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Accident Recovery, General | Dec 15, 2022

Car Accident Head Injuries

One of the most serious injuries that can occur from a car accident is a head injury. While your seat belt is designed to help prevent you from getting ejected from the vehicle during a serious collision, it cannot prevent you from all types of car accident injuries. In fact,…

Why Would You Need to See an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Accident Recovery, General | Dec 5, 2022

Should I See an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon After My Accident?

If you have been the unfortunate victim of a car accident, then you might be dealing with car accident injuries. Neck and back pain are common symptoms experienced by people involved in car accidents. The sudden force of impact can cause your body to get jostled around violently, which can…

Treatment and Recovery After a Sacral Fracture

General | Nov 29, 2022

I Fractured My Sacrum – What Can I Expect from Recovery?

The sacrum is a triangular-shaped flat bone that sits like an upside-down heart at the base of your spine. It is located between the hips. It also connects to the pelvis and helps stabilize the body when sitting, standing, or walking. It might not be one of the first bones…

Can Kidney Failure Be Caused by a Car Accident

General | Nov 9, 2022

Can Kidney Failure Be Caused by a Car Accident?  

Car accidents cause millions of injuries in the US each year. While you have likely heard of more common car accident injuries like whiplash or broken bones, you might not be as familiar with how a car wreck can cause damage to your internal organs. In fact, a sudden blow…

Most Common Locations for Semi-Truck Accidents

Accident Prevention, General | Oct 14, 2022

Most Common Locations for Semi-Truck Accidents

While an accident that pits a semi-truck against a passenger vehicle is a scary event that can cause serious injury to those involved, they are relatively rare considering the amount of road time semi-trucks travel. Of the over 300 billion miles traveled by semi-trucks in the US, there were only…

How a Car Accident Doctor Can Help

Accident Recovery, General | Oct 7, 2022

Top 7 Medical Conditions that Cause Car Accidents

Millions of car accidents happen each year, and many of them are not entirely avoidable. In some cases, a medical condition can impair your ability to drive safely and end up causing a wreck. Whether you have a chronic health condition that can impact your driving abilities or you experience…

Compression Fractures

General | Sep 16, 2022

What to Know About Compression Fractures

Being in a car accident is scary enough, but finding yourself with back pain afterward can be particularly frightening. The spine is vital for supporting our bodies as we move about the world, and any injury to it can reduce mobility, impair daily functioning, and lead to long-term pain and…

Causes of Upper Arm Pain

General | Sep 6, 2022

8 Possible Causes of Upper Arm Pain

One universal truth is that you never know how much you use an arm or leg until you injure it. Having upper arm pain following a car accident injury can impact your ability to work, perform activities at home, exercise, and enjoy your social life. An arm injury is particularly…

Symptoms of a Sports Injury

General, Sports Medicine | Jul 29, 2022

5 Commonly Missed Signs and Symptoms of a Sports Injury

Do you love playing sports? A 2019 study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 19.3 percent of the U.S. population participated in a sport daily. Participating in sports helps improve overall health but also has a significant impact on improving cardiovascular endurance. Keeping your heart healthy is essential…

Stay Safe Driving in the Rain

Accident Prevention | Jul 26, 2022

How to Stay Safe Driving in the Rain

Rain accounts for an average of 46% of all weather-related car accidents, 10% of crash injuries, and 8% of crash fatalities. The combination of rain and wet pavement contributes to an average of 141,644 car accidents each year. This leads to reduced friction, changes in traffic speed, and impaired visibility that…

Spinal Cord Injuries

Accident Recovery | Jul 19, 2022

Treating Spinal Cord Injuries after a Car Accident         

Back pain after a car accident is not uncommon, though some car accident injuries can be more serious than others. Injuries to the spinal cord should always be taken very seriously and require medical attention as soon as possible. Even delaying treatment by a few minutes can have a lasting…

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General | Jul 18, 2022

Most Common Internal Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

If you have ever been in a car accident, you know how easy it is to be hurt from even a minor collision. Injuries from car accidents can range from mild strains to potentially fatal, but when injuries are to the internal organs, the risk for serious complications increases substantially.…

Treating Arthritis

Arthritis, General | Jul 18, 2022

6 Alternative, Non-Surgical Treatments for Hip & Knee Arthritis

What Is Osteoarthritis? Arthritis refers to the painful swelling of the joints. While there are multiple forms of arthritis–over a hundred!--the most common is osteoarthritis. It is also called degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis is caused by the normal wear and tear of your body over time. The ends of the…

Preventing Hip Fractures in Older Adults

General | Jul 18, 2022

Preventing Hip Fractures in Older Adults

Breaking a bone is unpleasant no matter which one it is or how old you are when it happens, but hip fractures are particularly frightening for people aged 65 or older. They are also increasingly common as life expectancy rates rise across the world. Approximately 300,000 adults break a hip each year…

What Is the Rotator Cuff

General | Jul 18, 2022

Exercises to Avoid if You Have a Rotator Cuff Injury

You may have heard of a rotator cuff injury before, but do you know what exactly the rotator cuff is? The rotator cuff refers to a thick band of muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder and support shoulder and arm movement. You have a rotator cuff in both shoulders,…

Signs You May Have Torn Your Bicep

General | Jul 18, 2022

5 Signs You May Have Torn Your Bicep

Did you grow up watching cartoons like Popeye, who flexed his giant arm muscles every chance he got? The classic arm flex shows off the bicep, which can look quite impressive and also helps you twist your arm and bend at the elbow. Both of your upper arms have a…

General, Neurology | Jul 18, 2022

Do I Need to See a Neurologist After a Car Accident?

Millions of car accidents happen every year in the United States, and many result in injuries to drivers and passengers. Some car accident injuries are more obvious than others, like scrapes, bruises, bleeding, and broken bones. However, some injuries can have unusual symptoms that might surprise you. Car accident injuries…

Long-Term Effects of a Minor Brain Injury

General | Jul 17, 2022

Long-Term Effects of a Minor Brain Injury

Have you ever fallen and bumped your head? Or bumped your head in a car accident and ended up with a bump? Sometimes you can hit your head and end up with a small bump or “goose egg” where the blow occurred. You might notice some pain and tenderness in…

Difference Between Strains and Tears

General | Jul 3, 2022

Understanding the Difference Between Strains and Tears

When describing an injury, many people will use the terms sprain, strain, and tear interchangeably. However, these are separately diagnosable injuries. While the terms may seem similar, the differences are important and distinct. Athletes are the most susceptible to these types of injuries, but non-athletes can suffer from them too.…

How to Get Rid of a Headache

Neurology | Jun 28, 2022

How to Get Rid of a Headache

Did you know that there are over one hundred different types of headaches? While some kinds of headaches are more common than others, it is important to know what type of headache you are experiencing. Headache remedies may vary slightly depending on the kind of headache that is bothering you.…