December 22, 2016

Do I Need a Bicycle Accident Lawyer?

Bicycle accidents can cause extreme injuries. When those injuries are caused by another person, you may be entitled to recover compensation. In that case, a bicycle accident lawyer may be able to help you recover. But how do you know whether you need a bicycle accident lawyer? Hopefully this blog post will help you out….

November 29, 2016

Do lawyers need media training?

As the world increasingly relies on the Internet and Internet-connected devices to communicate, it is important for lawyers to be comfortable with social media. With the accessibility of all types of media coverage today, even those lawyers who are rarely on camera or in the news should be knowledgeable of social media. Every lawyer should have at least rudimentary understanding of how social media works and could b……

November 17, 2016

5 Ways to Prove Emotional Distress

Emotional distress can be a difficult thing to prove. By nature, it doesn’t leave a lasting mark, and there is no simple test to prove that it exists. However, there are ways to help prove that an individual is suffering from emotional distress, and may be deserving of compensation. ….

November 15, 2016

Top Five Motorcycle Laws You Should Know

Millions of people across the globe own motorcycles. In the United States alone, the Department of Transportation reported more than 8 million registered motorcycles in 2011. Most motorcycle riders know the common rules that show up on the exams, but they aren’t aware of the less common rules. ….

November 14, 2016

3 Main Components of a Medical Malpractice Case

A medical malpractice claim is a negligence claim brought against the caregiver such as doctors, nurses, or emergency medical technicians. It applies to the individuals involved in your care. While there are three main components to a medical malpractice case, a Medical Malpractice case consists of different elements that must be proven in any one malpractice case…..

November 9, 2016

What is a Subrogation Claim and How Will it Affect My Settlement?

Steve Harrelson is a car accident lawyer Little Rock, AR trusts. “Subrogation claims,” says Harrelson, “are part of settling your claim and deciding who will get paid what amount.” So what is a subrogation claim? Subrogation generally occurs when one insurance company pays for damages or injuries, and they, in turn, make their own claim for payment against the person who caused the damages, or who contributed to them…..

October 26, 2016

3 Common Problems When Buying a Home

Shopping for a new home is exciting, but it can quickly become frustrating when it doesn’t go your way. When the bank pre-approves you for less than you wanted to spend, when someone else makes a higher offer on your dream home and you lose out, or when the inspector finds something concerning during the closing process on your house, it can stress you out. Everyone wants the perfect home for the best price. ….

October 5, 2016

Three Common Office Injuries

The first common office injury can occur when an individual is required to lift an object or a person while at work. Here is a real life example:

Susan G. was a receptionist for ABC Accounting Firm, S.C. Susan’s job required her to lift large files that were in boxes throughout the office. The boxes…..

September 28, 2016

When Slip and Falls Can Hurt the Most

The worst kind of slip and fall cases are usually those that reactivate an existing injury. Inflammation and muscle tightness around an already traumatized area will likely make slip and fall accidents even more painful. You may also be legally compensated for your fall depending on the conditions of the location of your accident……

September 27, 2016

4 Things a Chiropractor Will Want You to Know After a Traumatic Back Injury

Dealing with a traumatic back injury is like dealing with a new type of life at times.  You have to rethink how you approach the day and what your normal routine is.  But at the same time you’re ready to get back in the swing of things.  Here are 4 things a Gaithersburg chiropractor will want You to know after a traumatic back injury:

  1. Healing takes time.  No matter how good of shape you’re in, it takes time for your body to heal from a traumatic injury.  Rushing back too soon can result in the area being re-aggravated.  The key is consistent progress and listening to your body, not pushing it too hard.  This isn’t about enduring the most pain.
  2. Decrease the pain and inflammation first without drugs.  Medication has its place but a drug that blocks the sensation only masks the problem, not solving the issue.  Address that the pain cycle can cause actual healing and will help gain strength to reduce the chances of injuries in the future.
  3. Exercise is not for early stages traumatic injury.  Although exercise does help later in the healing process, at the early stage it will hinder your progress.
  4. Stages of soft tissue healing: Acute, Repair and Remodeling Phase.
    Acute phase: Initial phase when injury occurs.  Usually within the first 24-48 hours after injury.
    Repair Phase:  Inflammation and swelling subside from injury area and therapy can start to address problem area and stabilize once pain is decreased.
    Remodeling Phase: Creating new postural and movement patterns with the guidance of therapy.  This is essential to not only return to everyday life but to gain new movement patterns to decrease the chance of an injury in the future.

These four things to consider will not only benefit you to pace yourself during your recovery, but are also an excellent resource to share with others that may feel they are not making enough progress quickly or need general knowledge about the steps to treating an injury.

It’s also important to remember that if you’ve suffered a traumatic back injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation that can help pay for treatment and recovery costs. If you think your injury may qualify, contact a personal injury lawyer today.

Thanks to our friend and co-contributor, Dr. Brian Paris of Advanced Spine & Wellness Center for is insight into traumatic back injuries.