Soft Tissue Injuries
Massachusetts Soft Tissue Injury Attorneys Who Take Soft Tissue Injuries Seriously
Soft tissue injuries consist of injuries to muscles, tendons or ligaments. A soft tissue injury can consist of thousands of microscopic tears in the connective tissue, which results in fibrotic repair. This repair can cause scar tissue and often leads to a slow, painful recovery and, sometimes, a lifetime of residual symptoms.
Soft tissue injuries are the most common injuries suffered in car accidents and they can sometimes be one of the most painful. These injuries can seem minor at first, and it often takes hours or days for symptoms to appear. Unlike injuries to bones that can be diagnosed on X-ray or CAT scan, soft tissue injuries are often difficult to identify and, if left untreated, can lead to chronic and severe pain. MRI and arthrograms (dye-injected joint X-ray) can help identify injuries to soft tissues such as tendons, ligaments, muscles, cartilage and joint capsules. Digital motion X-rays can also reveal injuries to supporting tissues that promote stability in joints and in the vertebrae throughout the spine.
Symptoms And Treatment Of Soft Tissue Injuries
Symptoms of soft tissue injuries can include:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Neck muscle spasms
- Joint, shoulder and back pain
These symptoms can also lead to overall fatigue and depression.
Soft tissue injuries are often treatable and usually respond well to treatment such as medication for pain and swelling (anti-inflammatories), physical therapy, massage therapy, heat therapy, ultrasound and chiropractic manipulation.
Contact Massachusetts Auto Accident Attorneys At Ellis Law Offices
If you have suffered a soft tissue injury in a car accident, call Ellis Law Offices to speak with an experienced attorney or you may contact us by email. For your convenience, home and hospital visits are available upon request.