5 Effective Treatments for Personal Injuries

5 Effective Treatments for Personal Injuries

If you’re making a trip to the emergency room, it could be for many reasons. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 40 million people went for poisoning or some adverse effect, over 18 million people end up needing longer hospital care, and nearly 3 million will need admission to critical care in 2021 alone. Over 25 million people ended up going as a result of some form of accident, also referred to as a personal injury.

Accidents and their resulting injuries are something we deal with all the time and may not always be bad enough to require medical attention. However, they can happen in a number of ways and in a wide variety of places. Regardless of what kind of injury it causes, treatment options are available. Let’s look at effective ways of managing the damage by looking at personal injury basics and some treatment options. 

If you live in the Houston or Spring, Texas area and you’re trying to cope with pain and other complications of injuries, Drs. Billy Cheong, Kesia Broome, Elias Madrid, Tabotha Green, Francis Jopanda, and their experienced Elite Spine and Health Center medical staff can help. 

Personal injury basics

Injuries can happen in any number of locations, including the workplace, while performing strenuous activities during sports, around the house, or while on the road. Often, they are due to physical altercations (fights, acts of violence against you), the impact from falling, an object falling on you, colliding with someone while physically active, auto collisions, or exposure to environmental hazards (chemicals, appliances). They can lead to damage like:

  • Minor: lacerations, abrasions, burns, sprains, strains, dislocations, bruises, swelling, lack of mobility in joints, acute pain, whiplash
  • Major: severe pain, extensive burns, bone deformity, fractures, severe bleeding, paralysis in a part of the body, chest pains, breathing problems

Of course, many minor injuries can become major problems if not treated properly or exacerbated by other problems. Several factors affect your chances of getting an injury, including age-related issues, substance abuse, bone or joint disorders, chronic medical conditions, certain medications, cognitive issues, reduced mobility, impairment of your senses, and muscle weakness.

Treatment options

There are many different ways to handle injuries, and we can help with several of them, including:

1. Sports rehabilitation

Though this branch of physical therapy does help athletes and other highly active people recover, the method itself is to help anyone recover from problems with injuries from a number of different causes. It’s used to restore overall function, mobility, and strength to body parts.

2. Chiropractic adjustment

This method employs manual or instrument-guided joint manipulation to help your musculoskeletal and nervous system and is often used for treating joint pain and dysfunction, whiplash, lower back pain, muscle aches, arthritis, and sciatica.

3. Therapeutic ultrasound

Unlike diagnostic ultrasound which can detect anomalies and other issues, this is used in physical therapy to heat soft tissue in muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. This helps to alleviate pain, speed up the healing process, increase elasticity in muscles and joints, and improve circulation.

4. Custom orthotics

These are custom-made inserts placed in your shoes to improve conditions affecting your feet, legs, and back. They can reduce the chances of further injury, stabilize your ankle and feet, and correct deformities.

5. Manual therapies

We offer a range of manual therapies to help in a number of different ways, such as myofascial release, massage therapy, and Graston Technique manual therapy. They can relieve pain, increase circulation, loose and relaxed soft tissue, better joint alignment, and increase flexibility.

We can help you recover from injuries accidents and other events that can cause and work to complement other forms of medical treatment to allow your body to heal and get you up and moving again. Make an appointment with Drs. Cheong, Broome, Madrid, Green, Jopanda, and their team at Elite Spine and Health Center today to start the road to rehabilitation from injury. 

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