Auto Injury News Archive

Many People Have Fear of Movement After an Auto Injury! It’s Necessary to Overcome…

Imagine what happens when you injure your neck in an auto injury… Your muscles contract, there’s a burst of pain, and a soreness that makes you want to avoid moving your neck too much or turning too far.

Chronic Neck Pain After Auto Injury

Rear-end collisions are very common in our suburbs and cities. Traffic is crowded and unpredictable, and crashes are frequent. The National Transportation Safety Board statistics report that there are roughly 1.7 million rear-end collisions each year, causing

Seat Belts: Strapping you with injuries or protecting your life?

“Click it or ticket” is a common public safety slogan, but is wearing a seat belt enough to ward off major injuries in auto collisions? A new study from the Medical College of Wisconsin suggests that certain seat

Exercise After Whiplash: Don’t Do It Alone

Countless studies have pointed to the benefits of exercise for recovering from spinal injuries like whiplash. But is staying physically active enough to combat minor auto injuries? A new study sought to answer that question by comparing

Obesity Slows Recovery from Auto Injury

Carrying extra weight could extend the amount of time it takes for patients to recover from auto injuries, according to new research from the Department of Anesthesiology at University of North Carolina presented at the American Pain

PTSD Tied to Chronic Pain After Auto Injury

A recent study shows yet again that PTSD after mild auto injuries is anything but “minor.” The study, published in the Journal of Rheumatology, shows patients with post-traumatic stress disorder are twice as likely to have a

Physical Therapy vs. Self Care for Whiplash

Up to half of all whiplash patients are plagued with chronic symptoms, and ongoing research seeks to identify affordable, effective methods of preventing chronic pain. The standard treatment for whiplash often includes comprehensive, long-term physical therapy. While

Keeping Pain Diary Makes Whiplash Worse

Many patients are told to keep a pain diary to monitor their symptoms, but a new study suggests that may do more harm than good. The findings show that keeping a pain journal may actually hinder patients’