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Types of Injuries

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also referred to as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a condition that can be characterized by a variety of symptoms including pain, frequently a burning type of pain, tenderness, swelling of the area or extremity, sweating, flushing, warmth and/or coolness of the area, discoloration, and in some cases shiny skin. How RSD develops is not…Read More

It can be a dangerous world on two wheels! Motorcycle accident injuries exhibit interesting patterns.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) studies over 1.2 million people who were treated in emergency rooms across the United States for non-fatal motorcycle related injuries and this is what they found.  Injuries to the legs and feet account for 30% of all non-fatal motorcycle…Read More

The most common injury sustained from blunt trauma to the chest is rib fractures and account for more than half of all thoracic injuries from non-penetrating trauma.  Whereas in the elderly the most common cause of rib fractures is a fall and in youth the most common cause is recreational or athletic activities, in adults, motor vehicle accidents are the…Read More

Have you been in an car accident?  Are you experiencing neck or back pain?  Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with a cervical, thoracic or lumbar strain/sprain.  What is the difference between the types of sprains and strains? A sprain is a stretching or tearing of the ligaments in the area. Ligaments are the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two…Read More

Injuries sustained in an automobile accident depend on direction of travel, speed of travel, and collisions.  Generally, if a vehicle is hit from behind the chances of severe damage or injury is less likely, however, a client of mine was recently hit so hard from behind her car was written off as a total loss, she suffered a closed head injury…Read More

Let’s take a closer look at possible symptoms of a herniated disc. In some cases a herniated disc will cause no symptoms and in other cases the condition can create localized pain if the tear affects the small nerves located in the uppermost layers of the outer wall of the affected disc. Additional symptoms can develop if the disc wall…Read More

The spine is made up of individual bones (vertebrae) and discs, which are rubbery cushions between the vertebrae. These discs are like a jelly doughnut with a softer center encased in a tougher exterior. A herniated disc (also known as a slipped disc torn disc or a ruptured disc) occurs when some of the softer “jelly” pushes out through a…Read More

Did you hit your head on the steering wheel or dashboard after being rear-ended? If you did, you may be diagnosed with a closed head injury, a concussion or a brain contusion. A friend of mine, whose career is in the medical field, was good enough to provide me with the information listed below. We hope that it might assist…Read More