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Please Note: The medical information contained below is meant only to provide some general thoughts on just some of the types of injuries that one can sustain in an accident or collision. It is imperative that all individuals who have been in an accident or collision immediately seek medical attention so that medical professionals can properly evaluate and diagnose any injuries or medical/mental conditions that may have occurred in the accident or collision. Nothing contained in this website is intended to be a substitute for proper medical advice. We will update this articles section periodically.

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How To Respond To An Auto Accident

After an automobile accident, there are some actions you need to take to not only comply with the law but also ensure everyone’s safety and begin the insurance claim procedure. We understand how overwhelming auto accidents are, and knowing how to respond can seem confusing when dealing with the aftermath of an accident.  Auto Accident […]

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a bundle of symptoms that is caused by compression of the brachial plexus. The Thoracic Outlet is a passageway between the trunk and the arms on each side of the body. TO can result from injury to the neck, shoulder and back caused by an accident or automobile collision. Symptoms […]

Herniated Disks

Herniated disks in the spine can result from injury to the neck or cervical area, or mid to low back, caused by an accident or automobile collision. The spine is comprised of thirty-three vertebrae that are positioned from the top of the neck to the bottom of the spine, and include cervical, thoracic and lumbar […]

Head Injuries

Persons injured in accidents or automobile collisions may suffer dome type of head injury. Head injuries are classified as mild, moderate or severe. Mild head injuries can include headaches, dizziness, irritability and some confusion. Moderate or severe head injuries can include symptoms of substantial neurological and neuropsychological problems. If head injury is suspected, a CAT […]

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint)

TMJ pain and abnormality can result from injury to the neck or cervical area caused by an accident or automobile collision. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is a joint located just forward from the ears. Whiplash to the cervical area can affect the TMJ but the symptoms can be masked by cervical pain and […]

Fractures to Bones and Vertebrae

A fracture to a bony structure can result from injury to the neck or cervical area, or mid to low back, caused by an accident or automobile collision. Fractures can range from a slight crack to the bone up to a complete break. They can be simple or compound. Simple fractures include those that have […]

Low Impact Collisions and Injury

Many Insurance companies and their supposedly independent medical research hold that whiplash type injuries can’t occur in low speed collisions. However, simulated impacts at low and high speeds have been studied thoroughly and the results confirm that low speed collisions with minimal or no visible damage to a vehicle can cause significant injury to the […]

Is Whiplash a Real Medical Condition?

Many Insurance companies and their so-called independent medical evaluators consider whiplash to be a fake or made up condition that is used by accident victims to obtain financial compensation. However, medical literature supports that this condition exists and can be caused by forces like the ones exerted in rear end automobile accidents. Whiplash is an […]

What is “Whiplash”?

Whiplash is often the result of rear end auto accidents. Whiplash can result from injury to the neck or cervical area caused by an accident or automobile collision. Whiplash is known as a cervical hyperextension-hyperflexion injury. The resulting neck injury is not always known right at the time of the accident. Whiplash received its name […]

Typical Medical Exams Following an Accident

Back and neck injuries and related medical conditions can be quite serious and take months or years to recover from. Surgery and extensive physical therapy and other treatment modalities may be necessary. This can result in substantial medical expense, work loss, severe pain and mental suffering, loss of usual activities, stress and a serious impact […]

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