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what are the longterm effects of untreated whiplash

What Are the Long Term Effects of Untreated Whiplash?

You were waiting for the red light to change when you heard the brakes screeching. Out of nowhere a large SUV rear ends you and pushes your vehicle into the intersection.  Your neck and shoulder hurt and you’re not processing all the information.  Your doctor thinks you have Whiplash.  What is Whiplash?  What are the … Continued


My Knee Hurts When I Bend It and Straighten It: A Quickstart Guide

Do you have daily knee pain despite having no major trauma or precipitating event?  Has physical therapy, rest and NSAIDs failed to provide relief?  It is very frustrating and can keep you on the sidelines.  To learn more please read below to answer the following questions:  What are the different types of knee pain that … Continued


Knee Popping: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Here is a full guide on what causes knee popping, possible diagnoses, and suitable treatments to solve your knee problems. Possible Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment Knee popping can be a sensation that something is moving around in the knee. There may also be an audible sound associated with the popping, which in medical terms is … Continued


Knee Hyperextension – Symptoms, Causes, Prevention & Treatment Options

There are six different types of joints in the body. Saddle joint (i.e. Thumb) Gliding Joint (i.e. Wrist) Pivot joint (i.e. Forearm)   Condyloid joint (i.e. Jaw) Ball and Socket joint (i.e. Shoulder) Hinge Joint The hinge joint is like a door, opening and closing in one direction, along one plane. Examples include your elbow … Continued


Patellar Tendon Tear

Patellar Tendon Tear: Know the Facts

Last month while in the park you injured your knee.  You heard a pop followed by an immediate onset of intense pain and swelling.  Walking was impossible.  The swelling has continued and you have noticed bruising.  Your doctor thinks you may have injured your patellar tendon. What is a Patellar tendon?  Are there different types … Continued


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Nerve Pain In Knee – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Have you ever experienced nerve pain in your knee? The pain may not always be there, but you cannot ignore it when it is there. Read this post by Dr. Hyzy of the Centeno-Schultz Clinic to learn more about it. Why Does It Appear and How to Treat It? Nerve pain in the knee can … Continued




Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

If you have been dealing with spine pain such as low back pain, neck pain, or nerve symptoms down the leg or arm and have failed all treatments – it is likely that your surgeon consultation went over the possibility of a Fusion!  Most Fusion techniques are described as PLIF, TLIF, or ALIF. Acronyms for … Continued


What Is the Success Rate of C1-C2 Fusion?

The upper neck and head pain was unrelenting and did not responed to conservative care or medications. Your doctor wants to refer you to a surgeon for possible fusion.  What is the C1?  What is the C2?  What is the Atlantoaxial (AA)  Joint? What are the key components of the AA Joint?  What is a … Continued