Specific Pain Points
The spinal cord consists of bundled nerves that carry messages between your body and brain. The vertebrae serves as a cage, surrounding and protecting the spinal cord. Direct trauma to the nerves or indirect trauma to the bones, soft tissues, and vessels around the spinal cord result in a spinal cord injury.
Because the spinal cord passes through the neck and back, any injury to the spinal cord has the potential to have devastating effects. Living with a spinal cord injury can be incredibly painful and debilitating. However, you don’t have to suffer from spinal cord pain.
Spine Injury Treatment in Charlotte, NC
Spinal Injury Symptoms from Traumatic or Non-Traumatic Injuries
A variety of factors cause spinal cord injuries, including car accidents, falls, other impacts, or sports, such as gymnastics or diving. Non-traumatic injuries can also happen from cancer, inflammation, or other diseases, such as Multiple sclerosis or arthritis.
Regardless of how an injury occurred, bruised or torn spinal cords are extremely painful, as they can affect physical and mental aspects of the body. In general, the higher up on the spine the injury occurs, the more damage the person will experience. Depending on the location of the injury in the vertebrae, symptoms will vary. Spinal injuries can cause the following symptoms:
- Loss of sensation
- Intense stinging or tingling sensations
- Restricted range of movement
- Partial or complete paralysis
- Weakened diaphragm/respiratory problems
- Exaggerated reflex actions or spasms
- Changes in sexual health
- Spastic muscles
- Pressure sores
- Blood clots
- Bladder problems
- A range of intense emotions when coping
Spinal Cord Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation at Dynamic Health
We know that living with a spinal cord injury can affect your life in all aspects. That’s why we design a comprehensive, tailored plan to assist each person seeking relief from spinal injury pain. Spinal injury recovery requires an individualized treatment plan for pain management and rehabilitation. Using advanced diagnostics and proven treatment protocols, the medical professionals at Dynamic Health take a multidisciplinary approach to relieving your spinal injury.
If you suffer from spinal cord injury symptoms and want relief, Dynamic Health will give you a free consultation, including x-rays (if needed). Read success stories of how we have helped Charlotte area residents manage pain.
*Results may vary from person to person. Contact us for more details.
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Back Pain Testimonials
I was often dizzy, clumsy and forgetful and bumped into things constantly. I have a history of fibromyalgia and arthritis and sought the advice of my rheumatologist, a neurologist, orthopedist and chiropractor and none of these experts could agree as to the cause of the pain and paralysis that forced me out of work and onto disability.
I had numerous medical tests – MRIs, CT Scans, Bone Scans, X-rays – and not one doctor could explain why I had this debilitating pain. Instead, I was prescribed numerous medications. Some brought relief for a short time, while others had side effects that made them impossible to take. I was prescribed pain medication that left me unable to operate my feet, let alone heavy machinery and more than that, I did not want a life lived in a constant fog of pain relievers.
I had come to a point in my life where I was reclusive, without hope and trying to come to grips with the fact that I was 50 years old and would have to learn to live the rest of my life with this pain. I thought I had reached a point of no return. The day before my daughter called to tell me that she had made this appointment, I had fallen to my knees and said, “Lord, if this is all that I can expect for the rest of my life, please take me.” Thankfully, God had other plans and He blessed me with a daughter who doesn’t give up and doesn’t let me give up either.
Because my daughter was so worried about me, I agreed to go to the appointment at DHPM. But, in the back of my mind, I felt this was yet another waste of time. I went for the initial consultation and came back the next day for the results. Dr. Mazal sat with me and explained exactly what my problem stemmed from and showed me the x-rays that had been taken the day before.
That was the first time a Doctor sat down with me and explained the cause and effect of my condition. Even more unbelievable was the fact that he told me that I could start treatment that day and begin to get some relief from the pain. I was used to the old Doctor’s office run around—you sign in, you wait. You are called into a room, you wait. You see a nurse, you wait. You see the Doctor for 5 minutes and leave with a handful of prescriptions.
At Dynamic Health & Pain Management, I was taken immediately to my first treatment and within 5 minutes, I was crying tears of joy. For the first time in over a year, I had feeling in my fingertips! It has been 4 weeks since that first visit and I feel like I have a new lease on life. Instead of dreading the rest of my life, I wish there were more of it. I am looking forward to returning to work, feeling useful and living life!”
I am an active person and love to do things outdoors. I also run a non-profit organization that I am very passionate about and it requires me to maintain a high level of energy and mobility. That’s why staying active and fit is important to me and I have always tried to take good care of my body. One day I was doing a stretch that I had done a million times before. I bent down deep into the stretch and got stuck! I couldn’t get back up.
My spine was just frozen in place. Luckily my family was there and called Dynamic Health & Pain Management right away. They were able to get me in that same day to be seen. I found out that I had aggravated an old spinal injury from 20 years ago that had gotten steadily worse until everything just seized up. I knew I should have come in earlier but had been putting it off and now I was paying the price. I couldn’t get out of bed much less do any-thing I needed to do like work, drive, shop or chores around the house.
The doctors put me on a treatment plan that was tailored to my unique condition and I was extremely happy with the results. After just 2 months I went from being totally bedridden back to my normal daily activities. I can get in and out of bed, swim, walk, shop and travel for my work. I am so happy! Whether you have minor nagging pains or major debilitating ones you owe it to yourself to get help. Don’t ignore the pain until it becomes a larger problem. Go to Dynamic Health & Pain Management to see if they can help!”
He told me I must have pulled a muscle and that I should take a week to rest to let it heal. After a week off from my activities, I went back to soccer practice. By the end of it, my back started hurting again. I was told to rest and took another week off. Sure enough, when I tried to go back to practice the same thing happened. This went on for six weeks, and my mom kept getting the same advice: “KEEP RESTING!”
We were both getting frustrated and decided it was not normal for a 13-year-old in good health to have chronic pain like this. Luckily, my mom was talking to a friend about my problem and he told her about Dynamic Health & Pain Management and we decided to give it a try. After the first consultation, the doctor found a mild form of spina bifida and a curvature in the wrong place in my spine.
The doctor put together a treatment plan that I began right away. The staff was great and got to know me. I love going there, and the results were awesome! After only two weeks, I was feeling better and back to working out and practice. After the third week, I was pain-free and able to participate in full workouts.”
I was living with chronic back pain, and not one health professional was ever able to give me any answers in the past. Over the counter medicines never helped. After five years, I just learned to live with the pain. Recently, the past three weeks were the worst it’s ever been and I knew I couldn’t just deal with it anymore.
Working for Boston Scientific, my job is extremely demanding and busy. I do not have the time to deal with pain. Eventually, I had become afraid to do certain activities for fear of back pain. My wife even noticed a change in my mood due to lack of sleep. I was beginning to get grumpy.
Dynamic Health & Pain Management was so profoundly wonderful by taking all of the negative out of my life, along with the pain. It was unbelievable how quick I noticed a difference. I’ll be the first to admit I was hesitant. The facility was unlike anything I expected and I never thought I’d get relief. It’s like they say, “Never judge a book by its’ cover.”
Everyone was so friendly and kind. The doctors were very informative and made sure to answer all my questions. I am very grateful for the care I have received and no longer live my life in fear of pain. My wife also said that I am even much more pleasant to be around these days. If the therapy didn’t work, I’d still probably visit just to hang out with the staff!”
With time and dedication, I lost well over 150 lbs. However, my back pain didn’t go away. It was constant and really affected my way of life. Doing anything was uncomfortable. Flying in an airplane, traveling, golfing, anything I wanted to do was preceded with a decision of whether to do it or not.
I am director of Security for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. My job requires a lot of attention to detail, accuracy and devotion. There is no time for pain.
I had sought out a massage therapist but relief was temporary. Within a few days, the pain would always come back. One afternoon, I came across Dynamic Health & Pain Management. After reading about the clinic and what they do, I called for help.
Dynamic Health & Pain Management instantly provided me with answers to my pain. Dr. Mazal also brought to my attention other areas that would create problems down the road if I didn’t fix them. He provided me with a treatment plan to fix the problem at the cause, rather than treat the symptoms and provide temporary relief.
Within two weeks of treatment, my pain was 90% gone. The x-rays show a huge difference than before I started care. I no longer have to worry about any activity quality of life has completely come back.
I couldn’t imagine going back to where I was before treatment. I am so thankful for the doctors and entire staff at DHPM!”
I have two children at ages six and seven, so being a good dad is my number one priority. They are constantly involving themselves in activities that require so much energy and physical ability. As a result, I would fight through the pain to play with my kids. One of their favorite activities is jumping on a trampoline. After my first attempt trying to jump with them, I immediately went to the ground from aching pain.
In IT Computer Programming at Vanguard, I had to have my office adjusted so I could sit and stand whenever I needed. Sitting in one place for too long made the pain worse. After being seen by numerous doctors and chiropractors, the pain would go away for some time but always come back. I eventually accepted the fact that this was the way it was going to be for the rest of my life. I was never going to permanently get better.
One afternoon, I attended the Men’s Health Fair at my work and spoke with someone from Dynamic Health & Pain Management (DHPM). Based off of my analysis, she knew exactly where my pain was before I had the chance to tell her. I was intrigued when she mentioned the multidisciplinary aspect of Dynamic Health & Pain Management, so I made an appointment.
After my first visit, it was clear that DPHM address an individual’s issue from a whole body perspective. Everyone is evaluated from every aspect to determine the best treatment protocol needed to become pain free. I loved that I found instant relief from adjustments and permanent relief as a result of therapy. Here I am, almost done with treatment, and I am nearly pain free.
I am thankful for everyone at DHPM. My questions were always answered. The doctors are the best in the business, and medical assistants were right there to coach me through each therapy. At the end of the day, I am happy because I am finally able to come home and spend time with my kids without the pain.”
When my wife and I walked up to the Dynamic Health & Pain Management’s booth after the run, I had no clue what to expect. After they did this computer analysis of my spine, I was explained how their office treats the source of the someone’s pain, not just the symptom. The unique concept was interesting and I made an appointment.
I was suffering from sciatic nerve pain that traveled from my low back down through my left leg. I don’t remember exactly how the pain started, but I was a carrier at FedEx for over 14 years. My days consisted of getting in and out of a car, bending, and lifting packages. I had been to Chiropractors for relief in the past, but found
little success. I eventually became tired with no energy to get through the day. Red Bull and Five Hour Energy drinks helped, but didn’t last long enough. Instead of finding the proper care for relief, I remained complacent and pushed through the pain every day.
Honestly, I was shocked after the first visit. DHPM ended up being the friendliest and most thorough medical office I’d ever been to. All of the staff knew my name and said hello. I went through the consultation with the cause of my problem, diagnosis and treatment protocol explained simple enough so anyone would understand.
Now many visits later, my sciatic pain has decreased tremendously and is almost gone. I feel fantastic. My range of motion is back and I am more awake everyday. I no longer need to drink Red Bull to have energy. DHPM gave me my energy back when they fixed my problem and the pain went away. Thank you Dynamic Health!”
Doctors recommend working out to help ease pain, but it made mine worse. I grew up being an active person and working out, but eventually my workouts became limited. Lunges are my favorite exercise but they became impossible to do. I can even remember not being able to even bend over to tie my shoes.
Seeing my struggles, my boss eventually gave me permission to buy a new chair. I thought the chair was a main contributor and would fix the pain if fixed. To be honest, I never really thought anything was wrong, and back pain was just one of inevitable those things that happened with age. As a daily regimen, Ibuprofen provided enough temporary relief to get through the day.
Patient One afternoon, Dynamic Health & Pain Management (DHPM) came to MEDIC to screen anyone suffering from pain. My colleagues and I decided to try it. I didn’t go into much detail about my back pain, but their computer analysis showed the exact areas where I was having pain. She also mentioned headaches as a possible symptom. I have headaches quite often, but never listed them as a symptom. How they know? I had never seen anything like this before and was amazed.
Once I offered the free evaluation, I made an appointment. In as little as two weeks I felt significantly better. My pain rapidly decreased and I began to work out again. My overall stability and posture improved and I never bought a new chair.
Dynamic Health & Pain Management is phenomenal. I am so thankful for them coming to my job. I am so thankful for getting screened, and so thankful for accepting care at DHPM. Even though the therapy was tough at times, it was so worth it to feel the way I do now. One more thing, the back brace they gifted me with for home use is was my favorite and I use it everyday!”
I went to a doctor who diagnosed me with degenerative disc disease. I was then sent to a pain clinic that only treated me with injections into my spine and prescribed pain medications. These injections would relieve my pain but it was only temporary. After only a few days I would be right back where I started from unable to do the things I love. The only thing I was left with in my life was going to work, coming home and visiting doctors for injections and more pain pills so I could get through my days at work.
One day I was telling my friend how miserable I was and she told me about how she was very happy with the pain therapy she was receiving at Dynamic Health & Pain Management. I called and setup an appointment and got in to see them right away.
When I went to my consultation, I found that this was not the same as other medical offices that just give you an injection and a prescription and send you out the door. They determined that not only did I have degenerative disc disease but I also was born with an extra vertebra in my spine! This had been overlooked my entire life. Based on this information, the care providers were able to design a therapy plan unique to my condition.
After only 15 visits to the office, I am happy to report that my pain has reduced significantly and there are many days where I have no pain at all. I now am able to do all the things I love to do. I can clean my house, work in my yard and wear my favorite shoes. Most importantly I am able to run, wrestle and play with my grandson!!”