In a Wisconsin herniated disc settlement in workers compensation cases, diagnosis begins with a complete history and physical exam. This is where its important for the injured worker to tell the doctor the symptoms and how they relate to an injury at work or job duties over time. The history must be consistent with each health care provider to be convincing.
MVA Whiplash is defined as a sudden extension of the cervical spine (backward movement of the neck) and flexion (forward movement of the neck). This type of trauma is also referred to as a cervical acceleration-deceleration (CAD) injury. Rear-end or side-impact motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of whiplash with injury to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, and discs of the cervical spine.
MVA whiplash diagnosis usually comes within days or weeks following an automobile collision causing neck pain. Auto collisions cause MVA whiplash or cervical acceleration-deceleration (CAD) injury. This injury can involve crushing damage to the vertebrae, such as fracture or chips, however it usually refers to injuries to the intervertebral discs and the soft tissues of the neck. The soft tissues are the muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the head up. Whiplash or cervical acceleration-deceleration injury causes damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering.