An independent medical exam, or IME, is a medical examination paid for and arranged by the insurance company. It’s performed by a doctor of the insurance company’s choosing who hasn’t been previously involved in your case. The purpose of an IME is to determine the extent of your injuries and whether your condition has improved […]
What Happens to Your Back in a Car Accident?
A vehicle accident can result in many types of back injuries. A whiplash injury can cause strains, sprains, fractures and other serious spinal disorders. However, previous problems such as spinal stenosis may be aggravated by a car accident. Further, because identical symptoms may occur for any of the following injuries, diagnosing the source of pain […]
What Conditions Might Require Back Surgery?
Physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and corticosteroid injections are all options for treating back pain. Back surgery, however, can be an effective and necessary treatment option for people with serious musculoskeletal conditions, nerve compression, and extreme discomfort. Once you’ve tried everything else, a qualified spine surgeon will be able to determine if surgery is right for […]
Signs You Need Back Surgery
If you’ve ever had back pain, you probably already know that it can be very painful and debilitating. Unfortunately, some people don’t realize they need back surgery until it’s too late. Back pain is a common concern patients bring to doctors according to Georgetown University Health Policy Institute data. Over 65 million Americans experience back […]
Are You At Risk For A Herniated Disc?
The discs in your spine become more vulnerable to tearing with even a slight twist as we age. As a result of age-related wear and tear, disk tears develop due to disc degeneration. Many patients cannot determine the reason for disc herniation. Lifting things with back muscles instead of leg muscles, or twisting when lifting, […]