Soft Tissue Injury Research Paper

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What If I My Injuries Don 't Show Up Right Away?

When you are injured in an accident, your body naturally produces endorphins and adrenaline. Unfortunately, these two chemicals can mask symptoms of serious injuries including blocking pain. As the levels of adrenaline and endorphins decrease, you are able to experience fully the pain and symptoms of injuries. Even though you may feel fine after an accident, that does not mean that you have not been injured. It is in your best interest to seek medical attention regardless of how you feel following an accident.

Common Injuries That May Not Be Noticeable Right Away

Below are common injuries that may not be noticeable right away after an accident.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Acute soft tissue injuries
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It could day days or weeks for you to fell the full impact of a soft tissue injury. This makes it very difficult to diagnose and document soft tissue injuries. It is very important you seek medical attention at the first sign of pain or other symptoms.

A common type of soft tissue injury that occurs in slip and fall accidents and car crashes is whiplash. As with other soft tissue injuries, whiplash may heal given time and rest; however, that is not always the case. Severe cases of whiplash can result in chronic pain and reduced mobility that prevents you from performing everyday tasks and returning to work. If you notice any symptoms of whiplash, seek immediate medical care.

Closed Head Injuries

Because a closed head injury can occur without any outward sign of physical trauma, this type of injury can go unnoticed for days or weeks. A closed head injury occurs when the head strikes an object or the head is violently jerked causing the brain to “bounce” around hitting the skull. Concussions are one of the most common types of closed head injuries. Symptoms can be subtle at first and grow with intensity. If you have any of the following symptoms or these symptoms persist or grow in intensity, see a doctor immediately:

• Headaches
• Blurred vision
• Slurred speech
• Problems

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