Injuries to the spinal column and its segments are called pathological conditions of varying severity, primarily due to trauma damage. In most cases, these are the consequences of falls, blows, bruises, and fractures of different severity.
Also, traumatization of the spine and intervertebral discs occurs under the influence of certain diseases of a chronic nature. For example, the risk of injury increases with pathological bone fragility, conditions affecting the ligamentous apparatus, etc.
In each case, an injury to the spine or its segments might cause serious consequences, depending on the damage. The greatest danger, in this case, is associated with damage to the spinal cord and nerve bundles localized in the spine. Such pathological conditions are characterized by a violation of the integrity of bones and other spinal column structures.
Often injuries to the spine and intervertebral discs cause the serious motor and neurological disorders; severe injuries threaten to disable the patient. In all these cases, adequate treatment and a fundamental approach to rehabilitation because this is the only way a person can restore lost functions and return to a normal life. At Kliniken Schmieder, rehabilitation programs are developed for each patient individually, and highly qualified rehabilitation specialists and doctors of related specializations participate in the recovery process.
The leading cause of spinal injury is sustained damage. It may be a fall from a great height, a blow, a traffic accident, etc. The result of such incidents is a violation of the integrity of the intervertebral discs’ bones, ligaments, and cartilage, which is an injury.
The most common factors that increase the risk of injury include:
Treatment methods for spinal column injuries and intervertebral discs depend on the nature and severity of the damage and the causes of its occurrence. In most cases, effective treatment requires an integrated approach that combines surgical interventions with conservative therapy methods:
Regardless of the severity of the injury, every patient with spinal injuries requires rehabilitation. It is necessary for a full recovery, restoration of mobility, and in some cases, lost functions. The duration and features of rehabilitation programs are individual and depend on the severity of injuries and the nuances of treatment.
In Kliniken Schmieder, rehabilitation programs for patients with spinal injuries include:
It is important to understand that the optimal time is decided for each rehabilitation stage. So, psychological help can be started quite early, while to restore mobility, it is necessary to wait for proper tissue regeneration.