auto injury Archive

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

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

How Long Does it Take to Recover From Whiplash?

One of the most common questions asked by anyone suffering from whiplash or another auto injury is, “How long do I need to recover?” The answer to that question depends largely on the severity of your injury, as

Healthcare Use Before and After Whiplash Injury

Up to 50% of whiplash patients report an incomplete recovery, and around 30% of patients continue to be moderately or severely disabled two to three years after the initial injury. With a significant number of patients developing

PTSD Linked to Severe Whiplash

Post traumatic stress disorder can raise your risk of suffering from severe symptoms after whiplash, according to new research. A new study found that 25.7% of whiplash patients suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder which negatively influenced their physical

Traditional Care Tied to Increased Disability in Whiplash Patients

Many patients with whiplash are told to wear a neck brace after an auto accident. But a growing body of research suggests that neck braces, called cervical collars, can actually do more harm than good. Patients with whiplash

Video: Chiropractic Relieves Dizziness After Auto Injury

Chiropractic care cured vertigo and dizziness for patients in a new case study. Vertigo and dizziness are common after an auto accident, and can result from head injuries or a sudden, violent motion of the head that disturbs