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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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Safety Concerns for Motorcycle Underglows

Underglow lights improve conspicuity When a civil society makes vehicle equipment laws, safety is typically the primary concern.  Recently, I have been thinking of the issues related to underglow lights on motorcycles. People who ride motorcycles at night claim that the underglow light helps them to be seen by other drivers.  Being seen is a […]

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Does chiropractic treatment help your headache?

A week ago, in the medical journal Headache, a research article concerning chiropractic was published. The results that were published seems at odds with what I have seen clinically. In the research, scientists examined 9 studies wherein chiropractic manipulation was tested to reduce headache. In 6 of the 9 studies, manipulation (chiropractic treatment) was as […]

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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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Car Crashes and Vertigo Managed by Chiropractors

Vertigo and dizziness are common after a car crash, and can result from injury to the vestibular system of the ears. This system has a series of fluid filled tunnels in the inner-ear.  A whiplash injury or car crash can cause injury to this system.  A common injury  is called Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV). […]

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