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Try the following tips for managing your injury. If it does not seem to help, feel free to contact us. We’re here to help.
Fortunately, acute neck and back injuries usually heal with just time. Initial treatment is usually directed at managing the symptoms with over-the-counter pain medications and anti-inflammatories, massage to loosen tight muscles and promote blood flow, and ice or cold packs for the acute inflammation, followed by heat therapy to stimulate blood flow and healing to the injured area. Try to remain as active as you can.
If your pain persists beyond several weeks, you should consider seeing an orthopaedic specialist to be evaluated. We’re here to help.
Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including various forms of arthritis, gout, strains and sprains, and other injuries. Initially, try to treat your discomfort with limiting your activity, icing the painful joint to decrease swelling, and taking over-the-counter pain medication and anti-inflammatories as needed.
If your pain continues to worsen or to be unrelieved, consider being evaluated by an orthopaedic specialist. We’re here to help.
For a fracture to heal properly, treatment often involves resetting the bone into place and immobilizing it in a splint or cast while it heals. Sometimes, surgery may be needed to reset the bone. It is important to be evaluated by an orthopaedic specialist soon after the injury to prevent the fracture from healing improperly before it can be reset. Once the fracture has been reset, treatment involves managing the pain while it heals with pain medication as needed, limited usage of the injured extremity, and icing and elevation to limit and reduce the swelling.