Tag: car crash

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Whiplash in Action

The time it takes to suffer a whiplash injury is measured in milliseconds.  A whiplash injury, it takes about 300 milliseconds. By comparison, to blink your eye, it will take about 300 milliseconds. 0 Milliseconds Rear of car begins to crush. Occupants remains stationary. No occupant forces. 100 Milliseconds Car seat accelerates forward and pushes […]

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Some Whiplash Facts

As with most topics in medicine, there are lots of different interpretations and opinions.  When it comes to whiplash research, there are some common threads.  Here is a list that most researchers would agree upon. For whiplash caused by car accidents, the severity depends on the force of the impact, the way you were seated […]

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Widespread body pain after a whiplash? Really?

Absolutely! It is common to have widespread body pain after a whiplash. The condition is called Whiplash Associated Disorder. There is a growing body of evidence in medical journals to support this diagnosis. Many people think that only the neck can get injured in a car crash.  But science is proving otherwise.  The forces on […]

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Being Overweight Increases Pain After Car Crash

Being overweight leads to higher pain after a car crash.  This is according to a research article presented at the American Pain Society’s 33rd annual meeting held in late April of 2014.  This has chiropractic implications since chiropractors are a first stop in car crash injury recovery. A research team from University of North Carolina […]

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Chiropractic Home Threapy for Neck Pain

As a St George chiropractor specializing in neck pain and trauma, I hear the following question a lot “is there anything I can do at home about my neck pain?” The answer is a resounding “yes.”  In fact, home therapy is an integral part of any treatment plan I customize for my patients. When the […]

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Muscle Injury After Whiplash

When considering a whiplash injury, most of us think of damage to the joints and ligaments of the neck.  Certainly, those structures are injured.  But we also suffer injuries to the delicate posture muscles of the neck (more properly, cervical spine).  Those small muscles help to control the subtle balance and movement of the joints.  […]

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Personal Injury Preventer

Car crashes and personal injury cases can really ruin a person’s day. I came across this device which is able to virtually guaranty safe driving habits. See a picture of the device below. I think if we all had one installed it might really reduce the number of car crashes. If you don’t have one […]

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Exercise vs Chiropractic for Cervicogenic Headache

One very common complaint following a whiplash injury is Cervicogenic headache.  Those are the headaches which start in the back of the head, usually in the early afternoon.  The pain spreads up and over the side of the head, and rests near the back of the eye.  Usually the headaches are helped temporarily helped by […]

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