Donald Corenman MD discusses the effects of a direct high speed impact to the head. Cervical spine trauma can cause serious damage. On initial contact, the head absorbs the impact, but the torso continues to move towards the head. This movement causes stress on the neck causing fractures and injuries to the ligaments.
About the Author: Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.