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California Spinecare Institute routinely consults with, and provides treatment for patients who have suffered injuries due to someone else's negligence. If you have been involved in an accident, and are experiencing any of the following symptoms, contact our offices at 818.937.9950 or make an appointment online.

Car crash

Auto Accidents

 Often times, pain from an injury may have a delayed onset, becoming apparent anywhere from a few hours to a few days after an injury. One of the theoretic reasons for this phenomenon is the release of Epinephrine (adrenalin), endorphins, and enkephalins during an incident. When the levels start to drop is when the injury starts to become apparent. 

Common injuries that may present themselves in this way include Whiplash Injuries, Concussions, and Post Concussive Syndrome. 

California Spinecare Institute offers patient consultations to those who have endured trauma due to motor vehicle accidents on a lien basis, devising treatment plans, and rehab management. 


Neck pain

Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash injuries are a grouped together to include muscles, ligaments, tendons, and intervertebral discs. Injury to any one of these structures may be classified as a soft tissue injury. Sudden and impulsive stretching of the structures may be a mechanism of injury. Injuries of this nature have a common characteristic of delayed onset.

Whiplash is a colloquial term for soft tissue injuries that occur along the neck area. Pain is the classic symptom, and it may be accompanied by the following:

  • Headaches
  • Referred Pain
  • Disturbance in Skin Sensation
  • Muscle Stiffness
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Decreased Range of Motion (Difficulty Moving)

  • Soft tissue injuries are not always immediately determinable, and are often best identified and diagnosed with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), or Computed Tomography (CT scan).


    Concussion

    Concussions

    Another common injury that may have a delayed onset is a concussion. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury where the brain strikes the inside of the skull. The mechanism of injury can include an impact involving the skull, as well as a sudden acceleration-deceleration motion of the head and neck. Concussions may or may not involve loss of consciousness.

    Common symptoms include:

  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased multitasking abilities
  • Impairments in balance
  • Difficulties in eye movements
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Changes in anxiety or mood


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