You have been involved in an auto accident and suffered a whiplash injury to your neck. The pain is excruciating: your neck hurts, your head is pounding and it’s hard to turn your neck! All you can think of is relief, so you reach for the bottle of ibuprofen – STOP! This is one home… Read more »
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5 Must Have Details of PI Medical Records
As a certified chiropractic insurance consultant, I have performed numerous utilization reviews for med-pay claims. The most common reason an adjuster requests a review is due to the poor quality of the medical records. In most cases, the denial of services is due to the lack of proper documentation: in short, the docs fail to… Read more »
Can Children Suffer Whiplash?
There is a common belief among many, especially insurance adjusters, that children cannot suffer a whiplash injury. Unfortunately, this is far from the case. One study of 3 English urban emergency departments over an 8-month period identified 105 children between the ages of 4-16 were involved in car crashes. Forty-nine or 47% experienced symptoms of… Read more »
Auto Injury More Than Just Neck Pain!
Auto accidents cause more than just neck pain! Having been in practice since 1984, I have seen my share of auto accident-related injuries. While the most common complaint was neck pain, most of my patients had more than just neck pain! However, what is sad, most research regarding auto injuries focus mostly on the neck!… Read more »
Short Drivers and Airbags – What To Know
The number one safety tip for short drivers and airbags is: keep a safe distance from the steering wheel airbag. The NHTSA recommends the safe distance of 10 inches between the air bag cover on the steering wheel and the chest. Why Is There A Concern For Short Drivers And Airbags? The concern here is… Read more »
Jaw Pain After An Auto Accident
While neck pain is one of the most common complaints with an auto accident, many patients report pain in the jaw after an auto accident. Depending upon the research reviewed, it is estimated that 1 in three to one in 4 whiplash injured patients will develop pain in the jaw. Located just in front of… Read more »
Florissant, get the right care for whiplash
Getting the right care for whiplash in Florissant can be a challenge. Accidents are common in a metro area and can result in injuries to our neck and back that produce long term pain. One study found that of people that were rear-ended, 30% were still suffering pain TWO YEARS after the crash! A study… Read more »
Auto Accident: 4 Delayed Symptoms NOT To Ignore!
In most instances, people quickly realize they are injured after an auto accident. Cuts, broken bones and other types of injury usually present with quick clear symptoms as well as pain. Some, however, don’t experience immediate signs of an injury; especially if it to muscles, joints, ligaments or nerves. In many of these instances there… Read more »
Research Show Women More Likely To Be Injured In Collision
The difference in injury rates suffered by female occupants compared to male occupants during auto collisions is receiving an increase in attention. The University of Virginia (UVA) published a report detailing the trauma distribution and injury risk trends in restrained car occupants. The researchers used data from the US Department of Transportation National Automotive Sampling… Read more »
Permanent Neck Weakness From Whiplash Injury
Research demonstrates that you can have permanent neck weakness from a whiplash auto injury. The strength and stability of our neck is due to small bands of tissues called ligaments, which hold the bones of our neck tightly together. These ligaments contain many small nerve fibers that continually send signals to our brain, relaying the… Read more »