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What is Rehabilitation?


You know why lots of people undergone rehabilitation what does it mean actually. It's basically an act of getting people to normal life.
Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, you know that getting injured is a nightmare. For a professional athlete, an injury can mean that they cannot participate in games or even the end of their career.
For those who like to throw around the football over the weekend or play a little bit of soccer with the guys, an injury on the field can have a serious effect on their professional life, family life, and personal relationships.
When a person gets injured, their primary goal is recovering from that injury and getting back to 100 percent as quickly as possible. For all serious injuries, rehabilitation is key to restoring strength, flexibility, and endurance.
Rehabilitation describes the process that a person goes through to recover their full function after they have been injured. Depending on the injury that a person sustains, the exact steps that they will take to recover will vary.
In most cases, they will include engaging in various exercises and drills and doing stretches. Rehabilitation is as important as the treatment a patient receives following their injury. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked.
Injury rehabilitation has two key goals. On the one hand, it is to help the patient regain their pre-injury levels of physical stamina and physical fitness. At the same time, it is designed to strengthen the individual to prevent future injuries.
In most cases, a patient is advised to begin injury rehabilitation exercises as quickly as they possibly can. This usually means right after the initial inflammatory phase has subsided.
There are a few instances where serious injury requires a patient to work through the pain as they recover. If a person experiences serious pain while they are doing rehabilitation exercises, it is their body’s way of telling them that it is not ready for said exercise and that they need to stop or slow down.
During the recovery process, a lot of emphasis is put on restoring muscle endurance and muscle power. Endurance is the muscle’s ability to continually work without getting tired. It is essential in sports like cycling and running. But it’s also important in football or rugby because these sports require repeated bursts of energy.
It is essential in sports like cycling and running. But it’s also important in football or rugby because these sports require repeated bursts of energy.
Muscle endurance is essential for the core muscles. These are the muscles that support the pelvis and spine. Core muscles are used for every single activity that a person does. If these are injured, they will have a negative impact on a person’s mobility.
Flexibility is a muscle’s ability to stretch without breaking. During the recovery process, increasing flexibility and strength should go hand-in-hand. This is because as a muscle becomes longer, it can become weaker, which can lead to new injuries.
Injury rehabilitation is an essential part of recovery. It will allow a person to regain their pre-injury strength, flexibility, and balance, and will also help them prevent reinjuring themselves in the future. Contact Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center and Motorsports Rehab today to begin your rehabilitation.

CONSIDER IT A SCHOOL AND YOU ARE HERE FOR GROOMING
Going for therapy and rehabilitation is just like going back to school, because you may have to learn new information. If you were going back to school later in life, you may have to “relearn” information that you had previously acquired. In therapy, there are tasks that may require physical activities like learning to walk again or learning to transfer yourself from your bed to a chair. You may need to learn to read again, speak clearly, or improve your memory. Rarely is it easy, and I always told patients and families that it will be the hardest thing they will ever do. Like school or learning a new skill there are certain principles that make a difference.

WHY DOES IT MATTER?
When we take a medication for a medical problem, we carefully adjust the dose. Too little or too much antibiotic and the infection gets worse or never goes away. The same is true of rehabilitation. The intensity and amount of therapy matters. Much like it takes hours of practice to learn and improve playing a musical instrument, it takes hours of therapy to retrain the brain, nervous system, and muscles. Typically, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital will provide 3 hours of therapy a day. Nursing homes do not.

FUNCTION REALLY MATTERS AT PEAK
If you want to learn to play a piano, you need to practice on a piano and not just read about it. The same is true for rehabilitation. If you have had a stroke and have lost the use of your right arm, you will need to do tasks and therapy that require the use of your right arm. Performing these tasks will help rewire your brain. The more “functional” tasks you perform the more you will improve and more positive changes will take place in your nervous system.

WE ARE HERE FOR MOTIVATION
The person who is motivated and tries harder has a better chance of getting better. It is not always the brightest student who is the most successful: hard work can make a huge difference. People undergoing rehabilitation are motivated by their caregivers and therapists, but also by their surroundings. Think of working in a brightly lit office with a great view versus one in the basement with a drab cubicle. Rehabilitation can be the same. Are you at a place that specializes in rehabilitation or is it just part of a facility that does other things?
So, don’t forget: Dose, Function, and Motivation matter.

Spine Problem : A Matter Of Past Now : Dr. Neeraj Jain

Gone are the days when you had to be on bed-rest for months either due to slip disc or spine fracture. Of late technologies in the field of science now make you fit within a day’s time.
Today, either due to lifestyle changes or due to some minor accidents people are suffering from backache, spine fracture and slip disc. But not now as the new treatments have come up, your spine problem can be cured within a day’s time.

New treatment methods
Vertebroplasty, ozone treatment and micro-endoscopic spine surgeries (key hole) are the latest spine treatment techniques. They help cure spine fractures and disc problems.

Vertebroplasty
If a patient suffers from spine fracture then he cannot move even an inch. Earlier when the vertebroplasty was not introduced, the patient suffering from spine fracture could not even go to the toilet.” Vertebroplasty is Quick-fix treatment for osteoporotic fracture of spine which is the commonest fracture of the body. It is non-surgical procedure where liquid bone cement is injected through a needle in the fractured vertebra. The process takes 15 to 20 minutes and then the patient is absolutely fine. Patient comes on stretcher and goes back walking the same day.”

Mistake often done
The patient suffering from spine fracture should be brought on a stretcher or on a hard surface. It is wrong to carry a patient folded in hands as it further damages the spinal cord resulting even in paralysis. Ozone injection treatment

Ozone Treatment of Spine
Newer technologies like ozone injection cures patients of slip disc and sciatica, as ozone’s nascent oxygen atom shrinks the disc so taking away pressure from the pain sensitive nerves. It is a non-surgical procedure done under local anaesthesia. The treatment requires rest for not more than a day or two. In this procedure. a needle is put inside the disc and ozone is passed. A patient who is suffering from small disc problem gets benefitted from this treatment. People who suffer from large disc size pressing on nerve can go for nucleopasty. It helps making the disc more firm and elastic. And in case the disc has come out of its confines then we see it through a telescope and remove the disc.” Micro-endoscopic spine surgery / key hole treatment

Micro Endoscopic Spine Surgery
Neck or back pain and sciatica are some of the most common ailments in any age group. From young boys and girls to elderly population, everyone is equally affected. Key hole spine surgeries offers safe, simple and latest solutions to entire spine problems with minimal risks and complications. Micro-endoscopic spine surgeries are a better substitute for conventional open surgeries. In this process, the entire surgery is performed in a lesser time through an endoscopic requiring just half cm incision. There is no blood loss and patient recovers faster and can be discharged even the same day.” All the above said treatments work best in the initial stages of the spinal fracture or pain.Though they are a little expensive, they free you from the lifelong back pain. ? About Dr. Neeraj Jain
Dr. Neeraj Jain is a Senior Consultant Interventional Spine & Pain Specialist of international repute, represented India in many national and international world congress. Dr Neeraj Jain is an international faculty of Interventional Spine & Pain Super-Speciality. He heads Department of spine & pain medicine at Max superspeciality Hospitals, Shalimar Bagh & Pitampura New Delhi, Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute & Action Cancer Hospital, New Delhi & is Director of Spine & Pain Clinics.
Dr. Neeraj Jain graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and did his Masters from Delhi University, followed by Senior Residency at AIIMS. He received his training in pain management from AIIMS, John Hopkins, spine clinics, New Jersey & pain centre, Texas, USA, & ISURA at Toronto, Canada. He did his CIPS, Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist from Budapest, Hungary & FIPP, Fellowship in Pain medicine from Cleveland Clinic, USA. For past few years he is training pain doctors from all over the world.


Dr. Neeraj Jain
Senior Consultant Spine & Pain Specialist,Spine & Pain Clinics
Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute & Action Cancer Hospital.
Max Hospital