Spinal injuries are particularly common for people that participate in competitive sports. Whether you’re a casual player or a devoted athlete, these injuries can be an enormous source of pain and frustration. If you’re looking for a way to recovery from a spinal sports injury so you can get back to your normal routine, Innovative Spine can help.
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Why Choose Innovative Spine for Spinal Sports Injuries?
Spinal sports injuries can be both painful to experience and a frustrating barrier between athletes and the sports that they love. At Innovative Spine, we understand that athletes want to correct their spinal injuries as quickly as possible while setting themselves up for future success by receiving effective treatments. Our goal is to provide athletes with minimally invasive treatment techniques that can help them recover from spinal injuries quickly and completely.
Also referred to as slipped or ruptured discs, herniated discs are a common cause of back pain in many athletes. These discs are nestled between spinal vertebrae, acting as shock absorbers and helping the spine hold its shape. A disc becomes herniated when material from the disc’s soft, gel-like center pushes out through it’s harder exterior. This soft center can put pressure on the spinal nerves, causing shooting pain in the back and extremities. Typically, Dr. Kuwamura addresses disc herniations in the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine using artificial discs that can bring normal motion back to the spine.
Spinal fractures occur when the vertebrae of the spine takes on too much stress, causing tiny cracks to develop in the bone. These fractures most commonly occur in the lower back, or lumbar region of the spine, and are usually the result of overuse.
Also referred to as nerve pinch injury, a stinger is a neurological injury suffered primarily by athletes in high contact sports like rugby, ice hockey, American football, and wrestling. This injury usually leads to shooting pain, numbness, and weakness that typically only occurs in one of that patient’s arms.
A spinal strain occurs when a tendon or muscle in the spine is injured as a result of overexertion. This injury is particularly common in individuals that play sports that involve twisting motions, such as golf, and can cause severe lower back pain and spasms that may make it difficult to move.
Are you looking for a specialist that can help you correct your spinal sports injuries using effective, fast, and minimally-invasive methods? Innovative Spine can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and take the first step towards getting back into the game. We look forward to hearing from you!