Occult Ligament Tears are complete tears or ruptures of the ligament (ligaments connect bone to bone). Neck trauma, such as whiplash from a car accident, the ligaments are severely compromised and often rupture from overstretching, as a result of the trauma (like whiplash in an auto accident). Often, patients present clinically with severe symptoms, yet are both neurologically and structurally intact. Frequently with occult ligament tears, the structure stays in …Read More
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Maitland Chiropractor Overlooked & Often Misdiagnosed in Whiplash Victims
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is the result of pressure of a nerve bundle in the neck between the collar bone and a rib caused by a spasm of the scalenus muscle or a congenital misplacement of the muscle into the first rib. Symptoms of TOS are weakness, tingling, numbness of the arm and portion of the hand as well as heaviness of the upper extremities and headaches. In many patients …Read More
Maitland Chriropractor Steering Wheels Injuries
In automobile accidents, the steering wheel can be considered a “blunt instrument” that can create bodily injury. The one thing in common for virtually every driver is that they are holding onto the steering wheel during an accident, leaving their hands and wrists exposed to injury. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common steering wheel injuries. Conservative care is indicated as soon as possible, often with favorable …Read More
Maitland Chiropractor Seatbelt Injuries and Spinal Fractures
While advances in automobile design to reduce injuries can also pose unique problems for the driver or passenger. One of the most common product liabilities found in the automobile today is the 3-point seat belt restraint. The 3-point system has been instrumental in reducing fatalities, but can also contribute to injuries such as rib fracture, shoulder dislocation and spinal fracture. Very little research has been published on these cases and …Read More
Maitland Chiropractor Missed Disc Herniation or Protrusion?
Disc Protrusion is a generic term for a disc disorder that sticks out past the margin of the vertebral endplates and encompasses both disc herniation and bulging. This term is best used when the data from the imaging studies is insufficient to discriminate between a herniated and bulging disc. Historically, when MRI was called NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance), almost 2 decades ago, the term protrusion was used exclusively. This was …Read More
Pattern of Symptoms After a Whiplash Injury Maitland Chiropractor
Patients that have been in motor vehicle accidents often complain about headache, brachialgia (pain radiating into 1 or both arms), vertigo or dizziness, chewing and swallowing problems, visual-motor disturbances, such as blurred vision and reduced coordination, fatigue and reduced energy, neuropsychologic dysfunction, depression, irritability, and sleep disorders. On clinical examination, reduced range of motion of the cervical spine is prevalent. One can distinguish between the mobility of the upper cervical …Read More
Strain / Sprain & Permanency in Winter Park
Strain/sprains can be permanent. There are 3 grades of sprain/strain: Grade 1: Overstretching of the ligament that is a transient condition that resolves. Grade 2: Partial tearing of the ligament that does not heal, it wound repairs, with internal scar tissue called adhesions. This is a permanent change in tissue structure and leaves the joint unstable. Grade 3: This is a complete tear of the ligament and can …Read More
Can Arthritis Cause More Bodily Injury in Accidents in Maitland?
It has often been said that if an accident victim has pre-existing arthritis (degenerative joint disease- sponylosis), that the ensuing bodily injury was most likely pre-existing. That couldn’t be further from the truth. As an example, if a 21-year-old body builder and a 92-year-old man that is 4’2” and riddled with arthritis are both in the same accident, who will be hurt more, the person with no arthritis or the …Read More
Can Whiplash Occur with “Slight Damage” to the Bumper In Auto Accidents Winter Park?
It has been widely reported that the majority of automobiles deform or crush, as per the manufacturers rating at 5mph, and as a result, occupants can not be hurt at such a low velocity of impact. The Spine Research Institute of San Diego, who crashed dozens of cars in an independent study, found a flaw in the manufacturer’s rating. Their research showed that “cars can withstand speeds of 8-12mph without …Read More
Whiplash & Chiropractic Treatment in Maitland, Winter Park
Whiplash is a puzzling injury and billions of dollars each year to treat it. Yet many lawyers, legislators, and medical doctors deny its existence. It affects millions of people around the world, yet research is severely under-funded. It is a largely preventable injury, yet we do little to prevent it. Fortunately, times are changing as whiplash enters a new phase of research and understanding. “We now have a completely new …Read More