• Centers
  • More recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has summarized this data by stating "seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about half. (wikipedia.org)
  • prevention
  • Through discussions with Congressman William Lehman Chair of the House Appropriations Committee responsible for the Department of Transportation, he developed CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, which as part of its mission focuses on traumatic brain injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • incidence
  • Crouch R, Whitewick R, Clancy M, Wright P, Thomas P. Whiplash associated disorder: incidence and natural history over the first month for patients presenting to a UK emergency department. (chiroaccess.com)
  • This legislation was enacted after trialing Hemco seatbelts, designed by Desmond Hemphill (1926-2001), in the front seats of police vehicles, lowering the incidence of officer injury and death. (wikipedia.org)
  • therapy
  • Objective evidence in typical whiplash injury claims that supports the claim relate to supporting evidence such as a DUI defendant, a defendant under the influence of drugs, several weeks of prescribed physical therapy, several weeks of prescribed medication, and other evidence that tends to support a significant injury. (hubpages.com)
  • The "missing link" of whiplash may be towards or inside the shoulder and this would explain why neck therapy alone frequently does not give lasting relief. (wikipedia.org)
  • outcome
  • More so than most conditions, whiplash injuries test the doctor's knowledge and skills as well as the ability to work with the patient to arrive at a satisfactory outcome. (chiroaccess.com)
  • pain
  • They found that those who suffered a whiplash injury had pain in the neck, head, shoulder, arm and even lower back which persisted for up to a year. (medindia.net)
  • In the study of the two groups, pain in the ankle injury group declined rapidly, more or less disappearing after a month while in the whiplash injury group patients were still in pain a year on, though the intensity was not great. (medindia.net)
  • In conclusion, it was indicated that whiplash pain, though benign, lead to frequent and long-lasting pain. (medindia.net)
  • Discussion focuses on the need to draw clearer distinctions between determinants of pain and disability, and directions for interventions aimed at minimizing disability following whiplash injury are suggested. (hindawi.com)
  • occur
  • It works to reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes, and the rate of injuries and amount of property damage in the crashes that still occur. (wikipedia.org)
  • biomechanics
  • His Centripetal theory was foundational to the biomechanics of traumatic brain injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • From 1961 to 1980, he joined the staff of the National Institute of Health and became Chief of Neurosurgery, studying treatment of malignant neoplasms, the biomechanics and mechanisms of brain injury, and memory. (wikipedia.org)
  • long term
  • These injuries tend to last for as long as six months and often lead to long term problems. (hubpages.com)
  • NICs recorded on the BioRID during these tests were in the range recorded from volunteers who did not experience long-term injury, and most were below the proposed IARV of 15 m2/s2. (sae.org)
  • There is not enough evidence to suggest that spinal manipulation is an effective long-term treatment for whiplash although there are short term benefits. (wikipedia.org)
  • physician
  • The first concern to the physician is to determine the extent of injury so as to avoid interventions that may be harmful to the patient. (chiroaccess.com)
  • The greatest concern when the physician is confronted with a whiplash injured patient is to rule out serious injury. (chiroaccess.com)
  • cause
  • New research published in The Journal of Physiology suggests that a cause of whiplash injuries could be startle reflexes elicited by unexpected loud sounds. (innovations-report.com)
  • Researchers have noted that such injuries can actually cause more damage on low impact (and therefore at lower speeds), which could go some way to explaining their prevalence on busy city roads in the UK. (accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk)
  • Fraudulent activities affect the lives of innocent people, both directly through accidental or intentional injury or damage, and indirectly as these crimes cause insurance premiums to be higher. (wikipedia.org)
  • fatal injuries
  • Coupled with the car's lack of modern safety features such as airbags and seat belts, this resulted in the crash test dummy in the Bel Air recording forces that would have probably caused fatal injuries to a real driver. (wikipedia.org)
  • Treatment
  • What is the treatment for whiplash? (nyhq.org)
  • His research focused on cancer treatment, traumatic brain injury, a CSF artificial organ, and philosophy of mind. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ommaya made several significant contributions to many areas that concern neurological surgeons, treatment of cancer, hydrocephalus, traumatic brain injury, and arterio-venous malformations. (wikipedia.org)
  • He held patents in devices for drug delivery to the brain, protective systems for neck and head injuries and an artificial organ for treatment of diabetes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Four passengers - two male, two female, aged between 17 and 27 - received serious leg injuries and were airlifted to hospital for treatment, one of the casualties had to have her left leg amputated due to her injuries while a second casualty had to have her right leg amputated due to the extent of her injuries. (wikipedia.org)
  • The other 11 riders were believed to have only minor injuries and received medical treatment at the scene. (wikipedia.org)
  • On 11 August 2009, two trains carrying a total of 32 guests collided, resulting in 21 guests requiring treatment at a nearby hospital for injuries ranging from whiplash and broken noses, to cuts and bruises. (wikipedia.org)
  • head
  • Whiplash occurs when a person's head moves backward and then forward very suddenly with great force. (aarpmedicareplans.com)
  • In general, adjusted head restraints positioned to have a small horizontal gap between the restraint and dummy's head tended to produce lower injury measures. (sae.org)
  • However, none of the recorded injury measures exhibited any influence of head restraint height. (sae.org)
  • This came about greatly in part from the high number of head injuries coming through the emergency rooms. (wikipedia.org)
  • A coup-contra-coup injury occurs as the brain is accelerated into the cranium as the head and neck hyperextend, and is then accelerated into the other side as the head and neck rebound to hyper-flexion or neutral position. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates head restraint and seat designs and the 2009 Euro NCAP 5 star safety testing now includes whiplash protection as part of the testing program. (wikipedia.org)
  • crash
  • The crash test dummy recorded forces that would produce only a minor foot injury to a real driver. (wikipedia.org)
  • The effect of whiplash protection systems in real-life crashes and their correlation to consumer crash test programmes" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • medical
  • Along with a complete medical history and physical exam, tests for whiplash may include the following. (lifebridgehealth.org)
  • The committee is calling for the compensation threshold for whiplash cases to be raised and, if the number of claims does not fall significantly, for the introduction of new legislation requiring tougher medical evidence on the injury and its impact on the claimant before compensation is paid. (csp.org.uk)
  • Was the accident that caused it someone else's fault, and have you seen a medical professional for your injuries? (accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk)
  • As long as you've seen a medical professional for your injuries, you can call us and get free no-obligation advice . (accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk)
  • You have seen a doctor for your injuries - You need to see a medical professional, otherwise there will be no proof of your suffering. (accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk)
  • The problem with internal injuries is that they are not always apparent to anyone other than the medical professional, but they always need immediate attention. (accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk)
  • G received medical attention for whiplash injuries, but unlike other band members, was not seriously harmed. (wikipedia.org)
  • soft
  • Many law firms will reject soft tissue injury claims if there is not enough evidence to make a convincing case. (hubpages.com)
  • compensation
  • A lot of press coverage has been devoted to the question of why there are so many whiplash claims in the UK - is this a symptom of "compensation culture", or is there something else at fault? (accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk)
  • The severity of whatever injury you receive in an accident that was not your fault will be one of the deciding factors in how much compensation you are awarded. (accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk)
  • people
  • Insurance companies are reeling from the number of claims being made by people who say they have whiplash injuries. (csp.org.uk)
  • Most fraudulent claims arise from intermediary 'no-win no-fee' companies which, in some cases, pressure people into exaggerating their injuries in their claims, he says. (csp.org.uk)
  • In the United Kingdom, 430,000 people made an insurance claim for whiplash in 2007, accounting for 14% of every driver's premium. (wikipedia.org)
  • insurance
  • Insurance carriers make lower offer to settle claims when injuries are treated by chiropractors. (hubpages.com)
  • Insurance Settlement Secrets: A Step by Step Guide to Get Thousands of Dollars More for Your Auto Accident Injury Without a Lawyer! (hubpages.com)
  • The association estimates that one adult in 140 in the UK makes an insurance claim for a whiplash injury every year. (csp.org.uk)
  • But the cost of personal injury claims has doubled in 10 years (from £7 billion to £14 billion) and motor insurance premiums rose dramatically at the end of the last decade. (csp.org.uk)
  • An insurance fraud index produced by law firm Keoghs shows that rates of whiplash insurance fraud vary according to claimants' postcodes. (csp.org.uk)
  • It is one of the most frequently claimed injuries on vehicle insurance policies. (wikipedia.org)
  • year
  • A 1000-case, four-year observational study published in 2012 said that the "missing link" in whiplash injuries is the trapezius muscle which may be damaged through eccentric muscle contraction during the whiplash mechanism described above and below. (wikipedia.org)