Tag: whiplash

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Delayed Pain From An Auto Accident

With the rain recently in St Louis, many have experienced auto accidents. Thankfully, most only suffer damage to their vehicles. While many individuals do not initially report injuries, there are those who gradually develop symptoms in the following days. Once the adrenaline from the original shock wears off they begin to notice the areas that… 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 »