What is a Sprain or Strain
Even though grouped together, a sprain and strain are technically two different types of injuries.
What is a Strain?
Strains are damage to the tendons, muscles and bands of tissue that connect the muscle to the bone.
What is a Sprain?
On the other hand, a sprain is damage to the ligaments that connect the bones together.
Medical Treatment Options for Sprains and Strains
There are many options available to treat sprain and strain injuries following a car or truck collision. Chiropractic treatment options include: ultrasound, manual adjustments, hot/cold packs, electric stimulation, therapy and stretching. Physical therapy may be an alternate option, whereby therapists manipulate the spine as well perform rigorous exercises with the patient. Sprains and strains can also be treated with medications to help with swelling, inflammation and the pain itself. Most plans will depend on your doctors and the seriousness of your injuries.
How Long Does it Take for a Sprain or Strain to Resolve
There is no set formula on how long it will take to recover from a sprain or strain injury. Most treatment plans last 3-4 months with constant re-evaluations done every 4 weeks. Typically, an MRI or other diagnostic tests will be done if you fail to see any progress after 2 months. At 4 months, your therapist, chiropractor or orthopedist may recommend more aggressive forms of treatment if you fail to recover.
Value of Sprain/Strain Injuries
Determining fair compensation for sprain and strain injuries is very difficult. Each case is unique and compensation will depend on numerous facts such as the amount of your medical bills, the amount of your lost wages, how long you treated, what future treatment you needed as well as how the injuries affected your life.
Why Choose Us?
We have handled numerous cases involving sprain and strain type injuries. We are familiar with clients who have sustained these injuries and how to get fair compensation on their claims. We also have connections with chiropractors, medical doctors and physical therapists in Marietta, Smyrna, Atlanta, Mableton, Austell, Roswell, Kennesaw and other surrounding cities who can treat these injuries.