Injury

Medical Resources

30 Articles

Injury

30 Articles

Paraplegia

Overview Paraplegia is lower body paralysis.  You lose feeling and control when nerve signals can’t travel up and down your spinal cord. This paralysis affects your legs, sometimes also affecting your trunk and pelvic organs.   Causes Paraplegia happens when you injure your spinal cord or th…

Neck Pain (Cervical Spine)

Overview Neck pain is common and can severely impact your quality of life.  Neck pain can limit your ability to work, do activities of daily living, and sleep.  There are may causes of neck pain.   About the Cervical Spine Your neck is made by the seven vertebral bones in your cervical spine…

Myofascial Release

Overview Myofascial release helps with long lasting muscle pain. This therapy targets the layer of tissue that covers your muscles, called the fascia.  This tissue can become tight and lead to sensitive places called “trigger points.”  Myofascial release therapy helps relax your fascia to reduce …

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Overview Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder that affects the muscles and their surrounding connective tissue (the fascia).  This condition may cause you to develop sensitive areas in your body called “trigger points.”  Pressing down on these trigger points causes pain.   Cau…

MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) Injury

Overview The medial collateral ligament, commonly called the “MCL”, is on the inner side of your knee, connecting to the femur and to the tibia. The MCL stabilizes your knee by working with the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) to prevent excessive side-to-side movement of your knee joint. The me…

Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)

Overview Radiculopathy occurs when a nerve root is compressed as it exits the spinal canal, causing pain and symptoms in the spine and down to the body areas where that nerve extends.  Lumbar radiculopathy is often called sciatica and causes pain in the low back, hips, buttocks, lets, and feet. &…

Low Back Pain (Lumbar Spine)

Overview Lower back pain is a common problem that impacts quality of life. It can vary in frequency and intensity.  There are many different causes  of low back pain.   About the Lumbar Spine Your lumbar spine is your lower back. There are five lumbar vertebrae, with spinal discs in between….

LCL (Lateral Collateral Ligament) Injury

Overview The lateral collateral ligament (LCL) is on the outer side of your knee and connects the femur to the fibula. The LCL helps stabilize your knee by working with the medial collateral ligament (MCL) to limit side-to-side knee joint movement.  The LCL helps keep the upper and lower leg alig…

Labral Tear of the Hip (Acetabular Labrum Tear)

Overview If you have hip pain or if your hip catches or clicks when you move your leg, you may have a torn labrum. This is a rim of tissue that surrounds the hip’s “socket” (acetabulum). The acetabular labrum deepens the socket, cushions the joint, and allows smooth movement.   Causes You ca…

Hip Fracture

Overview Hip fractures are typically breaks of the femur, the long  “thighbone” in your upper leg.  These breaks are usually in the femur’s “neck”,  below the “ball” that the femur’s top makes for this hip joint.   Causes Hip fractures are mostly caused by traumatic events, like car crashes …
Have you been injured? Let’s Talk.

Call My Office Today!  904-391-0091