Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained from a car accident. Oftentimes, whiplash is viewed as a minor injury that is associated with fender-benders. However, whiplash can be more severe and serious than most people believe. What is Whiplash? Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that results from your head rapidly being forced […]
After an auto accident or any traumatic event, your body will activate its fight or flight response mechanisms. By doing this, your body produces and releases its own form of opioids called endogenous opioids. These opioids bind to the opiate receptors located in the brain and spinal cord, reducing and delaying your perception of pain.
Ultrasonography is a therapeutic treatment that utilizes ultrasound waves; developed in the 1940s. Today, physical therapists often use ultrasonography as part of their treatment plans. Ultrasonography increases recovery rates by assisting in tissue relaxation, stimulating blood flow, and by enhancing the body’s breakdown of scar tissue. Physical therapist assistants will use the head of the
In the most basic of terms, a lien is a demand for repayment. When an auto accident occurs, the parties involved will need to seek medical attention. In some cases, third-parties may help front the costs of medical treatment. These parties may include: private health insurance companies, auto insurance companies, certain medical providers, and/or government
Why Imaging is Important After an accident or injury, the first and most important step is to have your regular doctor or the emergency room personnel perform a physical examination and update your medical history. Imaging will help with the diagnosis of injury but cannot replace the physical examination. Imaging helps prove that your injuries
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique that uses a magnetic field and computer-generated radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues in your body. When you lie inside an MRI machine, the magnetic field temporarily realigns water molecules in your body. Radio waves cause these aligned atoms to produce
Spondylolisthesis is a spinal disorder in which a vertebra slips forward while the vertebrae beneath it stay in place; resulting in a pinched nerve between the two vertebrae. Spondylolisthesis affects over 3 million people in the United States per year. This condition can be very painful depending upon the degree or grade of slippage. In
Your brain is cushioned by spinal fluid which acts as a buffer between your brain and your skull. When you sustain a blow to the head, the impact causes your brain to move. If the impact is severe enough, your brain may hit your skull at the site of the initial impact, and then rebound
After an auto accident, you should seek immediate medical attention; to receive proper care for injuries you may have sustained. After experiencing a traumatic event, the body releases pain-relieving hormones, causing a delay in feelings of pain; lasting anywhere from several hours to several weeks. If you are experiencing electric-like pain in the neck, back,
The most significant way Coronavirus can impact your personal injury case and its value is through gaps in treatment. Those injured in an auto accident must receive medical treatment to maximize the value of their personal injury case. Consistent medical treatment proves to insurance companies that the patient needs the treatment recommended by the doctor.