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MINNESOTA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS-FACET JOINT INJURIES TO NECK AND BACK. The personal injury lawyers are the Schmidt Salita Law Team are experienced in the handling of personal injury cases involving injuries to the head (traumatic brain injuries and concussion injuries) as well as to the neck and back (fractures of the vertebrae, herniations of the...Read More
FACT: Disc pain is the cause of chronic pain and permanent impairment in many cases-even without herniation or nerve impingement. The outer wall of the disc (anulus) can be torn by whiplash trauma, i.e. an annular tear. That tear produces pain coming from the nerve endings in the annulus. That occurs without any nerve impingement....Read More
3 POINT SHOULDER/LAP BELTS CAUSE SPINAL INJURIES Three Point Shoulder-Lap Belts save lives but increase incidence of spinal injuries. They increase the injury potential to the neck and back because they… (1) restrain the torso while allowing the head and neck to move more violently and (2) the restraint is unilateral, restraining only the driver’s...Read More
Fact: Ligamentous Injuries can result from CAD trauma and result in significant permanent impairment. Ligamentous injury is at the core of all CAD (CervicalAcceleration/Deceleration) injuries. Ligaments have poor vascular (blood) supply and don’t heal well. Ligaments that are stretched beyond their anatomical limit suffer “plastic deformity” (they stayed stretched permanently). Fact: Ligament Injury Causes Spinal...Read More
Fact: Muscle injuries can result in Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome with Trigger Points of pain lasting indefinitely. Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is a real-live clinical entity which is well-documented in the literature and poorly recognized in much of the medical community. The textbook, Myofascial Pain & Dysfunction-The Trigger Point Manual, by Travell and Simons...Read More
Sprain/Strain Injuries Strain: An overstretching of the muscle. Sprain: Damage to the ligament/tendon. Despite remodeling (healing), the biomechanical properties of healed tendon tissue never match those of intact tendons. (The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburg and Ireland, Surgeons 3: 5;309-306 2005). Sprain/Strain injuries can be either transient or permanent. There are 3 grades of...Read More
FACT: Soft tissue injuries (WAD) are often permanent and severe. Reliable medical research has proven that: Neck sprain/strain is listed as the predominant injury in 28% of people treated in ER after MVA. (Seroussi) -50% of whiplash injuries don’t ever recover, i.e. are permanent. (Carroll, Sterling, Elliott) -30% remain moderately to...Read More