Golden Gate

Pain is a normal part of life in the sense that everyone will experience it at some point. You may be in an accident, develop an illness, or be born with a debilitating congenital condition. This does not, however, mean that you have to resign yourself to being in pain forever.

At Naples Community Injury Center, we want to help patients in Golden Gate, Florida, feel better, so we offer noninvasive treatments like physiotherapy and chiropractic adjustments. Call 239-631-5445 to schedule your first appointment today.

Reasons Golden Gate Residents May Experience Pain

A person could feel pain for any number of reasons, including:

  • Accident injuries, such as whiplash from a car accident or a sore hip from a fall
  • Injuries that someone else purposely inflicted
  • Injuries you sustained while playing an individual or team sport
  • Workplace injuries, such as a strained back from lifting heavy objects or bursitis from repetitive motions
  • Nerve injuries or damage, such as sciatica or carpal tunnel syndrome
  • A chronic condition you were born with, such as scoliosis, or that you developed later, such as arthritis
  • A traumatic medical event, such as a stroke
  • The natural aging process

While not all pain sources—and not all patients—may respond to the treatments we offer, our team carefully evaluates each patient to determine if and how we can help. Our treatments are flexible, and we can apply them to a diverse array of conditions and patients.

Physiotherapy for Golden Gate Patients

There are several types and “levels” of physiotherapy we can provide, depending on your age, goals, and current condition. For example:

  • If you suffered a painful acute injury, we can use electrical stimulation (ES) to gently reduce pain through magnetic pulses.
  • If you are still very weak following an injury, or if you are at risk of losing mobility for any reason, we can use muscle energy techniques (MET) to slowly build up your strength before you move on to more strenuous exercises.
  • If you suffer from arthritis or another degenerative condition, we can strengthen your bones with resistance training, slowing the disease’s progression.
  • If you want to relearn to walk after a stroke, we can provide gait training that will improve your balance and strengthen your lower body.

These are just a few examples of how our treatments can reduce pain and improve quality of life. We can provide information specific to your condition after you make an appointment and allow our doctors to examine you.

Chiropractic Adjustments for Golden Gate Patients

Our team is fully trained and licensed to provide chiropractic adjustments. During such treatments, as Mayo Clinic explains, you lie face down on a special table and allow us to manipulate your spine or extremities. This process can relieve pain caused by:

  • Herniated discs, which occur when one of the discs in your back shifts out of place
  • Whiplash and other neck injuries, where misaligned vertebrae may cause pain both in the neck and the head
  • Pinched nerves, where a nerve becomes trapped between bones

All of these conditions involve bones moving in ways they should not. Adjusting the troublesome areas helps the bones get back into their proper position. This could alleviate pain and other symptoms, such as numbness or stiffness.

Chiropractic adjustments, sometimes called spinal manipulations, can also help those suffering from fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions.

Other Ways We Help Golden Gate Residents

We can apply these treatments on their own or in concert with treatments other healthcare facilities administer to you.

Patients with the most serious conditions—paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, and broken bones, for instance—will likely need more treatment than we can offer alone. In addition, if you have a persistent case of bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or another condition, you may need surgery to provide true relief.

If this is the case for you, you may still be able to receive chiropractic care from us. We would:

  • Consult your other healthcare providers to make sure we offer treatment that helps, not hinders, your other treatments
  • Wait until you have recovered from your other treatments to begin, if necessary
  • Use physiotherapy and/or chiropractic adjustments to help you recover from other treatments faster and reduce any long-term stiffness or loss of flexibility

We Take Care of Our Golden Gate Patients

We always keep patient health and safety at the forefront of our minds. Our team starts each new doctor/patient relationship by asking a series of pertinent questions designed to help us better understand the patient’s condition, such as:

  • Do you know what causes your pain?
  • When did your pain start?
  • Are you experiencing any other symptoms?
  • Have you tried any other treatments?
  • Do you have any other medical conditions?
  • What are your goals for treatment?

We can also review your medical records and order diagnostic tests. This would allow us to provide the most accurate possible diagnosis and, therefore, recommend the safest, most targeted possible treatments.

After arriving at a diagnosis, we meet with the patient again and go through each treatment option, making sure they understand their choices and have the opportunity to ask questions. Then, we can:

  • Begin administering the treatment that the patient and we agree is the best choice for now
  • Closely monitor the patient throughout treatment so we can identify any potential issues early on
  • Alter or stop treatment if it is not working or if the side effects are not worth the benefits
  • Answer any questions the patient has at any point during treatment

We can continue a successful treatment for as long as you see improvement.

We Serve Golden Gate and South Florida

If you live in Golden Gate, Naples Community Injury Center wants to diagnose and treat your condition, no matter what it is or what caused it. You can reach us at 239-631-5445. We recommend that you get in touch as soon as possible. The earlier we begin treatment, the more we may be able to do for you.