Can Whiplash Cause TMJ Pain?

Per Dr. Barry Matthisen D.C. The temporomandibular joints are sometimes injured in whiplash patients we treat.  The mechanism of injury in rear-end collisions stems from the high G forces that occur to the head.  In previous posts on our blog, I wrote how rear-end...

Can Whiplash Cause Arthritis?

Per Dr. Barry Matthisen D.C. In previous posts on our blog, I wrote about the 1-5 grades of whiplash injuries.  Grade 1 is a minor muscle strain, Grade 5 is a severe injury (including fractures, disc herniations, and catastrophic ligament instability) requiring...

Can Whiplash Pain Come and Go?

Per Dr. Barry Matthisen D.C.This is an excellent question, and in order to understand the answer, one has to understand what types of injuries occur to the neck in whiplash.  In an earlier post on our blog, I wrote about the Croft Grading system.  This grades the...

Will I Recover From My Whiplash Injury?

Per Dr. Barry Matthisen D.C. Many times, I have testified as to the prevalence of whiplash injuries.  Jurors are often surprised to hear that about half of all whiplash injuries never fully recover.  These people are left with chronic pain and sometimes disability...

Whiplash Injury Without Damaging my Car?

Per Dr. Barry Matthisen D.C. Can I get Whiplash from a crash with little or no damage to the rear of my car? This is a question I often hear from patients and in trial, after all, it seems like common sense that if there is little damage to the rear bumper, how can...