Spinal Orthopedic Rehabilitation is a specialty of orthopedic physical therapy that focuses on the spine and surrounding structures (muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage). There are a variety of disorders that can affect the spine, causing dysfunction from the neck to the lower back. Often these disorders cause pain and reduced mobility. Spinal orthopedic rehabilitation and physical therapy can help to reduce pain and get patients moving again, whether to treat an injury or to aid in recovery following spinal surgery.
Did You Know?
- Spinal cord trauma occurs most often in males between the ages of 15-35 who are healthy and active
- Nearly 200,000 people in the United States are living with a disability related to a spinal cord injury
- Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal trauma
- Trauma is only one cause of spine injury, other causes include tumors, ischemia, developmental disorders, congenital defects, neurodegenerative diseases, or malformations