Soft tissue injuries can occur in both minor and major auto accidents. A soft tissue injury is the damage of ligaments, tendons, and muscles throughout the body. What can occur with soft tissue injuries is swelling, bruising, pain, and damage. Soft tissue injuries can be described as one of the following:
- Stress Injuries
Even though soft tissue injuries are common to happen due to overuse, they can also occur from sudden trauma such as a car accident. It is very important following a car accident to have a soft tissue injury diagnosed and treated immediately due to the fact that if the injury goes untreated it can end up being a lot worse in the long run.
Your Tampa Chiropractors Auto Accident Treatment Plan for Soft Tissue Injuries
The biggest difference between an auto patient and everyone else, is that more than often than the average patients, auto accident patients are dealing with multiple injuries. Because of this, it can require more frequent treatment than normal in the beginning to address multiple issue.
Once your appointment is set, we require that you fill out our entire auto patient form. This can be downloaded in our patient center. If you are unable to download it, we ask that you are 45 minutes prior to your appointment to fill it out. This paperwork will give in detail not just what type of pain you are dealing with, but also what occurred in the accident. Between this information as well as the initial exam, will determine Dr. Cobb’s plan for treatment.
Your Chiropractor near USF will first ask the follow questions:
- Ask how bad on a scale of 1-10 the pain is that day, at its worst, and at its best.
- Find out if you know how the pain began?
- Ask if you have had any prior surgeries, and to list all current medications that you’re taking.
- Will want to know if anything you have tried to relieve the pain has helped.
- Will want to know if there’s anything that aggravates your pain.
After going through your questionnaire and examining your body, Dr. Cobb will proceed to spend 20-25 minutes performing connective tissue release. For soft tissue injuries, your Tampa Chiropractor can treat just about anywhere on your body due to the fact that soft tissue injuries can occur just about anywhere on the body. Every patient and pain is different. Based on what the doctor sees, as well as what your background information is, will determine where he works and for how long.
After your Connective Tissue Release therapy, if your Tampa Chiropractor deems you fit for an adjustment, he will do exactly that. However, if Dr. Cobb feels that an adjustment could do more harm than good based on the state your body is in, then he will wait until he feels that you are okay to be adjusted.
If you are dealing with an auto accident soft tissue injury, your Chiropractor near Temple Terrace Dr. Cobb and his staff are here for you Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (9:00-12:00 & 1:30-7:00) and Tuesday and Friday (9:00-1:00)
We also serve: Temple Terrace, USF, Brandon, Riverview, Carolewood, Wesley Chapel, South Tampa, North Tampa, Temple Palms, Thonotosassa