Upon hearing the term spinal ligament injury, your first thought may be, “That can’t be the problem, it sounds too benign (minimal).”
It is not. This is a serious injury.
While I cannot begin to teach you everything there is to know about this type of serious injury, I can and will improve your ability to be a much more educated consumer, helping you shop the market for the best results. This includes locating an informed doctor with expertise about this condition, and more importantly, how to accurately determine where and how severe it is if you have it.
If you think that you have injured your spine in an auto accident, work activity, sports activity, a slip and fall, or any of the hundreds of other ways spinal injuries occur, this is for you!
To begin with, we need to understand that when a force suddenly overwhelms a spinal joint and forces it out of alignment, the ligaments are overstretched or torn. This can leave the joints looser, lax and out of alignment, which causes the pain receptors to turn on again. The result is to prevent you from doing further damage the joint or the ligaments.
This injury is called a sprain, or in this case, a spinal sprain. Sprains provide you with either a very sharp pain or a very attention-grabbing dull ache. Anyone that has sprained their ankle knows how painful a simple injury to the ligaments can be. The pain you can receive from the mildest form of an ankle sprain can be extremely overwhelming.
The common term for a spinal ligament injury caused by an auto accident is called whiplash injury. That is because of the “whipping” motion that occurs during the accident. Regardless, it is a spinal ligament injury and it causes a degree of instability to the spine itself.
Symptoms of spinal ligament injury
Medscape1, one of the top medical sites in the world, openly educates the public about spinal ligament injuries to the neck or lower back, and lists the following symptoms:diseases (e.g., malaria), the forces of war and nature, and all neurological conditions combined. Thus, this report is stating that these so called “just soft tissue injuries” have a greater impact on the health of the world population than all the aforementioned conditions combined! A spinal ligament injury can cause you to have any of the following conditions and it may affect you permanently:
• Neck pain • Back pain • Lower back pain • Shoulder pain • Scapular pain • Pain radiating down the arms • Pain radiating down the legs • Disturbances in concentration • Disturbances in memory • Concussion Findings • Numbness, tingling or a sense of weakness or heaviness in the legs or arms • Visual disturbances • Ringing in the ears • Difficulty swallowing • Difficulty breathing • Bladder or bowel dysfunction • Headaches (migraine and others)
Unfortunately, each one of these conditions can become permanent if you do not reduce your risk by working with a knowledgeable doctor that completely understands how to properly diagnose and treat this type of injury early. Early is the key! The sooner the better!
However, finding a doctor that knows how to properly diagnose this type of injury is not easy. In fact, I have taught more programs specifically geared to the spinal ligament injury than perhaps anyone in the country. I can tell you firsthand that 90% or more of the doctors treating these injuries do not know how to determine the severity and the location of this condition. In that case,, your chances for an optimal outcome are significantly reduced.
This also means that your risk of any of the conditions listed above becoming a permanent part of your life is increased astronomically! Finding the right doctor is imperative to reducing this risk. Thankfully, You’re in good hands with CHRC— Dr. Lesko is an educated Spinal Ligament Specialist, and ready to give you the care and education you need to overcome Spinal Ligament Injuries,
** Taken From The Seven Essentials to Getting Great Recovery Results and Excellent Legal Help for any Spinal Ligament Injury, Chapter One**