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Sports Injury, Back Injury, Spinal Injury Review KBNI Houston, Chiropractor, Chiropractic, Katy, Memorial City, Woodlands, Sugarland, Kingwood, TMC (Texas Medical Center), College Station, Bryan, Texas

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Sports Injury, Back Injury, Spinal Injury Review KBNI Houston, Chiropractor, Chiropractic,  Katy, Memorial City, Woodlands, Sugarland, Kingwood, TMC (Texas Medical Center), College Station, Bryan, Texas

Sports Injury, Back Injury, Spinal Injury Review KBNI Houston, Chiropractor, Chiropractic, Katy, Memorial City, Woodlands, Sugarland, Kingwood, TMC (Texas Medical Center), College Station, Bryan, Texas

Sports injury can result in back injury or other spinal injury to patients.  Prevention and proper treatment are important.  Experts in physical therapy or experts in chiropractic (chiropractor) can help with guidance.  Our spines are the seat of motion for our entire lives. Spinal nerves running through and along the spinal column provide sensation to many parts of the body, in addition to serving as avenues for sending signals to our voluntary muscle groups. While it is essential to our mobility, the spinal cord lacks durability to direct physical trauma, as well as regenerative capacity if sufficiently injured. The soft tissue of the spinal cord is what can have serious repercussions for mobility when it comes to sports injuries. Collisions, blows, dislocations, and other types of physical trauma sustained in impact sports injury can push fragments of bone into the spinal cord or otherwise compromise its normal function or normal anatomy. Once the spinal cord has been damaged, patients can lose sensation or motor function in all parts of the body that were previously governed by parts of the spinal cord below the site of injury. Back injury and spinal injury are a great concern, especially in an active society in which contact sports are popular.  When injury is major, a surgery on the spine may be needed.  When there is no significant structural damage to the spine, but injury involving muscle and ligament sprain or strain, therapy with a physical therapist, or chiropractic treatment with a chiropractor may be of benefit.

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spinal injury back injury chiropractic chiropractor houston katy sugarland woodlands

Due to spinal cord’s lack of regenerative capacity, spinal injury that is high on the spinal cord—in the cervical (neck) region—can be particularly serious, potentially causing paralysis in all of the limbs. The upper back (thoracic region) has extra support due to the structure of the ribcage and supporting muscles, tendons, and ligaments, so it is less vulnerable to serious sports injury than the neck. As a result of these vulnerabilities, physicians typically exercise extreme caution when a spinal injury is suspected. During a sporting event, this means immobilizing the patient on a stretcher accompanied by very careful movement to minimize the chance of further damaging the spinal cord. Recovery from sports injury can often be unique to each patient depending on where the spinal cord was injured and in what manner. Intense physical therapy regimens are typically required to minimize further loss of mobility and, in some cases, to partially re-develop a patient’s ability to control their extremities. To reduce the chances of injuring the spine during sports, always complete a thorough regimen of light calisthenics and stretching prior to any intense activity. This will help prepare muscles, tendons, and ligaments for the increased stress that sports require. Experts to help with guidance in this area may be physical therapists, who can use physical therapy techniques, or chiropractic treatment in the hands of a chiropractor, who can educate in proper stretches and warmup activities.  Back injury and other spinal injury can have long lasting and devastating consequences.  Prevention can be accomplished by using good equipment, following proper rules of engagement, especially in contact sports, and by strengthening the surrounding musculature to support and protect the spine.  Experts in strengthening and conditioning the spine may be physical therapists who perform strengthening, or chiropractic treatment with a chiropractor who performs strengthening techniques. In summary, sports injury may result in back injury and other spinal injury, and can often be prevented or avoided, with the proper caution.  If it does occur, proper and prompt treatment are important.  Proper prevention is important, utilizing proper rules, equipment and strengthening.  Physical therapy or chiropractic treatment with a chiropractor may have excellent benefit. Experts at the Kraus Back and Neck Instiute (KBNI) in Houston, serve patients who have suffered sports injury, back injury, and other spinal injury, throughout the Houston and surrounding areas, including Katy, Woodlands, Memorial City, the TMC (Texas Medical Center), Woodlands, Sugarland, Kingwood, College Station, Bryan, and other cities in Texas.  Patients with pain from an injury can be seen.  No imaging studies are needed.  KBNI expert physicians will obtain the appropriate imaging studies and other tests to help diagnose the cause of the pain. Patients can schedule a visit online at  www.SpineHealth.com or call 281-713-6296 Keywords: Sports Injury, Back Injury, Spinal Injury Review KBNI Houston, Chiropractor, Chiropractic,  Katy, Memorial City, Woodlands, Sugarland, Kingwood, TMC (Texas Medical Center), College Station, Bryan, Texas

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How to Lift: Tips from the Kraus Back and Neck Institute, Houston

low back and neck injuries from lifting, Houston, Kingwood, Humble, Katy, the Woodlands, Beaumont, Baytown

low back and neck injuries from lifting, Houston, Kingwood, Humble, Katy, the Woodlands, Beaumont, Baytown

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How To Lift?

 

 

 

At the Kraus Back and Neck Institute in Houston, TX,  patients with low back injuries and neck injuries are seen very frequently.  One of the most common things which we do every day, yet give  very little thought to, is lifting.  Because we do it so frequently, lifting can cause significant injury to the low back.  This can occur as a result of lifting heavy objects once or light objects multiple times.  If you proper techniques of lifting, back injury can be avoided.

First we will focus on bending itself.  One of the worst things which we can do is to bend at the waist.  This place is huge stresses upon the lumbar spine.  It is much better to bend at the knees while keeping the back in a relatively straight and upright posture.

The position of the feet is very important when lifting objects.  Keep the feet at least a shoulder width apart from each other.  This helps provide extra leverage and stability.

The position of the object  which we are lifting in relation to our body is very important.  Make sure to keep the object as close to the body as possible.  The further the object is away from our body, the greater the torque is placed on our lumbar spine.

Balance the objects which you are carrying so that both sides of the body have an equal weight distribution.  We often see people carrying a heavy object such as a suitcase in one hand while leaning to the other side to balance the weight.  This places excessive stress upon the lumbar spine.  It is much better to try to carry equal weights on either side and create a balanced load for the lumbar spine.

Avoid lifting objects which are too heavy for you.  This will of course vary depending upon the abilities of the individual.  It is best to avoid a level of extreme strain and struggle as this has a much higher risk of causing injury to the back.

While lifting objects, keep your body straight  and pointed at the object.  One of the worst things we can do is twist the body while lifting at the same time.  This does place significant stress and strain upon the lumbar spine.

When possible, avoid lifting objects and especially heavy ones, above the waist and shoulders.  When one lifts bear arms up in the air, the curvature of the lumbar spine increases.  If one is lifting an object at the same time, excess strain will be placed on the lumbar spine.

Since injury to the low back and neck, or any other portion of the spine, can occur as a result of improper lifting techniques, it is important to pay good attention to proper body mechanics.

If one pays attention to these guidelines, many back injuries will be avoided.  Remember that back injuries can occur as a result of repetitive injury to the spine or from an isolated single injury.  It is easy enough to remember to incorporate these simple lifting techniques into our daily routines at the same time significantly decrease chances of a low back injury.

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The Kraus Back and Neck Institute, located in Houston, TX, specialized in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of low back pain, neck pain, degenerative disc disease, disc degeneration, herniated disc in the lumbar and cervical spine, and sciatica.  They serve patients in the Houston and surrounding areas, including Katy, Galleria, Cinco Ranch, the Woodlands, Sugarland, the Woodlands, Pearland, Westchase, River Oaks, Conroe, Baytown, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita, as well as other regions of Texas and the United States.

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