Non-Surgical Injury Case Study

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There are several ways this injury can be treated, depending on the severity of it. A good starting point would be to first take his medical history and then perform a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in order to see what structures and organs are specifically affected. Also, George’s physical examination stated that he was slightly intoxicated. In order to know the full extent of his injury, George should be kept in a stable position until he is alert and aware of pain. Since alcohol can reduce a person’s ability to feel pain, keeping him in a stable position can prevent any further damage to the region. Once he is aware and alert, George would be better able to feel and express the regions where he feels pain and his pain threshold. Once all symptoms are established, the treatment can now begin. Firstly, George should be treated non-surgically. This form of treatment would include medications, physical therapy, wearing a neck brace and reducing physical activities. The neck brace can be used to support your head so it does not put as much pressure on the tissues in the cervical region that is trying to heal. If none of the non-surgical methods mentioned…show more content…
As mentioned earlier, the article by Jagannathan et al., (2006) the regions that would be affected by this form of injury would be the C5 and C5 region. George had very similar symptoms to those mentioned above such as the numbness in his upper appendage. Soft tissue injuries are injuries that involve tissues such as the tendons and ligaments. Some of these types of injuries include sprains, strains, etc. Hard tissue injuries are injuries that involve the bone such as fractures. Hard tissue injuries are more severe. Surgery is sometimes needed depending on the severity of the injury. A torn anterior cruciate ligament is an example of a soft tissue injury that might require

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