Closed Automobile Insurance Third Party Liability Bodily Injury Claim Study in Ontario

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Closed Automobile Insurance Third Party Liability Bodily Injury Claim Study in Ontario"

Transcription

1 Page 1 Closed Automobile Insurance Third Party Liability Bodily Injury Claim Study in Ontario Injury Descriptions Developed from Newfoundland claim study injury definitions No injury Death Psychological impairment - This will include such diagnoses as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, insomnia. o Anxiety o Depression o Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Mental impairment Quadriplegia, Paraplegia, Hemiplegia, or other spinal injury - Quadriplegia includes complete and incomplete. Incomplete quadriplegia refers to partial motor and sensory loss. Complete quadriplegia refers to full motor and sensory loss. Paraplegia refers to paralysis of the legs and lower part of the body. Hemiplegia refers to paralysis of one side of the body. Head o Permanent brain injury - This condition occurs as the result of a head injury. It is the result of physical damage to the brain tissue. In this condition there is permanent impairment in the mental and emotional processes and their functioning. It imposes restrictions on the client s ability to carry out the activities of daily living. o Concussion - This refers to a head injury where there is post-traumatic loss of consciousness lasting less than 24 hours (usually much less). The individual is rarely unresponsive. This injury is of minor significance, although there may be minor deficits in memory, concentration, attention, and perception lasting up to three months. o Post-Concussion Syndrome - A constellation of symptoms that affects up to 50% of individuals following a mild head injury. These symptoms last beyond three months of the injury. Symptoms include persistent headaches, fatigue, balance disturbances, irritability, 1 P age

2 Page 2 impaired memory and concentration, etc. The cause of the condition is unknown and it may persist for months or years. It does not respond well to any kind of treatment. o Scalp Avulsion/Laceration Head/Brain Injury Face o Laceration with scar o Laceration with no scar o Jaw Fracture o Loss of Teeth o Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) - This may impede chewing, affect speech, cause lower facial deformity, and produce pain. o Tooth/Jaw Other Injury Neck (choose the most severe applicable category) - This may be referred to using the following terms: whiplash, whiplash associated disorder (WAD), a cervical strain, soft tissue injury (STI), etc. Neck strains/sprains will be further broken down into three categories dependent on the severity of the symptoms and signs. o Mild strain, sprain or soft tissue injury - This includes WAD(Whiplash Associated Disorder) I and II. Neck symptoms only (WAD I) - Symptoms may include complaints of pain in the neck (one or both sides), stiffness, and tenderness. There are no physical signs. Symptoms may be delayed hours or to the next day. Resolution is expected to start in days. Recovery to usual activities is usually in six weeks or less. Neck symptoms and musculoskeletal signs (WADII) - Symptoms usually include pain in the neck, one or both sides, and there may be pain in the arms. These start within minutes to a few hours. Signs include muscle spasm and /or decreased range of motion. X-rays may show spasm. Resolution may linger for months, but most resolve in ninety days. o Moderate strain, sprain or soft tissue injury - Neck complaints and neurological signs (WAD III) - These may include absent reflexes, weakness and sensory deficits. Symptoms usually start immediately. Radiating shoulder and arm symptoms soon follow. Neurological deficits are found on examination. These symptoms may linger for months and there may be recurrences or chronic symptoms. Medical aid treatment may be required for up to one year. 2 P age

3 Page 3 o Severe strain, sprain or soft tissue injury - Neck complaints and fracture or dislocation (WAD IV) - In this case there is a fracture without spinal cord injury. Symptoms can start instantly. Neck weakness can be found. Radiation of symptoms to shoulder and arms are variable. The eventual outcome is variable ranging from complete recovery to long-term complications. Back (choose the most severe applicable category) - This includes injuries to the thoracic spine (upper back) or to the lumbar spine (lower back). Common terms to describe these injuries include soft tissue injury (STI), mechanical back pain, musculoligamentous injury, etc. Again we further divide this group into three categories according to the severity of the injury. o Mild strain, sprain or soft tissue injury - Back symptoms with or without musculoskeletal signs - Symptoms include complaints of pain in the back (upper and/or lower) with or without stiffness or tenderness. There may be buttock and/or leg pain. Symptoms may start within minutes or be delayed for hours or even the next day. Physical exam may show decreased range of motion and spasm. Resolution may start within days with most returning to usual activities in 90 days. o Moderate strain, sprain or soft tissue injury - Back complaints and neurological signs. This may include absent reflexes, weakness and/or sensory disturbances. Symptoms usually start immediately. Pain often radiates below the knee into the calf and/or foot. Symptoms may linger for months and there may be recurrences or chronic symptoms. Treatment may be required for up to a year. This will include disc injuries. Terms used in diagnoses include sciatica, nerve root impingement, disc prolapse, etc. o Severe strain, sprain or soft tissue injury - Back complaints and fracture or dislocation - In this case there is a fracture without spinal cord injury. Symptoms can start instantly. There may or may not be disc injury or nerve root impingement. Radiation of symptoms to the legs is variable. Again the eventual outcome is variable ranging from full recovery to long-term complications. Chest and Ribs Internal - e.g. lung, heart, reproductive organs, loss of spleen, gastrointestinal injury associated with loss of bowel, kidney damage o Internal organ injury where surgery was required 3 P age

4 Page 4 Shoulder o Strain/Soft tissue - This includes rotator cuff strains and tears, acromio-clavicular strains, shoulder dislocations, frozen shoulder, bursitis, tendonitis, etc. Arm o Laceration o Loss of one arm o Loss of both arms o Laceration arm injury Elbow Wrist and Hand of wrist or hand o Loss of one hand o Loss of both hands o Laceration of wrist or hands o Loss of fingers o Strain of the wrist or finger wrist or hand injury 4 P age

5 Page 5 Pelvis and Hip Leg Knee o Loss of one o Loss of both legs o Laceration o Soft Tissue/Sprain/Strain - This may include injuries such as meniscal tears, collateral ligament tears/strains, cruciate ligament tears, patellofemoral syndrome Ankle and Foot of ankle of foot o Loss of one foot o Loss of both feet o Sprain of ankle or foot o Laceration of ankle or foot ankle or foot injury Burns Fibromyalgia - A chronic musculoskeletal disorder of uncertain cause characterized by chronic widespread pain and multiple tender points. 5 P age

6 Page 6 Chronic pain - A term given to longstanding complaints of trauma-induced discomfort and pain that have persisted beyond the expected healing times and have resisted more conservative and traditional health care intervention strategies. Pain has lasted at least six months. Subluxation Permanent loss of a sense (taste, smell, sight, touch or hearing) Other disfigurement - This may be caused by the injury itself or be the result of surgery Other Injury 6 P age

Range of Injury Scale Values

Range of Injury Scale Values Range of Injury Scale Values Civil Liability Regulations 2014 SCHEDULE 4 Range of Injury Scale Values (summary) Item Injury ISV Range Part 1-Central Nervous System and Head Injuries 1 Quadriplegia 75 100

More information

Closed Automobile Insurance Third Party Liability Claim Study in Ontario

Closed Automobile Insurance Third Party Liability Claim Study in Ontario Closed Automobile Insurance Third Party Liability Claim Study in Ontario Survey Completion Instructions 1. Please complete one record for each injured claimant resulting from the same accident. For example,

More information

Colossus Important Diagnoses. Instructions for How to List Diagnoses

Colossus Important Diagnoses. Instructions for How to List Diagnoses 1 Colossus Important Diagnoses Instructions for How to List Diagnoses 1. Only list diagnoses on HCFA-1500 or CMS-1500 billing forms 2. Use as many billing forms/pages as necessary (4 diagnoses per billing

More information

Closed Claim Study for Auto Insurance - Medical Consultant Report

Closed Claim Study for Auto Insurance - Medical Consultant Report Sue Rideout-Vivian, MD, CCFP, CIME 16 Forest Road Suite 303 St. John s, NL A1C 2B9 Phone No: (709) 739-6026 Fax No: (709) 579-2010 Pager No: 739-5400 E-mail: sue.rideout@nf.sympatico.ca Closed Claim Study

More information

Whiplash Associated Disorder

Whiplash Associated Disorder Whiplash Associated Disorder Bourassa & Associates Rehabilitation Centre What is Whiplash? Whiplash is a non-medical term used to describe neck pain following hyperflexion or hyperextension of the tissues

More information

1 REVISOR 5223.0070. (4) Pain associated with rigidity (loss of motion or postural abnormality) or

1 REVISOR 5223.0070. (4) Pain associated with rigidity (loss of motion or postural abnormality) or 1 REVISOR 5223.0070 5223.0070 MUSCULOSKELETAL SCHEDULE; BACK. Subpart 1. Lumbar spine. The spine rating is inclusive of leg symptoms except for gross motor weakness, bladder or bowel dysfunction, or sexual

More information

Extended Disability Income. Fixed cease age. Extended Disability Income. Whole Life UP TO 24 MONTHS. Pre-retirement.

Extended Disability Income. Fixed cease age. Extended Disability Income. Whole Life UP TO 24 MONTHS. Pre-retirement. For intermediaries Sanlam Risk Cover January 2015 Temporary Disability Income benefit (OIT3) Primary Income Protector benefits Waiting period Sickness Temporary Disability Income Including fixed payment

More information

Request for Designated Doctor Examination Type (or print in black ink) each item on this form

Request for Designated Doctor Examination Type (or print in black ink) each item on this form Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers Compensation 7551 Metro Center Drive, Suite 100 MS-603 Austin, TX 78744-1645 (512) 804-4380 phone (512) 804-4121 fax Complete, if known: DWC Claim # Carrier

More information

Musculoskeletal: Acute Lower Back Pain

Musculoskeletal: Acute Lower Back Pain Musculoskeletal: Acute Lower Back Pain Acute Lower Back Pain Back Pain only Sciatica / Radiculopathy Possible Cord or Cauda Equina Compression Possible Spinal Canal Stenosis Red Flags Initial conservative

More information

Neck Injuries and Disorders

Neck Injuries and Disorders Neck Injuries and Disorders Introduction Any part of your neck can be affected by neck problems. These affect the muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments or nerves in the neck. There are many common

More information

Chiropractic ICD-10 Common Codes List

Chiropractic ICD-10 Common Codes List Chiropractic ICD-10 Common Codes List This is a preliminary list of common ICD-10 codes for chiropractic diagnoses. This is a common code list to be used as a guide for coding and is not intended to represent

More information

A Patient s Guide to Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)

A Patient s Guide to Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) A Patient s Guide to Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) Introduction Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) is a phenomenon that more commonly affects older males. It is associated

More information

If you or a loved one have suffered because of a negligent error during spinal surgery, you will be going through a difficult time.

If you or a loved one have suffered because of a negligent error during spinal surgery, you will be going through a difficult time. If you or a loved one have suffered because of a negligent error during spinal surgery, you will be going through a difficult time. You may be worried about your future, both in respect of finances and

More information

Pain Management Top Diagnosis Codes (Crosswalk)

Pain Management Top Diagnosis Codes (Crosswalk) Pain Management Top s (Crosswalk) 274.00 Gout arthropathy, M1000 Idiopathic gout, unspecified site unspecified M10011 Idiopathic gout, right shoulder M10012 Idiopathic gout, left shoulder M10019 Idiopathic

More information

WHIPLASH! Therapeutic Massage by Lucy Lucy Dean, LMT, NMT, MMT. Helpful and effective treatment with Neuromuscular Therapy. What does Whiplash mean?

WHIPLASH! Therapeutic Massage by Lucy Lucy Dean, LMT, NMT, MMT. Helpful and effective treatment with Neuromuscular Therapy. What does Whiplash mean? WHIPLASH! Helpful and effective treatment with Neuromuscular Therapy Therapeutic Massage by Lucy Lucy Dean, LMT, NMT, MMT What does Whiplash mean? Whiplash is a non-medical term used to describe neck pain

More information

Contact your Doctor or Nurse for more information.

Contact your Doctor or Nurse for more information. A spinal cord injury is damage to your spinal cord that affects your movement, feeling, or the way your organs work. The injury can happen by cutting, stretching, or swelling of the spinal cord. Injury

More information

o Understand the anatomy of the covered areas. This includes bony, muscular and ligamentous anatomy.

o Understand the anatomy of the covered areas. This includes bony, muscular and ligamentous anatomy. COURSE TITLE Kin 505 Activities, Injuries Disease in the Larger Society On-Line offering Instructor Dr. John Miller John.Miller@unh.edu Course Description. Sports and exercise are a part of American society

More information

BACK PAIN: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

BACK PAIN: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BACK PAIN: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW Diane Metzer LOWER BACK PAIN Nearly everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, recreation and routine daily activities. Four out of five adults experience

More information

Sports. Concussion. Disorder by site:

Sports. Concussion. Disorder by site: Concussion Sports S06.0 Concussion Code also any associated: open wound of head (S01.-) skull fracture (S02.-) Excludes1: head injury NOS (S09.90) The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code

More information

Temple Physical Therapy

Temple Physical Therapy Temple Physical Therapy A General Overview of Common Neck Injuries For current information on Temple Physical Therapy related news and for a healthy and safe return to work, sport and recreation Like Us

More information

Guidelines for the table of injuries. For injuries on or after 2 November 2005

Guidelines for the table of injuries. For injuries on or after 2 November 2005 For injuries on or after 2 November 2005 Background Changes to the Table of injuries (TOI) were made in 2005 and are now adopted by the Medical Assessment Tribunal at Q-COMP. The major differences between

More information

Post-stroke pain. Defining pain 4.1. Duration of pain. Sources of pain. Section overview. Your role as health care provider. This section looks at:

Post-stroke pain. Defining pain 4.1. Duration of pain. Sources of pain. Section overview. Your role as health care provider. This section looks at: SECTION 4 Post-stroke pain Section overview This section looks at: Defining pain Facts about post-stroke pain Types of pain in stroke survivors Identifying pain in stroke survivors Pain assessment and

More information

Diagnostic Imaging Exams

Diagnostic Imaging Exams Guide for Chiropractors Diagnostic Imaging Exams CREATED FOR OUR CHIROPRACTIC PARTNERS This document has been prepared by the specialized, board-certified radiologists who interpret patient exams for Center

More information

Protect your students quality of life

Protect your students quality of life Gold Gold Plus Platinum Protect your students quality of life A quality education is an investment in a child s future, providing students with the skills, knowledge and experience to make the most of

More information

Low Back Injury in the Industrial Athlete: An Anatomic Approach

Low Back Injury in the Industrial Athlete: An Anatomic Approach Low Back Injury in the Industrial Athlete: An Anatomic Approach Earl J. Craig, M.D. Assistant Professor Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Epidemiology

More information

Chapter 6 Musculoskeletal System Diseases and Disorders

Chapter 6 Musculoskeletal System Diseases and Disorders Chapter 6 Musculoskeletal System Diseases and Disorders Anatomy and Physiology Bones and Joints Bones provide framework and support; classified by shape and composition Joints: where two or more bones

More information

Physiotherapy fees and utilization guidelines for auto insurance accident claimants

Physiotherapy fees and utilization guidelines for auto insurance accident claimants No. A-12/97 Property & Casualty ) Auto Physiotherapy fees and utilization guidelines for auto insurance accident claimants To the attention of all insurance companies licensed to transact automobile insurance

More information

CHIROPRACTIC WELLNESS AWARENESS ONE FREE MASSAGE SESSION

CHIROPRACTIC WELLNESS AWARENESS ONE FREE MASSAGE SESSION CHIROPRACTIC WELLNESS AWARENESS Do you want to have a healthy body? Do you like to maintain your high energy level? Do you want to be stress-less? Do you like to be pain free? Please call Conrad Nieh D.C.

More information

Whiplash and Whiplash- Associated Disorders

Whiplash and Whiplash- Associated Disorders Whiplash and Whiplash- Associated Disorders North American Spine Society Public Education Series What Is Whiplash? The term whiplash might be confusing because it describes both a mechanism of injury and

More information

Application for a Medical Impairment Rating (MIR)

Application for a Medical Impairment Rating (MIR) STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Workers Compensation Division Medical Impairment Rating Program 220 French Landing Drive Nashville, TN 37243-1002 Phone (615) 253-1613 Fax

More information

Accident Coverage Details

Accident Coverage Details Accident Coverage Details Choose Level 1 or Level 2 Benefits Accident Coverage provides 24-hour coverage or off-the-job coverage. Select the level of coverage that best meets your needs and budget. BENEFITS

More information

ICD-10 Cheat Sheet Frequently Used ICD-10 Codes for Musculoskeletal Conditions *

ICD-10 Cheat Sheet Frequently Used ICD-10 Codes for Musculoskeletal Conditions * ICD-10 Cheat Sheet Frequently Used ICD-10 Codes for Musculoskeletal Conditions * Finding the ICD-10 equivalent for an ICD-9 code can be a challenge. This resource of frequently used codes can help when

More information

NEW STUDENT-ATHLETE MEDICAL HISTORY FORM

NEW STUDENT-ATHLETE MEDICAL HISTORY FORM Student-Athlete Information NEW STUDENT-ATHLETE MEDICAL HISTORY FORM Name Date Birth SSN Sport Student ID Number Academic Class 1 Personal Physician s Name Phone # Person to Contact In The Event of Emergency

More information

(*) Awards for all burns include compensation for any residual scarring or pigmentation and take into account any skin grafting.

(*) Awards for all burns include compensation for any residual scarring or pigmentation and take into account any skin grafting. Table 1 Burns (*) Item Column (a) Level 1 4 2 5 3 6 4 6 5 7 6 8 7 9 8 11 9 12 10 12 11 13 12 14 13 15 Column (b) Injury Burns, with deep second degree, third degree, or full thickness burns affecting 70

More information

ICD10 Chiropractic Diagnosis Codes

ICD10 Chiropractic Diagnosis Codes ICD10 Chiropractic Diagnosis Codes Disclaimer: When the ICD-10 code requires a 7th character, the code shown assumes "initial." Disclaimer: This information is based on the General Equivalency Mapping

More information

Clinical guidance for MRI referral

Clinical guidance for MRI referral MRI for cervical radiculopathy Referral by a medical practitioner (excluding a specialist or consultant physician) for a scan of spine for a patient 16 years or older for suspected: cervical radiculopathy

More information

.org. Herniated Disk in the Lower Back. Anatomy. Description

.org. Herniated Disk in the Lower Back. Anatomy. Description Herniated Disk in the Lower Back Page ( 1 ) Sometimes called a slipped or ruptured disk, a herniated disk most often occurs in your lower back. It is one of the most common causes of low back pain, as

More information

Herniated Disk. This reference summary explains herniated disks. It discusses symptoms and causes of the condition, as well as treatment options.

Herniated Disk. This reference summary explains herniated disks. It discusses symptoms and causes of the condition, as well as treatment options. Herniated Disk Introduction Your backbone, or spine, has 24 moveable vertebrae made of bone. Between the bones are soft disks filled with a jelly-like substance. These disks cushion the vertebrae and keep

More information

Elbow Injuries and Disorders

Elbow Injuries and Disorders Elbow Injuries and Disorders Introduction Your elbow joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the elbow joint move. There are many injuries and disorders that

More information

Hand and Upper Extremity Injuries in Outdoor Activities. John A. Schneider, M.D.

Hand and Upper Extremity Injuries in Outdoor Activities. John A. Schneider, M.D. Hand and Upper Extremity Injuries in Outdoor Activities John A. Schneider, M.D. Biographical Sketch Dr. Schneider is an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in the treatment of hand and upper extremity

More information

SpineFAQs. Whiplash. What causes this condition?

SpineFAQs. Whiplash. What causes this condition? SpineFAQs Whiplash 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

More information

Schedule 1 Ranges of injury scale values

Schedule 1 Ranges of injury scale values Civil Liability Regulations 2013 (SA) Schedule 1 Ranges of injury scale values Part 1 Central nervous system and head injuries 1 Quadriplegia Examples of factors affecting ISV scale Presence and extent

More information

Nature of Accident Nature of Injury Body Part Code Table

Nature of Accident Nature of Injury Body Part Code Table Nature of Accident Burn or Scald; Heat or Cold Exposure Contact With Chemicals 01 Hot Objects or Substances (Contact with Hot Objects) 02 Temperature Extremes 03 Fire or Flame 04 Steam or Hot Fluids 05

More information

Appendix A Partial Pick List of Injury and Sequelae Codes (ICD-10-CA)

Appendix A Partial Pick List of Injury and Sequelae Codes (ICD-10-CA) What are ICD-10 and ICD-10-CA? The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems - Tenth Revision (ICD-10) is an international standard for reporting diseases, injuries,

More information

OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROTOCOL GUIDELINES

OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROTOCOL GUIDELINES OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROTOCOL GUIDELINES General Therapy Guidelines 1. Therapy evaluations must be provided by licensed physical and/or occupational therapists. Therapy evaluations

More information

Pathoanatomical Changes of the Brachial Plexus and of C5-C6 Following Whiplash-Type Injury: A Case Report

Pathoanatomical Changes of the Brachial Plexus and of C5-C6 Following Whiplash-Type Injury: A Case Report Pathoanatomical Changes of the Brachial Plexus and of C5-C6 Following Whiplash-Type Injury: A Case Report 1 Journal Of Whiplash & Related Disorders Vol. 1, No, 1, 2002 Gunilla Bring, Halldor Jonsson Jr.,

More information

Return to same game if sx s resolve within 15 minutes. Return to next game if sx s resolve within one week Return to Competition

Return to same game if sx s resolve within 15 minutes. Return to next game if sx s resolve within one week Return to Competition Assessment Skills of the Spine on the Field and in the Clinic Ron Burke, MD Cervical Spine Injuries Sprains and strains Stingers Transient quadriparesis Cervical Spine Injuries Result in critical loss

More information

ACT PRIVATE SECTOR WORKERS COMPENSATION SCHEME PERFORMANCE SUMMARY

ACT PRIVATE SECTOR WORKERS COMPENSATION SCHEME PERFORMANCE SUMMARY ACT PRIVATE SECTOR WORKERS COMPENSATION SCHEME PERFORMANCE SUMMARY KEY FACTS Approximately 117,750 workers 14,000 policies 4,500 claims annually PAYMENT PROFILE 90% of workers (4,000) recover return to

More information

A M E R I C A N A R B I T R A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N NO-FAULT/ACCIDENT CLAIMS AWARD OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROFESSIONAL

A M E R I C A N A R B I T R A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N NO-FAULT/ACCIDENT CLAIMS AWARD OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROFESSIONAL CASE NO. 18 Z 600 01641 03 2 A M E R I C A N A R B I T R A T I O N A S S O C I A T I O N NO-FAULT/ACCIDENT CLAIMS In the Matter of the Arbitration between (Claimant) AAA CASE NO.: 18 Z 600 01641 03 v.

More information

Evaluating muscle injuries and residuals of shell fragment and gunshot wounds

Evaluating muscle injuries and residuals of shell fragment and gunshot wounds Evaluating muscle injuries and residuals of shell fragment and gunshot wounds Training conducted by: Michael Fishman and Sandrine Fisher 1 Objectives To become familiar with the application of the rating

More information

Variations in Prescribed Amount and other Workers' Compensation Payments

Variations in Prescribed Amount and other Workers' Compensation Payments Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 Variations in Prescribed Amount and other Workers' Compensation Payments Effective 1 July 2014 For the financial year beginning 1 July 2014, the Prescribed

More information

.org. Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine. Cause. Description

.org. Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine. Cause. Description Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Page ( 1 ) Spinal fractures can vary widely in severity. While some fractures are very serious injuries that require emergency treatment, other fractures can

More information

Chiropractic ICD 9 Code List

Chiropractic ICD 9 Code List Use of valid ICD 9 codes, billed with appropriate and corresponding CPT codes, benefits providers by facilitating treatment authorization and claims payment. The use of valid and appropriate codes also

More information

A Presentation by the American Chronic Pain Association

A Presentation by the American Chronic Pain Association Fibromyalgia 101 A Presentation by the American Chronic Pain Association 1 What is fibromyalgia? Before we can understand fibromyalgia we need to understand chronic pain. Chronic pain is pain that lasts

More information

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POSTURE AND HEALTH

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POSTURE AND HEALTH THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POSTURE AND HEALTH Roger Sperry, Ph.D. (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1981) discovered that 90% of the brain's activity is used to balance your body within the gravitational

More information

THE LUMBAR SPINE (BACK)

THE LUMBAR SPINE (BACK) THE LUMBAR SPINE (BACK) At a glance Chronic back pain, especially in the area of the lumbar spine (lower back), is a widespread condition. It can be assumed that 75 % of all people have it sometimes or

More information

Musculoskeletal System

Musculoskeletal System CHAPTER 3 Impact of SCI on the Musculoskeletal System Voluntary movement of the body is dependent on a number of systems. These include: The brain initiates the movement and receives feedback to assess

More information

Options for Cervical Disc Degeneration A Guide to the Fusion Arm of the M6 -C Artificial Disc Study

Options for Cervical Disc Degeneration A Guide to the Fusion Arm of the M6 -C Artificial Disc Study Options for Cervical Disc Degeneration A Guide to the Fusion Arm of the M6 -C Artificial Disc Study Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults are diagnosed with Cervical Disc Degeneration, an upper spine

More information

June 2004 Version 1. Book of Quantum

June 2004 Version 1. Book of Quantum June 2004 Version 1 Book of Quantum Table of Contents FOREWORD 1 Background 1 Book of Quantum 1 Level of compensation 2 HOW TO USE THIS BOOK 3 How assessments are calculated 3 Identify a category of injury

More information

The Anatomy of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

The Anatomy of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) The Anatomy of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) What is the Spinal Cord? The spinal cord is that part of your central nervous system that transmits messages between your brain and your body. The spinal cord has

More information

Spinal Cord Injury Education. An Overview for Patients, Families, and Caregivers

Spinal Cord Injury Education. An Overview for Patients, Families, and Caregivers Spinal Cord Injury Education An Overview for Patients, Families, and Caregivers Spinal Cord Anatomy A major component of the Central Nervous System (CNS) It is 15 to 16 inches long, and weighs 1 to 2 ounces

More information

Orientation to Movement-Based Physical Therapy in the ED

Orientation to Movement-Based Physical Therapy in the ED Orientation to Movement-Based Physical Therapy in the ED Physical Therapists in the ED PT consult icon available Debbie Fleming-McDonnell, PT, DPT flemingd@wusm.wustl.edu Pam Wendl, PT, DPT wendlp@wusm.wustl.edu

More information

Disability Definitions 1

Disability Definitions 1 Kentucky's Office for the Americans with Disabilities Act Disability Definitions 1 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD): Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is a neurobiological

More information

Whiplash and Cervical Spine Disorders: Evaluation and Management

Whiplash and Cervical Spine Disorders: Evaluation and Management Whiplash and Cervical Spine Disorders: Evaluation and Management Dr. Corrie Graboski Definition by Quebec Task Force Pain Generators an acceleration-deceleration mechanism of energy transfer to the neck

More information

Cervical-Spine Injuries: Catastrophic Injury to Neck Sprain. Seth Cheatham, MD

Cervical-Spine Injuries: Catastrophic Injury to Neck Sprain. Seth Cheatham, MD Cervical-Spine Injuries: Catastrophic Injury to Neck Sprain Seth Cheatham, MD 236 Seth A. Cheatham, MD VCU Sports Medicine I have no financial disclosures Contact sports, specifically football, places

More information

Accidents Happen. AccidentAdvance SM accident insurance. Wouldn t you like extra protection for your family?

Accidents Happen. AccidentAdvance SM accident insurance. Wouldn t you like extra protection for your family? Accidents Happen. Wouldn t you like extra protection for your family? Underwritten by Transamerica Life Insurance Company, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. AccidentAdvance SM accident insurance Now there s help if

More information

July 2003. Pre-approved Framework Guideline for Whiplash Associated Disorder Grade I Injuries With or Without Complaint of Back Symptoms

July 2003. Pre-approved Framework Guideline for Whiplash Associated Disorder Grade I Injuries With or Without Complaint of Back Symptoms Financial Services Commission of Ontario Commission des services financiers de l Ontario July 2003 Pre-approved Framework Guideline for Whiplash Associated Disorder Grade I Injuries With or Without Complaint

More information

Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults are diagnosed with Cervical Disc Degeneration, The Cervical Spine. What is the Cervical Spine?

Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults are diagnosed with Cervical Disc Degeneration, The Cervical Spine. What is the Cervical Spine? Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults are diagnosed with Cervical Disc Degeneration, an upper spine condition that can cause pain and numbness in the neck, shoulders, arms, and even hands. This patient

More information

Back & Neck Pain Survival Guide

Back & Neck Pain Survival Guide Back & Neck Pain Survival Guide www.kleinpeterpt.com Zachary - 225-658-7751 Baton Rouge - 225-768-7676 Kleinpeter Physical Therapy - Spine Care Program Finally! A Proven Assessment & Treatment Program

More information

SERIOUS INJURY ASSESSMENT REPORT RAF 4

SERIOUS INJURY ASSESSMENT REPORT RAF 4 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) A claim for non-pecuniary loss ( general damages or pain and suffering ) will not be considered unless this report is duly completed and submitted. The Road Accident Fund Act

More information

WORKCOVER DIVISION Case No.C12401789 --- S GARNETT MELBOURNE REASONS FOR DECISION ---

WORKCOVER DIVISION Case No.C12401789 --- S GARNETT MELBOURNE REASONS FOR DECISION --- !Undefined Bookmark, I IN THE MAGISTRATES COURT OF VICTORIA AT MELBOURNE WORKCOVER DIVISION Case No.C12401789 ZIVKA SAPAZOVSKI Plaintiff v ONE FORCE GROUP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD Defendant --- MAGISTRATE: S

More information

Providing Professional Care in Rehabilitation Services

Providing Professional Care in Rehabilitation Services For more information about Inspira Rehab Care or for a patient evaluation, please contact any one of our facilities: Inspira Rehab Care Bridgeton Health Center 333 Irving Avenue Bridgeton, NJ 08302 (856)

More information

NOTICE OF INJURY/ILLNESS REPORT

NOTICE OF INJURY/ILLNESS REPORT Office of the President University of Massachusetts NOTICE OF INJURY/ILLNESS REPORT This form is intended for internal use for all Human Resources Division/Workers Compensation Unit user agencies and must

More information

THE MAJOR IMPACT OF THE NEW MINOR INJURIES CATEGORY

THE MAJOR IMPACT OF THE NEW MINOR INJURIES CATEGORY THE MAJOR IMPACT OF THE NEW MINOR INJURIES CATEGORY By Cary N. Schneider September, 2010 VOL. 4, ISSUE 4 Cary N. Schneider is a partner at Beard Winter LLP who specializes in accident benefit and tort

More information

An Easy Guide to TENS Pain Relief. Distibuted By: LgMedSupply.com PO Box 913 Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 www.lgmedsupply.com

An Easy Guide to TENS Pain Relief. Distibuted By: LgMedSupply.com PO Box 913 Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 www.lgmedsupply.com An Easy Guide to TENS Pain Relief Distibuted By: LgMedSupply.com PO Box 913 Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 www.lgmedsupply.com 1 LOW BACK PAIN MODE: C Mode PULSE WIDTH: 260 PULSE RATE: 50-80Hz comfortable intensity

More information

Avoid The Dreaded Back Injury by Proper Lifting Techniques

Avoid The Dreaded Back Injury by Proper Lifting Techniques Avoid The Dreaded Back Injury by Proper Lifting Techniques If you ve ever strained your back while lifting something, you ll know the importance of lifting safely. Agenda Introduction About the Back The

More information

.org. Shoulder Pain and Common Shoulder Problems. Anatomy. Cause

.org. Shoulder Pain and Common Shoulder Problems. Anatomy. Cause Shoulder Pain and Common Shoulder Problems Page ( 1 ) What most people call the shoulder is really several joints that combine with tendons and muscles to allow a wide range of motion in the arm from scratching

More information

Soft-tissue injuries of the neck in automobile accidents: Factors influencing prognosis

Soft-tissue injuries of the neck in automobile accidents: Factors influencing prognosis Soft-tissue injuries of the neck in automobile accidents: Factors influencing prognosis 1 Mason Hohl, MD FROM ABSTRACT: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American) December 1974;56(8):1675-1682 Five years

More information

The Neck: Whiplash & Central Ligament Sprains. Presented by Dr. Ben Benjamin

The Neck: Whiplash & Central Ligament Sprains. Presented by Dr. Ben Benjamin Debilitating Orthopedic Injury Sampler #1 The Neck: Whiplash & Central Ligament Sprains Presented by Dr. Ben Benjamin Instructor: Ben Benjamin, Ph.D. 2 1 Instructor: Ben Benjamin, Ph.D. drben@benbenjamin.com

More information

WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE APPEALS TRIBUNAL DECISION NO. 1602/11

WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE APPEALS TRIBUNAL DECISION NO. 1602/11 WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE APPEALS TRIBUNAL DECISION NO. 1602/11 BEFORE: M. M. Cohen: Vice-Chair HEARING: August 16, 2011 at Toronto Written DATE OF DECISION: August 23, 2011 NEUTRAL CITATION: 2011

More information

ICD-9-CM coding for patients with Spinal Cord Injury*

ICD-9-CM coding for patients with Spinal Cord Injury* ICD-9-CM coding for patients with Spinal Cord Injury* indicates intervening codes have been left out of this list. OTHER DISORDERS OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (340-349) 344 Other paralytic syndromes

More information

Neck Pain Overview Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Neck Pain Overview Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment Options Neck Pain Overview Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment Options Neck pain is one of the most common forms of pain for which people seek treatment. Most individuals experience neck pain at some point during

More information

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF LOW BACK PAIN. Arnold J. Weil, M.D., M.B.A. Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C. Atlanta, GA

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF LOW BACK PAIN. Arnold J. Weil, M.D., M.B.A. Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C. Atlanta, GA DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF LOW BACK PAIN Arnold J. Weil, M.D., M.B.A. Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C. Atlanta, GA MEDICAL ALGORITHM OF REALITY LOWER BACK PAIN Yes Patient will never get better until case

More information

Student Accident Insurance Platinum Protect TABLE OF EVENTS

Student Accident Insurance Platinum Protect TABLE OF EVENTS Student Accident Insurance Platinum Protect TABLE OF EVENTS Injury as defined, resulting in; Section 1 Permanent Disabilities (In each case the Injury suffered must be Permanent). Compensation Payable

More information

Referral Form & Instructions Questions? Call 1 888 284 5433 and press 7

Referral Form & Instructions Questions? Call 1 888 284 5433 and press 7 Therapist Name: Phone: Referral Form & Instructions Questions? Call 1 888 284 5433 and press 7 1 2 Indicate all products that might be appropriate for your patient. Please check all products that might

More information

How to Get and Keep a Healthy Back. Amy Eisenson, B.S. Exercise Physiologist

How to Get and Keep a Healthy Back. Amy Eisenson, B.S. Exercise Physiologist How to Get and Keep a Healthy Back Amy Eisenson, B.S. Exercise Physiologist Lesson Objectives Statistics of Back Pain Anatomy of the Spine Causes of Back Pain Four Work Factors Core Muscles Connection

More information

The benefit also includes $10,000 of AD&D coverage. See certificate for breakdown of benefits.

The benefit also includes $10,000 of AD&D coverage. See certificate for breakdown of benefits. ACCIDENT MEDICAL BENEFIT Underwritten and insured by: If you are injured in a covered accident and receive treatment from a physician, you are eligible for benefits during the benefit period of 52 weeks;

More information

A Patient s Guide to Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement

A Patient s Guide to Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement A Patient s Guide to Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults are diagnosed with Cervical Disc Degeneration, an upper spine condition that can cause pain and numbness

More information

COLONIAL LIFE & ACCIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY P.O. Box 1365, Columbia, South Carolina 29202 (800) 325 4368

COLONIAL LIFE & ACCIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY P.O. Box 1365, Columbia, South Carolina 29202 (800) 325 4368 COLONIAL LIFE & ACCIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY P.O. Box 1365, Columbia, South Carolina 29202 (800) 325 4368 ACCIDENT ONLY INSURANCE POLICY OUTLINE OF COVERAGE (Applicable to Policy Form ACCPOL-GA.) THE POLICY

More information

Health History Form: Beverly Hosford, Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist

Health History Form: Beverly Hosford, Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist Health History Form: Beverly Hosford, Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist Name: Phone: Address: E-mail: Birthdate: Age: EMERGENCY CONTACT Name: Phone: Are you seeing any medical practitioners such

More information

June 2007. Pre-approved Framework Guideline for Whiplash Associated Disorder Grade II Injuries With or Without Complaint of Back Symptoms

June 2007. Pre-approved Framework Guideline for Whiplash Associated Disorder Grade II Injuries With or Without Complaint of Back Symptoms Financial Services Commission of Ontario Commission des services financiers de l Ontario June 2007 Pre-approved Framework Guideline for Whiplash Associated Disorder Grade II Injuries With or Without Complaint

More information

Medical Report Prepared for The Court on

Medical Report Prepared for The Court on Medical Report Prepared for The Court on Mr Sample Report Claimant's Address Claimant's Date of Birth Instructing Party Instructing Party Address Instructing Party Ref Solicitors Ref Corex Ref 1 The Lane

More information

November 2011. Minor Injury Guideline. Superintendent s Guideline No. 02/11

November 2011. Minor Injury Guideline. Superintendent s Guideline No. 02/11 Financial Services Commission of Ontario Commission des services financiers de l Ontario November 2011 Minor Injury Guideline Financial Services Commission of Ontario Page 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction...

More information

Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis of the Neck)

Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis of the Neck) Copyright 2009 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis of the Neck) Neck pain is extremely common. It can be caused by many things, and is most often related to getting

More information

Body Mechanics for Mammography Technologists

Body Mechanics for Mammography Technologists Body Mechanics for Mammography Technologists Diane Rinella RT(R)(M)(BD)RDMS(BR)CDT Objectives Recognize causes and risk factors for Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) for mammography technologists Understand

More information

Radiology Reference Guide

Radiology Reference Guide Radiology Reference Guide Your skeleton gives your body structure and support. It is made of living bone cells, living tissues, blood vessels, mineral deposits and water. Your skeleton also protects delicate

More information