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Maitland Chiropractor Many Neck Injuries Go Undetected

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

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

Orlando Chiropractor: Whiplash Injury

What is whiplash?  Another name for whiplash is cervical acceleration-deceleration injury.  In this example, there is a rear impact and the occupant’s first motion is up. This is called the ramping effect and is due to the spine pushing against the seat, flattening the spinal curve. This upward motion, in many cases, causes the head to rise above safe levels of the head-rest. The neck-head fully extends past its normal …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

Maitland Chiropractor Dizziness, Vertigo and Neck Pain as Related to a Neck Injury

Dizziness caused by neck problems is called cervical vertigo. The degree of dizziness varies from fleeting and mild to long lasting and debilitating. As there seems to be no practical and effective drug treatment, patients often seek alternative therapies, like chiropractic. Often, patients begin to notice the dizziness after sustaining a neck injury, and frequently describe some of their associated symptoms as “lightheadedness”, as being “unsteady”, “off-balance” or just plain …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