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Personal Injury Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy in Scottsdale

The CDC reports that in the United States there are 24.8 million physician office visits and 97.9 million emergency department visits every year for “unintentional” injuries (aka accidents). While many of these patients have suffered a fracture, break, or severe sprain, it’s worth noting this group also includes people experiencing poisoning and adverse effects.

Age plays a major role in how personal injuries are treated. The CDC says one in four seniors fall every year, amounting to roughly 36 million people potentially facing life-changing injuries. The same study shows that once you fall, your odds of falling again are doubled.

Our goal for each patient is to prevent long-term pain or worsening of injuries, which is why your consultation is with a physician that has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Below we explore many of the most common causes of personal injuries that our patients experience and how Dr. Hruby and team can help.

4 Most Common Personal Injuries We Treat

Regardless of how you developed your injuries, our medical team strives to identify the root causes of the pain and alleviate you of it as quickly and safely as possible. Below we discuss many of the most common types of injuries we treat patients for.

1. Slip & Fall

Every year, tens-of-millions of people slip and fall, leading to 800,000 of them being hospitalized. Of these injuries, hip fractures and head injuries are the most commonly treated. Of all hip fractures treated, 95 percent are caused by a fall.

In addition to the aforementioned, the CDC says that one out of five falls leads to a serious injury, like broken bones or head injury. The same report says that falling is the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TMI).

When it comes to breaking bones, the most common breaks we rehab are in the arm, foot, ankle, collarbone, wrist, ribs, spine, and hip. Depending on where the break occurs and the type of bone break experienced, treatment may differ.

More often than not, physical therapy is used to get slip and fall patients back to their optimal health.

Patients benefit from physical therapy when recovering from fractures and broken bones by helping to regain your regular range of motion, strength, and functional mobility.

During your first visit with Dr. Hruby, he conducts an examination and assessment of the extent of your injury and pain. Commonly, measurements are taken around the injury location.

Measurements Include:

  1. Range of motion
  2. Strength ability
  3. Pain tolerance
  4. Flexibility
  5. Swelling
  6. General function and mobility

2. Sports Injuries

“Sports injury” can refer to injuries that occur during sports or exercise, but not only to those actively playing a sport. Non-athletes can get tennis elbow, shoulder ailments, and tendinitis, similarly to how athletes obtain these ailments.

Musculoskeletal sports injuries are among the most common conditions we treat patients for. The musculoskeletal system provides stability and mobility via muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and other bodily functions.

Acute and chronic sports injuries are different. Acute injuries occur quickly, such when a person falls, gets hit, or twists a joint, while chronic injuries come from overuse and gradually become worse. For example, sprains and dislocations are acute injuries; shin splints and stress fractures are chronic.

Minor sports injuries may be treated at home by resting, ice, compressing, and elevating (known as the RICE approach).

For more severe injuries, you may require a cast, splint, or brace, along with physical therapy. For some injuries, surgery may be the only recourse.

Before returning to the sport or activity that caused the injury, a rehabilitation regimen is, more often than not, a physical requirement.

Most Common Injuries Treated Due to Sports Injuries:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Knee injuries – anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears
  • Swelling of the muscles
  • Shinbone injury
  • Achilles tendon damage
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Dislocations

Your First Step to a Better You

Don't settle by living in pain after an accident. Instead, allow our medical team to identify and treat the source of your pain with a non-invasive treatment plan.

If you're in Scottsdale, or the East Valley, request a free consultation with Dr. Hruby. We're looking forward to treating and alleviating your discomfort.

3. Car Accidents

Our medical staff works tirelessly to establish the cause of your pain after a car accident and have a great deal of experience in rehabilitating patients back to full health.

Overview of Auto Accident Injuries We Treat:

  • Whiplash (neck injuries) – caused by forceful, rapid neck movement.

    Rear-end collisions cause whiplash most commonly in accidents, but falls, assaults, and sports incidents can also cause whiplash, a very painful neck sprain.

    Most whiplash patients recover within weeks of their accident with physical therapy and exercises; however, it’s not uncommon for severe accident victims to experience long-lasting neck pain.

  • Spinal cord damage – automobile accidents often harm the lumbosacral spine, which causes a great deal of pain.

    Even with substantial safety developments, car accidents often cause serious spine damage, such as a slipped disc, and other injuries that take a lot of time to heal.

  • Back injury – lower and upper back injuries are commonplace in a car accident, both minor and severe.

    Sprains and strains of the lumbar spine are a typical cause of back discomfort after an auto crash. As a consequence of the impact of the collision, the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the lower back may overstretch or tear.

  • Internal injury – bruised and fractured ribs are frequent in motor vehicle accidents, they take time to heal, and can be difficult to treat. However, there are certain strength-building workouts and PT approaches that can shorten recovery time.
  • Bone fractures and breaks – ribs, facial and skull, upper and lower legs, hands and wrists, plus the spine are all susceptible to injury from high-impact accidents.
  • Knees – “dashboard knee” is a common leg injury resulting from a vehicle collision. This happens when the force of the accident causes an occupant’s knee to crash onto the dashboard of the automobile. Although dashboard knee is not lethal, it is often very painful and limits mobility.
  • Foot and ankle pain – due to 100-plus functional parts of feet and ankles, they’re one of the body’s most delicate parts. The nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones of the foot are among these moving components that can easily be damaged upon impact in an accident.
  • Shoulder injury – arm dislocation, ruptured ligaments, collarbone, upper arm, and shoulder blade breaks can all cause extreme shoulder pain. Rotator cuff injury is another shoulder-related injury that can take longer to heal without a PT regimen.
  • Wrists and hands – like feet, they have delicate bones, ligaments, nerves, and connective tissue. Effective hand and wrist treatments depend on injury location and severity.

    Accident-related hand injuries aren’t always obvious. Endorphins and shock might cause hand or finger pain not to occur for some time; however, soft tissue or bone damage can be very painful if left untreated.

4. Ladder Falls

According to the World Health Organization, falls from ladders cause more than 164,000 emergency department visits in the United States each year. In total, according to the CDC, up to 500,000 people suffer from ladder-related injuries each year that require medical attention.

Males, older individuals, those who are self-employed or work in industries like construction or maintenance are more likely to have ladder injuries. Homeowners and DIYers of all ages are also among those who sustain the most ladder injuries.

Ladder accidents are often disastrous for everyone concerned. Most ladder accidents result in serious injuries that need skilled medical attention and long-term therapy.

Injuries Commonly Treated Due to Falling Off a Ladder:

  1. Fractures of the skull
  2. Injuries to the spinal cord
  3. Injuries to the back and neck
  4. Disk herniation
  5. Sprains or rips in the muscles
  6. Bone fractures
  7. Fractures of the hip
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5 Personal Injury Treatment FAQs

Do you have questions about how your personal injury may be treated? If so, please see if we’ve answered your questions below. If your question is not addressed, reach out to our team directly!

Numerous medical disorders involving the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons are treated with chiropractic therapy. Chiropractic rehabilitation assesses and manages diseases, disabilities, and injuries.

One of the best methods for treating and recovering from an injury is a non-invasive approach, which chiropractic care embraces. Your body’s natural function is restored with chiropractic and physical therapy techniques, enabling tissue, muscle, ligaments, and bone to repair themselves, reducing pain, and having long-lasting effects.

With physical therapy, bodily functions are restored so that you can reclaim your independence, living pain-free, in the safest and most efficient manner possible. Physical therapy aids with strength, mobility, and conditioning, while rehabilitation helps a person recover from a major injury. The two terms are often used interchangeably.

Following an accident, physical therapy aids patients in regaining strength and range of motion in affected body areas. Physical therapy may also assist someone in controlling their discomfort, avoiding long-term harm, and solving recurring issues.

Physical therapy is beneficial for patients of any age who are suffering from medical ailments, diseases, or injuries that restrict their normal capacity to move and function without experiencing pain or discomfort.

Don't Ignore Your Pain, Eliminate it For Good!

Don't settle by living in pain after an accident. Instead, allow our medical team to identify and treat the source of your pain with a non-invasive treatment plan.

If you're in Scottsdale, or the East Valley, request a free consultation with Dr. Hruby. We're looking forward to treating and alleviating your discomfort.

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