Tag: Neck Injury

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 »

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. ┬áLocated just in front of… Read more »

Whiplash Neck Injury Causes Vision Problems

It is estimated that 10-40% of people suffering whiplash will develop chronic symptoms.(1) For many, these symptoms include vision problems such as light sensitivity, blurred vision, and poor reading or concentration. While we might think these types of symptoms are common with a concussion, they are also common with neck injury. The control of our… Read more »

Muscle Guarding & The Pain Cycle

Muscle guarding is your body’s first response when the pain cycle is activated. When you suffer and injury, it kicks in a continuous loop of negative issues known as the pain cycle. The following diagram gives a picture of how this happens. This diagram contains a lot of information, the individual points below should help… Read more »

Chronic Neck Stiffness

In our age of technology, complaints of chronic neck stiffness are common. After sitting long hours in front of a computer or hanging our head as we scan our cell phones, we start to feel neck stiffness. In most instances we attribute it to tight muscles: but is this truly the cause? Chronic neck stiffness… 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 »

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 »

Your Neck Could Be The Cause Of Your Headaches

Cervicogenic Headaches Headaches are common among many people. One of the most common causes is structural misaligned spinal bone in the neck that causes irritation of nerves. One study demonstrated that chiropractic care can provide relief for certain types of headache. Headaches that start from your neck are called cervicogenic, and often begin with an… 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! ┬áTypically, 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 »