CHIROPRACTIC Emphasis in Auto Accident Injuries
Dr. Michael S. Kelsey, D.C., C.C.S.T.
4019 East Sunset Road
Henderson, NV 89014


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The SOFT TISSUE HEALING PROCESS By Dr. Michael S. Kelsey, D.C., C.C.S.T. Most trauma caused by automobile or motorcycle crashes occurs to the soft parts of the body; this includes everything that is not bone. These sensitive tissues include muscles, ligaments and joints. Because they are soft, they are easily damaged during crashes. These injuries are actual tears in the muscles and ligaments and can produce terrible pain. In order to become pain free, your body has to repair damaged tissues. Regardless of what you do to help or hurt the process, your body will heal. In a good repair job you will be pain free. In a poor repair job you will “never be the same.” People that heal poorly have weaknesses that produce pain whenever the tissues are stressed. They have stories about how they “have never felt the same since” their injury. Basic tissue healing occurs in 3 steps. In the first step the damaged tissue will bleed. This has to be controlled early. The more you bleed the larger mess your body has to clean up. The second phase is called scarring. During the scarring phase your body glues, with scar, the damaged tissues. The last step is called remodeling. In this step the scar is shaped and changed to accommodate stress. It is the “finish work” done by your body. During the last two steps normal joint and muscle motion is critical for proper healing. A good doctor understands these steps and can guide the patient through the process and help insure the best possible repair job. Following your treatment, schedules, and rehabilitation recommendations, will give you, the patient, the best odds for a good repair. Copyright 2013 Dr. Michael S. Kelsey, D.C., C.C.S.T. Back to Articles 
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