“Trauma to the Vertebral Column in the Region of the Cord” – By William Bill Hurst  The injury to the spinal column resulting from a rear-end collision is generally known as an acceleration-deceleration injury.  The most common injury resulting from this type of collision is diagnosed as a “cervical strain”.  This is frequently called a “whiplash”…

By William Bill Hurst If you live in Fort Collins, Colorado, congratulations! Your city is the safest driving city in the nation according to Allstate.  This is based on its seventh-annual “Allstate Americans Best Drivers Report”.  http://www.autoblog.com/photos/allstate-2010-safe-driver-report/ In Indiana, Fort Wayne came in fifteenth.  However, this was a drop from the city’s number eleventh spot the…

By William Bill Hurst Brain injuries can be classified in mild, moderate and severe categories.  The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is the most commonly used system used for classifying traumatic brain injury severity.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow The GCS grades a person’s level of consciousness on a scale of 3 to 15 based on the verbal, motor and eye…