The human body is incredibly complex. It has soft tissue in the ligaments, tendons, fascia and muscle. There are two types of soft tissue injuries acute and overuse. The acute type of injury is caused by trauma such as a car accident. The reason that soft tissue injury claims caused by car accidents are very complex cases is that diagnosis is sometimes difficult, the treatment length is difficult to estimate and the damages is difficult to determine. Not only do you need medical professionals to assist you in treating your injuries, but you will need to retain the services of an experienced car accident attorney who understands the complexity of these soft tissue injury cases.
Acute injuries are caused by trauma that happens suddenly. This includes things such as blows, twists and falls. A sprain, strain and contusion are some examples of an acute soft tissue injury.
Overuse injuries occur as the result of repetitive physical activity or playing a sport. The body does not fully heal in between the injuries. Bursitis and tendonitis are some examples of overuse injuries.
Soft tissue injuries that are caused by a car accident are acute. Soft tissue injuries can result in visceral pain, digestive pain and headaches. Ligament sprains, muscle sprains and bruises can damage the fascia, which is the connective tissue. This can cause unpleasant symptoms such as soreness, swelling, stiffness and inflammation.
Any car accident can cause a soft tissue injury. However, there are some car accidents that are more likely to cause a soft tissue injury than others. If you were involved in a car accident where another car slammed into the back of you and it was going more than 30 miles per hour, then a soft tissue injury is more likely to occur. The impact of a rear-end accident can cause your body to violently jolt forward and back.
Soft tissue injuries can cause painful symptoms. However, it can be hard to diagnose them with a CT scan or X-ray. They may not respond to treatment. Many people get physical therapy after they suffer a soft tissue injury. The treatment may work for a few days, but the symptoms often return.
It can be difficult to estimate the cost of soft tissue injuries. The cost can be determined by the type of treatment that you need. Some people are able to recover by resting and getting massages. Other people will need to get months of treatment.
Another reason that soft tissue injuries are difficult to diagnose and treat is because they may cause pain in other parts of the body.
What to do After an Accident
Many people do not even go to the doctor after an accident. They think that if they feel fine, then there is no need to seek medical treatment. Your body releases more endorphins after an accident. The endorphins may mask the pain that you feel. That is why you may not feel the effects of a car accident for 24 hours or more.
What to do if You Have Suffered a Soft Tissue Injury
Medical science is still trying to understand soft tissue injuries. However, there are some things that you can do if you have suffered a soft tissue injury.
- Keep records of all of your diagnoses and treatments
- Explore the different types of therapy
- Determine what triggers and alleviates your symptoms
- Do not underestimate the lasting effects of soft tissue injuries
Why You Should Contact a Car Accident Attorney
Soft tissue injuries are not as debilitating as other injuries. However, they can be just as costly. That is why you will need to call a car accident attorney if you have been hurt in a car wreck. You can call one of the following numbers to get in touch with us.
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