Pain From Injuries Caused By Car Accidents Motor Vehicle Accidents

Pain Caused By Car Accidents and Motor Vehicle Accidents, Photo from Cool Valley on Hi , this is Dave from Shoreline, WA and I'm kicking off my experiences with Pain and Injuries from Car Accidents and Motor Vehicle Accidents.

Last year, I had a motor vehicle accident that fits the profile for the type of injury I sustained to a "T".  Age: 50+, male, married, tibial plateau fracture, motorcycle incident.

The first mini-bike I rode was in the 1960's, then dirt bikes in the 70"s, and street bikes from then on , up to August 2010. This wasn't a midlife crisis motorcycle purchase as some of you may have been thinking.

What an adventure these last seven months have wrought. Rides in fire department aid cars, ambulance rides, multiple surgeries, and five months (and counting!) of physical therapy. It seems limitless in thrills and chills, although I don't recommend it to thrill seekers or anyone else,

There will be a series of blogs that will hopefully offer helpful tips on what to expect from surgeries and therapies such as mine, so that you can learn from my mistakes without the painful lessons I learned.

We will cover things like:

  • My Accident in Painful Detail
  • You've Crashed, Now What? (Things To Do After The Crash)
  • What is a Trauma Center and Why Should I Care?
  • Pain Management - Team Approach During and After the Hospital
  • Family Affair - You Will Need Help

New and/or Alternative Treatments for Pain and Other Issues

I look forward to sharing my continuing saga in the coming year and wish you the success I've had in dealing with one of the most painful injuries imaginable.

Shoreline, WA

Written By: Dave


New Guide to Knee Replacement Surgery

In recognition of the cool live webcast of the knee replacement surgery at Swedish hospital, we have put together some useful links to learn more about Knee Replacement Surgery. 

Click on the Guide to Knee Replacement to learn more!


Live Knee Replacement Surgery Online 

Knee pain and joint pain are two of the most common types of pain in the country, particularly in people over the age of 60.

There are more than 500,000 knee replacement surgeriesconducted each year according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  In fact, in my family alone, there have been 4 knee replacement surgeries in the last six months.  Every knee replacement surgery was conducted on a woman in our family between the ages of 60-70.

Tomorrow Tuesday March 15, 2011, from 7AM to 12PM PST, Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA will be conducting a knee replacement surgery on a 70 year old patient using robotic technology and BROADCASTING IT LIVE over the web.  In fact, people at home will be able to ask questions of the surgeons via the online chat and Twitter.  Amazing.

Click here to see the learn about knee pain, knee replacement surgery, and see the live knee replacement surgery at Swedish hospital



New Guide to the Diagnosis, Management and Treatment of Back Pain

The Ultimate Pain Management Guide has published a new guide on the diagnosis, treatment and management of Back Pain.    

Topics covered include:

Check out our guide and let us know what you think.  The guide will continue to evolve as we develop more content.

Picture from ttcopley on Flickr


Understanding Chronic Pain in Time Magazine

Very interesting and timely issue on March 7, 2011 in Time Magazine.  

There are series of interesting articles linked below:

Healing the Hurt (Health Special)
Finding new ways to treat pain

The End of Ouch? (Health Special)
Not quite, but for people who suffer from chronic pain, there are now more ways than ever to get relief

Living with Pain (Health Special)
What happens when you can't make it go away?

Beyond Drugs (Health Special)
How alternative treatments can ease pain

Highlights from our point of view:

  • 76 million Americans suffer with chronic pain each year
  • 10% of people who have surgery will suffer from generalized pain for there lifetime.
  • 20% of cancer patients will suffer from pain for more than 2 years after surgery or chemotherapy.
  • 80% of people suffering from pain never seek treatment
  • Alternative treatments like acupuncture, massage therapy, biofeedback, and natural therapies are gaining more and more acceptance as valuable complements to a more traditional allopathic pain management program.