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Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft Tissue Injuries A soft tissue injury occurs when there is damage to the muscles, tendons and ligaments. An acute soft tissue injury is caused by the trauma such as from a motor vehicle accident. It can vary in type and severity and it results in pain, discomfort, soreness, stiffness, swelling and bruising. It is…

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain For most people, the pain from a physical injury suffered in a motor vehicle accident stops through the body’s healing process. Some individuals, however, do not fully heal and they are left with ongoing chronic pain. A percentage of individuals suffering from chronic pain will also go onto to develop conditions called chronic…

Psychological Injuries

Psychological Injuries A motor vehicle accident can cause not only physical injuries, but also psychological injuries resulting from the traumatic nature of collision itself, chronic pain or the emotional toll of ongoing disability and loss of function. It is not uncommon for a psychological injury to arise months or even years after a motor vehicle…

Fractures

Fractures The severity of a fracture (broken bone) can vary from a crack to a complete break. A common misconception is that the fracture will fully heal and that there will be no long term effects. This is not always the case depending on the seriousness of the fracture and the location of the fracture…

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves which can lead to partial or complete paralysis. The degree of paralysis often depends on what part of the spinal cord is impacted and the extent of the injury. Spinal cord injuries typically cause permanent and lifelong…

Concussions

Concussions A concussion (brain injury) can range from mild to severe and recovery is most often unpredictable. It is difficult to know in many cases whether the impact of a concussion will be short or long lasting with a devastating impact on function at work and in everyday life. A concussion can also be difficult…

Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic Injuries Catastrophic injuries are serious, long term (permanent), disabling and life-altering both for the individual and his/her family. They include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputations and severe fractures. Extensive medical and rehabilitation is required due to the debilitating nature of the injuries. Funding for proper therapy is expensive and often…