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Individuals who have suffered traumatic injuries and damage to the soft tissues of their body (nerves, ligaments, tendons and muscles) can suffer from chronic pain which may require pain management and rehabilitation care. The medical profession provides a wide range of services and different kinds of therapies oftentimes used together to help the patient manage his pain well. These therapies can involve naturopathic medicine, physiotherapy, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine and acupuncture.
Pain Management Practitioners
The most common cause of soft tissue injury in the United States is that coming from motor vehicle accidents. Pain management experts are needed to assist vehicular accident victims to treat and overcome their pain and heal their injuries without resorting to too much medication or surgery. The aim of these specialists is to heal their patients well enough so that they may be able to resume their normal lives. For the more severe cases of vehicular accidents, highly specialized medical professionals like psychologists and neurologists are required to treat those who have suffered more serious injuries like spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury.
For motor vehicle accident victims who have incurred back injuries and back pain, an acupuncturist may be the suitable health professional to help him manage his back pain effectively. Usually back pain is accompanied by headaches, neck pain or joint pain. For the past few decades, acupuncture has shown a steady rise in popularity among people in Miami and the United States in general. Numerous studies have been done to demonstrate the effectiveness of acupuncture for chronic lower back pain therapy. One notable test involves the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine that have stated that acupuncture is by far the most effective therapy to address chronic lower back pain.
Soft Tissue Injuries
As mentioned soft tissue injury often involves damage to the nerves, ligaments, tendons and muscles. This type of injury comprises the majority pain management services and the usually health professionals who treat this type of injury include physical therapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists. The common types of soft tissue injury include strains, sprains and whiplash to mention a few. They are often incurred during vehicular accidents where violent force throw the person forward then backward causing hyper-extension (sudden forceful forward motion) and hyperflexion (violent backward motion) respectively. These two extreme motions often damage the soft tissues of the body.
Soft Tissue Injury Symptoms
People suffering from soft tissue can experience signs like swelling along with pain that is persistent and sharp. For soft tissue injuries considered minor, the healing process can be completed within two weeks. Major soft tissue injuries can take several months or even years. People with these kinds on injuries often suffer from chronic pain which require pain management treatment.
For chronic pain due to soft tissue injury one of the best ways to address your pain is with acupuncture therapy. For more information about acupuncture and pain treatment centers in Miami, please contact a local Miami acupuncture clinic.
Eva Paglialonga, AP, LMT
Needles & Moxa Wellness Center
700 Southwest 57th Avenue, Suite 700, Miami, FL 33144
Ph: (305) 265-5265