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Back and Neck Injuries

Spine and back injuries are an exceptionally common result after someone has been involved in a motor vehicle accident. Clients often show up at our office in varying levels of pain after such accidents, hoping we can help them to get on the right track towards recovery. Sometimes their pain level…

Whiplash1 is a type of neck injury that can occur when the head jerks suddenly and forcefully backward and forward on the neck. It is called “whiplash” because the motion resembles the cracking of a whip. While “whiplash” is a non-medical term, it is commonly used to refer to strain…

What is Sacroiliac Joint Pain? Sacroiliac (pronounced sak-roh-il-ee-ak) joint pain, sometimes called SI dysfunction, is thought to cause lower back and/or radiating leg pain. The leg pain can be particularly painful. SI Joint Pain feels similar to sciatica (see below) or pain caused by a spinal disc herniation, but it…

What is Spinal Stenosis? In the medical world, the term stenosis refers to the abnormal narrowing of a channel in the body. Spinal stenosis refers to the narrowing of the bone channel that runs through vertebrae. This is the area that the spinal cord occupies. Normally, there is ample room…

Every year, about 12,000 people sustain a spinal cord injury[1]. That’s 30 new injuries every day. Most of these people are injured in auto and sports-related accidents, falls and industrial mishaps. An estimated 60 percent of these individuals are 30 years old or younger, and the majority of them are…

It was widely reported that cheerleading injuries were the leading youth sports injuries among females. In one report it was stated that cheerleading was more dangerous than high school football. A recent US study refutes these reports finding that injury rates are actually lower than for many other high school…

Everyone is texting these days; from the toddler just learning the ropes to the elderly of families who use the technology to keep up with the times. Intrinsically, “text neck” is a fairly new phenomenon that is associated with staring at a smartphone—the ways millions do for hours every day,…

The transportation risks associated with wheelchair transportation vehicles or vans are an unfortunate reality that needs to be addressed so that you or a loved one knows their rights in case of an accident. Naturally, the Americans with Disabilities Act has increased the social and economic opportunities available to wheelchair…