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Back and Neck Injuries

Can a Minor Car Crash Cause A Major Personal Injury?

Major Personal Injury in Minor Car Crash? Car crashes account for an astounding number of major personal injuries every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that approximately 6 million auto accidents occur annually in the U.S. While not all of these accidents result in injuries, many do. We all know the types …

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What to Do If Someone Has a Spinal Cord Injury

In a split second, a spinal cord injury can change someone’s life forever. It is estimated that 17,500 spinal cord injuries occur every year. Currently, there are approximately 450,000 people living with spinal cord injuries in the U.S. A spinal cord injury is caused by trauma to the spinal cord, which is often the result …

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Are Concussions Considered a Traumatic Brain Injury?

These days, there seems to be confusion surrounding the terms “concussion” and “traumatic brain injury.” Often, we hear about concussions that occur because of a car wreck, slip and fall or sports-related injury. A concussion is the most common type of traumatic brain injury. What’s the Difference? Concussions are quite common. It is reported that …

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Winter In Kansas and Missouri Means More Slip and Fall Accidents

Here’s What You Can Do If You Fall The weather in Kansas and Missouri is notoriously unpredictable, especially in winter. The morning may be clear and sunny, but by lunchtime there can be snow and ice. Welcome to slip and fall conditions. Here’s a look at the risks: Snow on sidewalks may not get cleared …

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Dispelling Common Myths about Traumatic Brain Injuries

The human brain is a marvel. Everyday it seems science is discovering more about how our brains develop, function over our lifetime, and heal from injury. Despite all these advances, traumatic brain injuries are still often misunderstood. Discoveries about the science of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are occurring every day. Yet, there are many misconceptions …

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Neck Injury – Sometimes It’s Not “Just Whiplash”

What is Whiplash? Whiplash is one of the most common personal injury diagnoses following a car accident. When an ER doctor examines a patient complaining of neck and/or upper back pain following any type of automobile accident, and there are no obvious bleeding or broken bones, the common course of evaluation is cervical x-rays and/or …

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