Vehicle Collisions and Rainy Weather

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    Ah, that time of year in Seattle when the sun gets shy and hides behind gray clouds that drop small beads of rain is back. While there are many Seattleites that chase the sun, there are also many who love this time of year when mist and drizzle dominate the skies. However, that wet, rainy weather sees a sharp increase […]

    Arm Pain After a Car Accident

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    [vc_single_image image=”4867″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”]After a car accident, arm pain can be just as debilitating as back pain, especially if you are experiencing pain in your dominant arm or hand. Arm and hand pain can take many forms. The pain can be a burning or stinging sensation, or it could be a tingling feeling, as though your arm is filled with […]

    Acute PTSD after Motor Vehicle Accident

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    Acute post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), also known as acute stress disorder (ASD), is characterized by anxiety, irritability, and intrusive thoughts of the trauma for up to a month after the trauma. Acute PTSD is well-known to occur after motor vehicle accidents with studies saying it occurs anywhere from 13% to 21% of cases. Acute PTSD and Stress Hormones Cortisol (core-tih-soul) […]

    Lower Back Pain after Motor Vehicle Accident

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    Lower back pain, similar to neck and upper back pain, is caused by your lumbar spine. The lower back takes a lot of abuse these days: sitting incorrectly for long periods, improperly lifting heavy objects, and even simply growing older. It’s no wonder that when people get into motor vehicle accidents, any present lower back pain is worsened. In this […]

    DBD Pain Series: Motor Vehicle Collision Upper Back Pain

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    As opposed to lower back and neck pain, upper back pain is often the least most studied pain. Your upper back may be quite a bit more resilient, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be affected in an accident. Vehicle safety has come a long way in helping mitigate upper back injuries. Let’s take a look at the anatomy of […]