Whiplash: Treatment and Recovery

Treatment Conservative treatment includes immobilizing the patient’s neck in a well-fitting soft cervical collar; use of pain, anti-inflammatory, and muscle relaxant medications; and chiropractic and physical therapy. Whiplash is a sudden movement of the head, backward, forward, or sideways. Whether from a car accident, sports, or an accident at work, whiplash or other neck injuries…

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Driver Cell Phone Statistics

Driver Cell Phone Statistics

Using a cellphone while driving is risky and can lead to crashes. General Cell Phone Statistics Note: These are the most recent statistics available • The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. • Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting…

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Good Head Restraints Reduce Injuries

One countermeasure continues to make a measurable difference when it comes to preventing neck strains and sprains when an occupant’s vehicle is rear-ended in traffic, a new IIHS-HLDI study of insurance claims indicates. Seat/head restraint combinations that earn the top rating of good in IIHS tests reduce injury claim rates by 11 percent compared with…

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TBI: The Silent Epidemic

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important public health problem in the United States. TBI is frequently referred to as the “silent epidemic” because the complications from TBI, such as changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, or emotions, may not be readily apparent. The most recent CDC report…

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Auto Insurance Basics

Auto insurance covers damage to vehicles and property in crashes plus injuries to the people involved in the crashes. Different insurance coverages pay for vehicle damage versus injuries. Different insurance coverages also may apply depending on who is at fault — first-party insurance pays for your own losses, while third-party pays for losses to other…

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Car Crashes and Low Back Injuries

With increasing motor vehicle population in the United States, there is a rise in car crashes too. Modern cars have advanced safety features, but at times these safety features fail to deliver what is expected of them; though they may succeed in saving lives, chronic injuries and disability become unavoidable by using them. Whiplash is…

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