Chanhassen Injury Pain Solution
Life can be unexpected sometimes. We can do our best to prepare for a situation; however, some things are simply out of our control. Accidents are a daily occurrence in our country – whether its car accidents, work injuries, sports injuries, or even a basic slip/fall. The only way to avoid potentially dangerous situations is by living in a bubble. And even that has its “dangers”.
The Effects of Injury Pain
If you have recently been involved in an injury – the absolute best thing you can do is get early treatment from a trusted health professional. The mechanisms of injury involve a rapid proliferation of scar tissue forming in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The scar tissue is what the body uses to bind and stabilize the areas of injury together.
However, we have all seen scar tissue before. It’s weaker, less elastic, and more prone to injury. Not only does this apply today, but this concept is especially critical for the future. Scar tissue affects your body negatively in several ways:
- Decreases oxygen flow to the muscles. Less oxygen means more free radicals. This further promotes inflammation and soon begins to affect the surrounding muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.
- Scar tissue is less elastic than normal muscles, ligaments, and tendons. This will affect the normal range of motion within the soft tissues.
- Decreases strength of the muscles. Scar tissue has drastically less functionality and elasticity within them. This will contribute to weakness and less function.
- Scar tissue also contains something called nociceptors. These are nerve receptors that are responsible for pain signals.
The soft tissues are especially critical when it comes to the spine. The paraspinal muscles and the spinal ligaments are what help the spine move. The soft tissues are the “pulley system” that allows the spine to have proper range of motion and functionality. After an injury, it is common for the spine to sustain injuries that will stimulate scar tissue formation within the muscles and ligaments. One common effect that we frequently see in our clinic is improper motion. When the spine “locks up”, this leads to degeneration and stress on the nerves that are exiting between the spinal bones.
Solution for Injury Pain
Our doctors are trained in assessing and treating various kinds of injuries. We will be able to determine the extent of the injury, as well as provide you with the best treatment approach that will get you better in no time!
If you have been involved in an injury, don’t wait – get yourself checked in a timely manner. The longer we wait, the harder it will be to get back to normal.
Call our office today to schedule a no-obligation exam and consult.