Tag: Whiplash Neck Injury

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Whiplash Neck Injury: How Long Till I Feel Better?

The Affects of Whiplash Neck Injury Whiplash neck injury is a common occurrence in our society today. While whiplash is not a diagnostic term, it describes the generalized action that causes damage to various parts of the neck and upper back. The most common cause of this type of injury is usually a car accident…. Read more »