Soft Tissue Injuries may be Painful and Serious
Many serious injuries are immediately obvious: a limb is amputated, an organ is punctured, a bone is broken. A more common category of injuries, however, are soft tissue injuries, which usually do not show up on MRI’s or X-rays. These injuries include the strains and sprains of joints, ligaments, muscles and connective tissue. While not as life-threatening or catastrophic, soft tissue injuries are often times painful and cause major extended disruptions in people’s lives.
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Following is a list of common categories of soft tissue injuries, broadly defined. Note that these injuries could result from almost any kind of situation, from a car accident, to a workplace accident, to a fall:
- Strained muscles
- Sprained joints (including whiplash)
- Contusions (bruises)
- Neck and back injuries
- Punctures and penetrations
- Avulsion (torn skin)
Soft tissue injuries can require advanced pain medication, extended icing, rest and elevation. Chiropractic treatment is often the preferred approach, along with physical therapy. Often times insurance companies refuse to compensate people for soft tissue injuries and offer extremely low settlement offers based upon the lack of MRI findings or positive x-ray results. They will often say your injury isn’t serious, when you know just the opposite. Soft tissue injuries can significantly negatively impact a person’s life – sometimes indefinately. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, carelessness or indifference, you may be entitled to fair compensation – regardless what an insurance adjuster tells you.
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