.
When a patient is admitted the professional staff of the medical clinic Touch of Health must assess his condition using special scales in the examination. Evaluation of the condition will help to correctly prescribe restorative procedures as well as predict the results of rehabilitation.
Touch of Health offers a wide range of neck injury surgeries. These services include:
- microsurgical discectomy;
- endoscopic surgery;
- laser nucleoplasty.
On average, complete recovery takes 2 to 3 months. After any operation, immobilization of the neck is indicated using a special orthopedic collar. The rehabilitation also should have elements of physical activity. Aqua gymnastics, swimming and massage are highly recommended for a full recovery.
The doctors of neck in Orlando will offer a number of solutions based on the your examination of result and will offer a complex treatment plan.
Our Neck Experts
Dr. Mark Biondi was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. At the age of three, his parents relocated to Merritt Island, so he has spent most of his life on the Space Coast and around Central Florida. He attended Merritt Island High where he developed an early interest in athletic training and sports medicine that would later lead him to pursue a career as a Chiropractic Physician. He attended Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College) and the University of Central Florida. He then enrolled at Logan University, College of Chiropractic Medicine, where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree.
Dr. Michael A. Thomas is a board-certified neurosurgeon who practices general neurosurgery with a specialty in minimally invasive spine surgery, skull base and endoscopic brain surgery. He treats conditions and diseases affecting the nervous system, which includes the brain, spine, spinal cord, and the peripheral nerves. Dr. Thomas has been referred to as a patient-focused professional and a conscientious and skilled neurosurgeon by his colleagues. He is certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons with a Neurosurgical discipline and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.