Medical Research

At some point, the majority of Americans will suffer an injury that requires medical treatment. Some of the most common injuries are sports injuries, auto accident injuries, work injuries, back injuries, burns, dog bites and slip-and-fall injuries. Early detection, diagnosis and treatment are keys to successful recovery from any type of injury.

Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition marked by inflammation of the joints. When a person has arthritis, the tissues that surround joints and other connective tissue become swollen. It is common to feel pain, sore...

Back Injury

According to the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, 80 percent of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain ranges from a dull, cons...

Back Injury

Back injuries plague many auto accident victims. The term "back injury" covers an array of ailments, as the injury can be a sprain, strain or herniated disk. Whatever the case, back injuries can sever...

Back Injury

According to the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, 80 percent of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. In addition, back disorders accoun...

Brain Injuries

Of all possible auto accident injuries, those to the head are the most serious. A brain injury, sometime referred to as a closed-head injury, occurs when some outside force traumatizes the brain. If p...

Broken Bones

Broken bones, also referred to as fractures, happen when more pressure is placed on bones than they can stand. When repeated and/or prolonged pressure is placed on a bone, a hairline crack, called a s...

Broken Bones

Broken bones, also known as fractures, can occur when the force of an auto collision causes a sharp crushing or sudden breaking of a bone, such as in the wrist, arm or leg....

Burn Injuries

Three main types of burn injuries are common in the workplace: thermal (heat), chemical, and electrical. Thermal burns can occur from contact with steam, flames, hot surfaces, and hot liquids; exposur...

Burns

A burn is an injury commonly caused by excessive heat or cold, electricity, radiation or chemicals. In 2007, medical professionals treated approximately a half million burn cases. Most burns are cause...

Burns

Burns are frequently associated with auto accidents, usually when the airbag deploys and releases a chemical upon inflation. That chemical can cause mild or even severe burns when it contacts the skin...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

One workplace-related injury that people have become more aware of in recent years is carpal tunnel syndrome. This injury occurs when a nerve that runs from the forearm to the hand becomes pressed or ...

Concussion

Concussions occur when the brain bounces or twists inside the skull. These movements can strain and injure the brain, which can lead to temporary or permanent brain damage. Frequently, this sudden jer...

Concussion

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) that occurs when the brain is shaken, twisted or bounced within the skull. This movement can cause chemical changes within the brain or damage brai...

Cuts and Lacerations

Cuts and lacerations are common injuries in the workplace, and the reasons behind these mishaps vary. Injuries may occur due to improper training, a lack of established safety procedures, not paying a...

Cuts and Puncture Wounds

A puncture wound is a wound caused by a sharp object that pierces the skin, creating a hole. Puncture wounds usually don't bleed heavily and often quickly close on their own. A cut is an injury that o...

Degenerative Joint Disease

Degenerative joint disease is also called osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting 27 million Americans age 25 and older, and is a leading cause of disability....

Dog Bites

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost five million people are bitten by a dog each year. That means Americans are more likely to be bitten by a dog than they are to be in...

Elevated Falls

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 17 percent of fatal occupational injuries that occurred in the U.S. in 2015 were due to falls. About half of those falls were from elevated heights....

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a common, chronic and widespread pain disorder characterized by a dull, deep pain in the muscles and tendons that may be felt throughout the body. There are as many as 10 million Ameri...

Hamstring Strain

A strain can be described as the excessive stretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon. Strains are one of the most common sports injuries and the hamstring is the muscle that is strained most often....

Head Injury

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of head injuries. Between the whipping motion your head experiences in a collision to the potential for impact during the crash, heads are vulnerable to a n...

Head Injury/Concussion

A head injury includes damage to the brain, scalp or skull. In the workplace, falls are among the most common causes of head injury when a worker experiences a bump, jolt, or blow to the head. Head in...

Hip Strain

Strains, also referred to as pulls, occur when muscle fibers have been overly stretched or torn. If a muscle is forced to rapidly expand as a result of a quick movement or collision, it may not have t...

Knee Injury

Generation after generation of athletes continue to elevate the standard of speed, strength and agility. Modern athletes are so big and fast, that it can actually become a detriment. As humans, our bo...

Neck Injury

Neck injuries in the workplace are often the result of slip-and-fall accidents, which injure the soft tissues in the neck and lead to a serious sprain or strain. Lifting heavy loads, especially when t...

Neck Injury

Neck injuries are unfortunately all too common during auto accidents. The jarring movement that occurs as a result of a sudden halt can subject your neck to a number of different injuries. Identifying...

Noise Injury

Excessive noise levels in the workplace can damage hearing and cause hearing loss, interfere with concentration and thought processes, disturb sleep, and bring about fatigue and aggression. According ...

Psychological Trauma

One result of an auto accident that cannot be overlooked is the psychological effects experienced by those involved. These can be feelings of guilt if another party in the car was injured or killed, o...

Pulled Groin

Muscle strains, or pulls, occur when the muscle fibers are suddenly overly stretched. This stretching can cause a minor pull or lead to slight or significant tearing of muscle fibers. If an athlete’...

Repetitive Strain Injury (not carpal tunnel)

Injuries from sprains and strains affect millions of U.S. workers each year. One type of injury is a work-related musculoskeletal disorder, often referred to as repetitive strain injury (RSI). These i...

Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, and it provides sensation and motor function to the lower extremities. It runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. The sciatic nerve prov...

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Approximately 7 million people in the U.S. are affected by it. The primary age of onset is 10-15, and both boys and girls are affected. However...

Shin Splints

With over three million cases in the United States each year, shin splints are a very common condition, especially among runners. Shin splints occur when the muscle and bone tissue in the shin develop...

Shoulder Injury

Shoulder injuries are common among contact sport athletes, as well as athletes that consistently use their shoulders to compete - swimmers, tennis players, baseball players and track and field thrower...

Slip, Trip and Fall Injuries

Each year, millions of Americans are injured on the job, and the injury requires workers to miss at least one day of work. In 2014, injuries from slips, trips, and falls resulted in 247,120 cases invo...

Slip-and-Falls

Slip-and-fall cases result in a significant number of injuries each year. Although the term "slip" is used, the phrase "slip and fall" pertains to any case in which a person falls on another's propert...

Soft Tissue Injury

Soft tissue generally encompasses each part of your body except your bones or organs. Soft tissue injuries take on a few forms that range in severity from serious to minor....

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries — damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal — can occur even with seemingly simple accidents such as falling from a ladder in the workpla...

Spinal Injury

Auto accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries (SCIs) for those 65 and younger in the US. The thrashing, twisting and flying debris of even a low speed collision can compromise the spina...

Sprains and Strains

A sprain is an injury to a ligament caused by a sudden overstretching. A strain happens when overstretching occurs in the muscle or tendon. The severity of the injury will dictate the type of treatmen...

Sprains and Strains

A sprain is an injury to a ligament caused by a sudden overstretching. A strain happens when overstretching occurs in the muscle or tendon. The severity of the injury will dictate the type of treatmen...

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a specific form of tendinitis that occurs in the elbow. Tendinitis is swelling of the tendons that results in a painful and burning sensation in the affected area. ...

TMJ

The jaw joint, called the temporomandibular joint (more commonly known as TMJ), is critical to our ability to bite, chew and swallow food, to speak and to make facial expressions. Each side of the hea...

Toxic Fumes Injury

Exposure to toxic fumes in the workplace puts employees at risk of diseases such as lung and urinary tract cancer, respiratory disease, damage to the kidneys and nervous system disorders. The Occupati...

Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the workplace results from a jarring blow or jolt to the head or body. A sharp object penetrating brain tissue can also cause a TBI. This type of brain injury causes ...

Whiplash (Neck)

Neck injuries are common in an auto accident and can be painful in their own right. Commonly called "whiplash", neck injuries usually are associated with rear-impact collisions....

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