5 Tips for Spinal Fracture Recovery

By Game Ready | Nov 12, 2019

A spinal fracture is a painful and potentially serious injury. Both trauma, such as from an accident or fall, and diseases that weaken bones, such as osteoporosis, can fracture the spine.1 Some of the symptoms associated with a spinal fracture may include:

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How to Treat a Pulled Back Muscle in 8 Steps

By Game Ready | Mar 27, 2019

A pulled back muscle can begin as a sudden, sharp pain when lifting or bending. Or it may appear gradually, getting progressively worse over several days. This common injury ranges from a minor inconvenience to an intense source of pain. It can take several weeks, and in some cases a few months, to heal.1

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3 Spinal Fracture Types You Need to Know

By Game Ready | Apr 12, 2017

Spinal fractures can occur from traumatic incidents like a car accident or a fall or from medical conditions that cause bone loss such as osteoporosis or cancer. The primary symptoms are back pain that won’t go away, a change in height, or a change in your natural posture. The best way to diagnose a spinal fracture is with an X-ray, so consult a physician to determine the cause of your back pain so that you can begin spinal fracture treatment as soon as possible.

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How Athletes Approach Back Strain Treatment (And You Should Too!)

By Game Ready | Feb 03, 2015

Back strain happens to both athletes and non-athletes all the time. In fact, it's one of the most common medical complaints that doctors encounter. Because one in four adults has experienced low back pain at least once in their lifetime, chances are you are one of them. Athletic trainers and physical therapists deal with back strain treatment all the time, and there's no reason you can't take advantage of their knowledge to help reduce your own pain and discomfort.

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Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 101: 5 Things You Need to Know for Quick Recovery

By Game Ready | Jan 27, 2015

When you suffer from a spinal cord injury, you might experience symptoms such as reduced motor function, loss of sensation in limbs, numbness or tingling, pain or stinging, and many more.. Obviously, the faster you can recover from your injury and eliminate those undesirable symptoms, the happier you will be.

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5 Tips Athletes Can Use to Ease Pain During Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

By Game Ready | Jan 20, 2015

The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center has reported that there are approximately 12,500 new incidences of spinal cord injury each year. Of these, around 9% (or 1,125 cases) are related to sports. Athletes can incur spinal cord injuries in a number of ways including a jarring fall, getting hit hard from certain angles, or twisting unexpectedly during the course of play. Although a spinal cord injury can happen in any type of sport, they are most common in football, wrestling, and ice hockey. Regardless of the cause of the injury, it is important to treat it quickly and effectively.

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How to Quickly Recover from All Levels of Spinal Cord Injury

By Game Ready | Dec 23, 2014

A spinal cord injury can have a significant impact on your daily life. Whether you are temporarily immobilized, have limited mobility, or are simply uncomfortable, you want to recover as quickly as possible so you can return to normal, pain-free activity.

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How to Treat a Pulled Back Muscle to Get Back in the Game Faster

By Game Ready | Nov 25, 2014

A pulled back muscle can happen to anybody, but whether you are a hobby gardener or a professional athlete, you need to recover as fast as possible so you can get back in the game.

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4 Things You Need to Know About Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

By Game Ready | Nov 11, 2014

A spinal cord injury can be very scary, even if it's relatively minor. Damage to the spinal cord can cause numbness, tingling, loss of sensation, and a range of other symptoms that are quite alarming if you don't know why they are happening. Fortunately, many people make a full recovery from minor spinal cord injuries.

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How to Accelerate Spinal Cord Injury Recovery & Healing

By Game Ready | Nov 04, 2014

Spinal cord injuries can range from relatively minor conditions such as whiplash to extreme damage that causes full or partial paralysis. For the acute injuries that can be treated, you want to recover as quickly as possible to regain range of motion, eliminate pain, and return to normal daily activity.

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