Pain Management Helps With Sports, Auto and Work InjuriesInjuries occur every day. Thousands of people get injured at work, while playing sports, have auto accidents etc. Injuries which develop from them range from minor to chronic. It could even leave you with chronic – long-term – pain.
Every year there are more than seven million sports related injuries. Poor training practices, accidents, being out of shape, not having the proper protective gear, and not warming up properly cause sports injuries yearly. The most common sports injuries include of minor aches and pains due to sprains and strains, Achilles tendon injuries, fractures and dislocations, knee injuries, swollen muscles etc. Sports injuries should be immediately looked at by a doctor, especially if there is numbness, swelling or severe pain, feels abnormal or unstable. Sport injuries can lead to long-term pain even after treatment. The largest age group affected is those between the ages of five and 24, making up half the injuries.
Auto crash often results in whiplash. Even when the car runs at a low-speed before the coalition, the crash can cause severe injuries. Symptoms like whiplash, back pain, neck pain, muscle spasms, backache, headache, shoulder pain, leg pain, arm pain, tingling or dizziness may occur immediately, days later, or even weeks later. And pain may persist for a while even after the injury is healed, especially if you broke your bones.
Workplace injuries occur every day, with symptoms ranging from mild to major. Anytime you are hurt yourself at work you need to report it immediately. Your employer’s insurance may refuse to cover your medical charges if you don’t report your injuries as soon as they occur.
Long-term pain often occurs with workplace injuries, costing employees hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Pain Management Treatment
Treatment from injuries may not be as simple as waiting for the injury to heal and the pain to subside. Many times, the pain remains, interrupting your quality of life. If you wake up in debilitating pain, or a stiff, swollen and painful knee, can’t sleep because of your pain, or are withdrawn and depressed from your pain, it is time to talk to us. Call us at (813) 549-7465.
Our doctors at Genesis Medical Clinic will relieve your pain. We often combine treatments to optimize the pain relief effects. Treatment options include, physical and rehabilitative medicine, anesthesiology, chiropractic, internal medicine, pharmacology etc. Our pain management doctors will discuss treatment plans with you prior to implementing it.
We generally use medications as the primary fight against pain, at least early on. Our pain management doctors will take into consideration the medications you already are taking, how well they are working or not working, and any allergies you might have. Get your life back and start enjoying life again. Call us at (813) 549-7465.