Tag: auto injury

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 »

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 »

What Causes Chronic Pain After An Auto Accident

After an auto injury, some patients will develop widespread chronic pain. Years ago, these people were thought to be faking or exaggerating their injury pain. However, we now know there can be actual changes to the brain and nervous system that are the cause of this chronic pain. During an auto collision, the muscles, ligaments,… Read more »

Permanent Injury From Whiplash – X-ray Proof

Proof Of Permanent Injury Common Permanent injury is common for many people who suffer a whiplash type injury!  Typically, they are told it is only soft tissue and they cannot have a permanent injury. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth! It is common for the insurance adjusters to belittle soft tissue injuries as having… Read more »

Auto Accidents: Disc Injuries & MRI’s

Correlating a single causative event to objectified bodily injury is one of the most important aspects of handling complex medical legal cases.  There are many types of tests that can be used to assess patient’s injury but without causal correlation they have little value.  The mechanism of injury, the patient’s history and the physical examination give… Read more »

The Right Treatment For Auto Injury: Whiplash

Auto accidents are a common hazard of living in a metro area. These collisions can cause injuries to the spine that can result in long-term pain. One study reported that 30% of individuals injured in rear-end impacts suffered from pain TWO YEARS after the crash! Another study at Bristol University, UK revealed, “43% of patients… Read more »

9 Things to do if you are in a car accident

With winter approaching, as many of us are aware, weather in St Louis can change rapidly. It can start out sunny and warm and by afternoon we have rain and thunderstorms. Unfortunately, with this weather change, rain and snow can bring the increased risk of being involved in a car accident. This not only causes… Read more »