A few months ago, we wrote an article about common car accident injuries. In it, we explained that Soft Tissue Injury is one of the most common categories of injury people experience after an auto accident. We mentioned that many people experience soft tissue injury after an accident that damages the spine and pointed out that many people visit a chiropractor for soft tissue injury treatment. But soft tissue injuries aren’t just caused by car accidents, and so we wanted to take a closer look at the topic.
We like the video above because explains just how common these injuries are. Sprains, strains and carpal tunnel are all examples of soft tissue injuries. Like the video above says, direct or indirect injuries can cause soft tissue injuries. Muscle strain is one of the largest causes of neck and lower back pain.
The video above explains that a great deal of injuries occur during the beginning of the gardening season. The professional in this video suggests that icing may actually cause more strain to your muscles. Dr. George R. Cybulski of Northwestern University explains that in these situations you should actually consider beginning your treatment with a heat pack and if you’re experiencing sudden pain, you should make sure that you schedule an appointment with your physician.
In the video above, Dr. Wayne Guerra of Denver-based iTriage shares a very valuable tip for athletes preparing to exercise. He suggests that one of the best ways to avoid a muscle strain while exercising is to stretch before hand.
So why are soft tissue injuries so common in auto accidents? To find out, check out this video below from Atlanta’s own Schenk and Smith.
As the video above explains, car accidents involve a great deal of trauma. The impact of these sorts of accidents can produce the same sort of damage a high-endurance athlete can encounter.
If you or someone you love has experienced the symptoms of a soft tissue injury, it’s a good idea to meet with a physician to explore your options. But that isn’t your only option.
We like this video from the Denver Chiropractic Center because it does a good job of exploring some of the ways that chiropractors can help after an injury like this.
The truth is that far too many people let their fears keep them from seeking the medical attention they need. We hope this guide can help you to decide to find the treatment you need for your soft tissue injury–even if it wasn’t caused by an auto accident.