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Injury Care at Onto Orthopedics

Injuries happen all the time -- even to the most careful people. The appropriate early management of trauma care can make all the difference in short, intermediate and long term outcomes. We provide exceptional care in the management of simple as well as complex musculoskeletal injuries. Whether your injury occurred on the job, in your home, or in your car, consider scheduling an appointment at our practice. Dr. Hayden is a fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon. Our practice also maintains some of the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies including in-office reparative medicine.

Injury and Trauma Care Services:

This list is by no means comprehensive! Please visit our services page or give our medical team a call at (214) 731-3008 to learn more about the care we provide.

Sciatica and Sciatic Nerve Pain

What is Sciatica?

Have you ever experienced a shooting pain down the back of one of your legs? Often, this is a symptom of sciatica or sciatic nerve pain. 

The sciatic nerves are nerves that run from your lower back down the backs of your thighs and upper legs. Normally, the sciatic nerves help transmit sensory information from your legs. The nerves provide a connection between your brain and muscles in your legs for mobility. When either of the nerves becomes compressed, you may experience pain anywhere between your lower back and either calf. Typically, sciatica pain is present on the back of only one side of your body. The pain can range from mild to excruciating. 

Causes of Sciatica

Sciatica can be caused violent injuries suck as car accidents. We specialize in the treatment of injuries caused by automobile accidents and can assist you through the recovery process. Typically, mild sciatica resolves within a couple weeks. If you sit at a desk for long periods of time, consider taking occasional breaks to stretch. Core strengthening can reduce the frequency and severity of sciatic nerve pain caused by a sedentary lifestyle.

Visit an Orthopedic Surgeon Soon After an Accident

EMT RescueScreeching tires, crumpling metal, shattering glass and the smell of burning parts …. these immediately bring to mind the scene of a car wreckage or worse a pile up. Being in a car wreck can send shudders down the spines of the strongest of us. Along with monetary damages auto accidents can be very traumatic, physically as well as mentally.

One never knows what the shock of a vehicle collision can do to you. Some car accident injuries are not obvious right away. As a result of the trauma of the car accident, the body reflexively produces hormones called endorphins, which act as painkillers. Because of the shock of the accident and the production of endorphins, one might not realize right away that he or she has been injured if it’s not a visible external injury. Though your body may seem comfortable immediately after or you may think your injuries aren't very serious symptoms such as pain, discomfort, dizziness, or numbness may appear after a few days. A general body check-up to see how the body is handling the tension, stress and gush of adrenaline after the accident will do you well. This is one time when you don’t want to postpone visiting the doctor.

Complications Related to the Effects of Trauma

trauma trainingTrauma is injury to the body caused by an external source that can be physical or psychological. Physical traumas are classified as blunt trauma and penetrating trauma. The most common causes of physical trauma are motor vehicular accidents, blunt trauma and brawls.1 Penetrating trauma caused by insertion of a foreign body such as a knife or bullet into the body occurs less commonly and is major cause for worry.2 Blast injuries are major traumas caused due to explosions and include both blunt and penetrating trauma. They may be associated with burns too. Trauma may also be associated with occupational activity such as sports.                      

Trauma can occur to any organ of the body.3 Traumatic injury to the brain causes several complications such as altered consciousness such that patient may go into a state of coma or a semi-comatose state, which may be transient or prolonged. Seizures known as post traumatic epilepsy, infections of the surrounding layers of the brain known as meningitis, blood clots, stroke, intracranial bleeds, paralysis of face, loss of memory, difficulty in talking and other behavioural changes might be seen as a result of trauma to any part of the brain. Injury to the brain leads to decreased oxygen supply to the brain, causing death of the brain cells that control various vital centres of the body, in turn affecting other important organs such as the heart, lungs and kidneys.

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