Apr 09

Soft Tissue Injury from Accidents

Soft Tissue Injury / Whiplash

Injury of the neck is often times caused by motor vehicle collisions, slip and falls.

Risk factors Include:
Increasing age and prior neck injury.

Symptoms Include:
Localized pain, neck tenderness, decreased range of motion of the neck, headache, paresthesias of the upper extremities, pain in the shoulders or between the shoulder blades, dizziness, fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, impaired concentration, irritability, and nervousness.

 

 

Soft Tissue Injury  / Whiplash Doctors in New York 1-800-949-6100

Find New York Doctors To treat soft-tissue injury of the neck. 1-800-949-6100

Diagnosis
History and physical exam with a complete neurological exam.

Treatment
Oral pain medications, muscle relaxants, local application of ice or heat, physical therapy, traction, massage, local injections, ultrasound, and temporary use of a soft cervical collar.

Pathogenesis
Hyperextension and hyperflexion of the neck.

Prevention
Use of head rests in cars.

Epidemiology
Common, although actual incidence unknown due to underreporting.

Our doctors diagnose and treat soft tissue injury and pain from accident and work related injuries – The goal is to get to the root of the problem and help you recover!

Sports Injuries

We have New York sports medicine physicians located throughout Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens,NYC and Long island, NY. If you are a coach of a New York team needing the advise of a pro sports team doctor; We can refer.

Studies have indicated that soft-tissue compression combined with local temperature alterations demonstrate significant enhancement in the healing potential of soft-tissue injuries.

Studies also show that  controlled increases in thermal temperature have a significant effect on the tensile properties of skeletal muscle, which results in increased joint range of motion and reduced muscle tension that help reduce potential muscle strain injuries.

More studies demonstrate that warm and more compliant muscles absorb more energy than non-stimulated muscle tissue, which results in improved resistance to biomechanical load.

There has been an emergence in physical therapy of evaluation and intervention based on neurodynamics, the relationship between nerve physiology and nerve mechanics. To treat patients with nerve injuries, it is essential to understand peripheral nerve structure and plasticity.

The purpose of this appraisal is to review the structural and biomechanical properties of peripheral nerves and then to discuss how nerves respond to physical stresses. Our physical therapists understand the adaptive responses of nerves to specific physical stresses and are prepared to provide the types of treatment necessary to modify specific aspects of the stresses. Our doctors educate patients in injury prevention and self-care so that they can continue to go down the path of improving functionality and their quality of life.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_tissue

Wikipedia – Whiplash Injury

Jump to Residual stress – [edit]. In physiological state soft tissues usually present residual stress that may be released when the tissue is excised.

If you or someone you love is suffering form a  soft tissue injury contact us today to find a doctor in your neighborhood. 1-800-949-6100.

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