Auto Injury News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alarming Number of Whiplash Patients Still Disabled

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may wonder “How soon can I expect to return to work and my normal life?” While the answer to that question is highly individualized, a

Most Car Crash Victims Don’t Sue Despite Chronic Pain

Auto injury victims have long been accused of faking their symptoms to earn a payout, but a new study shows that in most cases, that accusation is patently false. Researchers from the University of

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