When you play sports or stay physically active, it’s not uncommon to sustain orthopedic or neurologic injuries. These may include things like:
A variety of things can cause orthopedic and neurologic injuries, but most often they result from overuse or traumatic injuries.
For instance, a specific event may have caused your back injury, such as slipping on ice or lifting something heavy, but other times, back injuries happen over time, caused by the wear and tear of constantly moving, twisting, and aging.
Some sports injuries, such as tendonitis, happen when the same motion occurs over and over again. That irritates your tendon and makes it inflamed.
Overuse is common in some sports and professions that require repetitive movements. Certain types of these conditions are even named after the sports and actions that cause them, like tennis elbow, pitcher’s shoulder, and jumper’s knee.
Pressure on your spinal cord and nerves often cause neurological injuries that manifest as back, neck, or pelvic pain.
Accidents, tight muscles, and bad posture can cause the soft discs between your vertebrae to bulge, compressing your spinal cord and nerves. That causes pain, as well as numbness, tingling, and even headaches.
When you see Dr. Scott for an injury, the course of treatment he recommends depends on the type and severity of your condition. In some cases, he may recommend resting your injury and using ice and compression to treat pain and swelling.
If improper sporting techniques or poor ergonomics led to your orthopedic or neurologic issue, he might counsel you on ways to improve your condition, promote healing, and prevent further injury or damage.
If you need further treatment, Dr. Scott may recommend:
After an orthopedic or neurological injury, you need a doctor who has the experience to address your issues. Call Dr. Scott’s office today to schedule your appointment or book it online.
Please check with your insurance provider to see if your medical care will be covered. Dr. Scott does not accept HMO, MediCal, Medicaid.
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