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Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Neuropsychiatric Disorders There are several disorders associated with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). In representingpeople with Traumatic Brain Injury, I find some or more of the Disorders contribute to difficulty handling a case. For Instance, when communication is affected, it can make gathering specific facts hard. I occasionally see facts patterns change over time; like when a client begins… Continue Reading

Traumatic Brain Injury and Spine Injury Verdict in Security Case

Posted in Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 On January 23, 2009, a woman I will call “Sally,” was enduring the Las Vegas Recession with her husband “Bill.” It was very hard. Their home was foreclosed and they were forced to live in a Budget Suites on Rancho Boulevard in North Las Vegas. The area had high crime activity and Budget Suites was an open-style campus. They… Continue Reading

Chronic Low Back Pain and Cognitive Impairment

Posted in Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 A common legal defense in cases of traumatic injury is that pain complaints, like low back pain, are the source of brain injury symptoms and reported cognitive impairments.  For instance, depression.  And while it is true that chronic or lasting pain can have symptoms that mimic those found with cognitive impairments, those symptoms are often… Continue Reading

2011 American Association of Justice Convention in New York City

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Publications, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Educating lawyers to better represent their clients. I returned last week from a seven day convention. The 2011 American Association of Justice Convention in New York City.  The annual event consisted of solid educational seminars put on by the brightest and most successful lawyers across the country and in Canada. On Saturday, the Interstate Trucking Litigation… Continue Reading

Chiropractic Manipulation Effective for Back Injury and Pain

Posted in Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury
New research of several sources confirm that spinal manipulation such as is received with chiropractic care is at least on par with medicinal treatment.  Pain killers do not heal the injury but simple mask the pain until the body heals with often reduced range of motion and compromised function. If you’re suffering from chronic lower back… Continue Reading

Motorcycle Helmets Protect Against Neck Injury

Posted in Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury
 Helmets have had a substantial impact on traumatic brain injury prevention.  However, another concern stemming from using helmets was whether the helmet actually increased the incidence of spine injury.  The weight of the helmet is was thought suffered the neck to linear and rotational injury with trauma. A new study debunks the myth that helmets… Continue Reading

Reducing Golf Injury

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury
Over the years, golf has become an increasingly popular sport, attracting new players of almost all ages and socioeconomic groups. Golf is practiced by up to 10 to 20% of the overall adult population in many countries. Beyond the enjoyment of the sport itself, the health-related benefits of the exercise involved in walking up to… Continue Reading

What is Scoliosis

Posted in Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury
According to Medilexicon’s medical dictionary scoliosis is: Abnormal lateral and rotational curvature of the vertebral column. Depending on the etiology, there may be one curve, or primary and secondary compensatory curves; scoliosis may be "fixed" as a result of muscle and/or bone deformity or "mobile" as a result of unequal muscle contraction. Scoliosis is a… Continue Reading

Back, Neck and Spine Injury Diagnosis

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury
As a back and neck injury lawyer in Las Vegas, Nevada, I encounter untreated or undiagnosed spine injury often.  Even though back pain can affect people of any age, it is significantly more common among adults aged between 35 and 55 years. Experts say that back pain is associated with the way our bones, muscles and… Continue Reading

Whiplash

Posted in Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury
Whiplash, or WAD (whiplash-associated disorders) refers to a series of neck injuries caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck – hyperextension (over-extension) injury to the neck. In many cases whiplash is the result of being struck from behind, for example, by a fast moving vehicle in an automobile accident.   Most… Continue Reading

Study May Prevent Broken Bones

Posted in Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury
Researchers working with NASA have developed a non-synthetic substance made of bone cells that replicates actual bone.  They intend to study how growth occurs in living bone. We all have, or know someone who has, broken a bone.  Interestingly, there are numerous types of broken bones.  Not only is the probability of developing arthritis increased… Continue Reading

Lancet Article about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted in Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury
An article in this week’s Surgery Special Issue of The Lancet reports that surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome in patients (without an indication of severe nerve damage known as denervation) provides better outcomes than non-surgical treatment. However, the clinical relevance of this difference is modest. The article is the work of Professor Jeffrey Jarvik, of… Continue Reading

Research Detecting Spine Injury in Children in Car Accidents

Posted in Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury
 New research published this month in the journal Injury finds that while fatal cervical spine injuries to children in motor vehicle crashes are rare, they are more commonly seen in girls, in children who were restrained in passenger restraints, and in children who also suffered traumatic brain injury due to the crash (see also Pediatrics).… Continue Reading

New Procedure for Patients with Vertebral Compression Fractures

Posted in Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury
Vesselplasty, a new minimally invasive procedure, increases mobility and reduces pain and the need for pain killers in patients with vertebral compression fractures (VCFs), according to a study performed at the Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset, Valencia, Spain. Vesselplasty is a new alternative to vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty-two conventional VCF treatment methods. Vesselplasty solves the problem of… Continue Reading

Overview of Catastrophic Cases

Posted in Publications, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury
 Overview of Catastrophic Cases Timothy R. Titolo What Constitutes a Catastrophic Injury? For many, the term “catastrophic injury” needs no definition. Most know a catastrophe when they see one. Federal law defines “catastrophic injury” as an injury whose consequence permanently prevents an individual from performing any gainful work. 42 U.S.C.A. § 3796b.Moreover, Nevada law includes a serious illness… Continue Reading