Sports Medicine of Monterey Bay -  - Sports Medicine Specialist

Warren A. Scott, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist located in Monterey Bay, Soquel, CA

Orthopedic & Neurologic Injuries

From sprained ankles to concussions, when you suffer an orthopedic or neurologic injury, you need a doctor with both the know-how and the experience to treat your injuries and get you back in the game as soon as possible. Warren A. Scott, MD, sports medicine specialist at Sports Medicine of Monterey Bay, evaluates and treats a wide range of orthopedic and neurologic injuries and conditions by combining traditional treatment methods, with innovative, cutting-edge therapies. If you live in Soquel or Monterey Bay, California, call the office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Scott. You can even book it online.

Orthopedic & Neurologic Injuries Q & A

What are common orthopedic and neurologic injuries?

When you play sports or stay physically active, it’s not uncommon to sustain orthopedic or neurologic injuries. These may include things like:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis and bursitis
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), meniscus, or rotator cuff tears
  • Concussions
  • Herniated discs

What causes orthopedic and neurologic injuries?

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.

How are orthopedic and neurological injuries treated?

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:

  • Exercise prescriptions
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
  • Injection therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Prolotherapy
  • Nutritional guidance

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.

Insurance Providers

Please check with your insurance provider to see if your medical care will be covered. Dr. Scott does not accept HMO, MediCal, Medicaid.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Healthcare

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Sports Medicine of Monterey Bay
5161 Soquel Drive, Suite B
Monterey Bay

Soquel, CA 95073
Phone: 831-479-7800
Fax: 831-479-7089
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