In May 2005 at approximately 4:30 p.m., JS was traveling eastbound on Interstate 90. As she stopped for traffic, she was unexpectedly struck from behind by CL. The impact pushed JS's vehicle into the car ahead of her. Following the impact, the drivers examined the damage, exchanged insurance information and continued onto their respective destinations. The police were not summoned to the scene.
Substantial damage was done to the rear JS’s vehicle, clearly evidencing the force involved in this collision. With over $6,000 in estimated damage repair expenses, her vehicle was declared a “total loss” by her the insurance company.
- Cervical strain/sprain and subluxations with in tenderness, pain, muscle spasms, and limited range of motion. Whiplash injury with resultant ligamentous instability and acceleration of spinal disc disease. MRI confirmed herniated cervical discs at C5-6 levels.
- Back strain/sprain and subluxations with tenderness, pain, muscle spasms, and limited range of motion (thoracic and lumbar regions) resulting in ligamentous instability and acceleration of spinal disc disease Pain radiating down from low back into buttocks and legs
- Hip strain/sprain with pain, tenderness, radiating pain down leg, diminished, and decreased range of motion
- Chest wall contusion with pain, tenderness and discomfort with breathing and movement (most likely from impact – seat belt restraint)
- Sleep disturbances/fatigue