Category: Auto Injury

5 Must Have Details of PI Medical Records

As a certified chiropractic insurance consultant, I have performed numerous utilization reviews for med-pay claims. The most common reason an adjuster requests a review is due to the poor quality of the medical records. In most cases, the denial of services is due to the lack of proper documentation: in short, the docs fail to… Read more »

New Study Finds 5 Year Prognosis of Whiplash is Poor.

A new study published in June 16, 2022 in the Journal of back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation looked at the long term prognosis of whiplash victims, at least 5 years after the injury they found: * 89.5% of patients still experienced whiplash injury-related neck pain. * 68.4% of patients had pain scores greater than 3 on… Read more »

Can Children Suffer Whiplash?

There is a common belief among many, especially insurance adjusters, that children cannot suffer a whiplash injury. Unfortunately, this is far from the case. One study of 3 English urban emergency departments over an 8-month period identified 105 children between the ages of 4-16 were involved in car crashes. Forty-nine or 47% experienced symptoms of… Read more »

Auto Injury More Than Just Neck Pain!

Auto accidents cause more than just neck pain! Having been in practice since 1984, I have seen my share of auto accident-related injuries. While the most common complaint was neck pain, most of my patients had more than just neck pain! However, what is sad, most research regarding auto injuries focus mostly on the neck!… Read more »

Auto Injury: How to make pain management work

After an auto collision many will seek the care of a pain management specialist. These doctors typically use oral medication or injections to help provide some relief. The goal of pain management is reducing inflammation or providing a numbing effect. However, this does not address the actual cause of the inflammation or the dysfunction of… Read more »

Neck Injury With Arm Pain, Negative MRI! What’s Up?

It is not uncommon to find a person suffering from whiplash injury who complains of some type of symptoms radiating from the shoulder, down to the arm and hand. The obvious first assumption is that there is a radiculopathy being caused by a “pinched” nerve in the neck. However, it is also not uncommon to… Read more »

Short Drivers and Airbags – What To Know

The number one safety tip for short drivers and airbags is: keep a safe distance from the steering wheel airbag. The NHTSA recommends the safe distance of 10 inches between the air bag cover on the steering wheel and the chest. Why Is There A Concern For Short Drivers And Airbags? The concern here is… Read more »

Jaw Pain After An Auto Accident

While neck pain is one of the most common complaints with an auto accident, many patients report pain in the jaw after an auto accident. Depending upon the research reviewed, it is estimated that 1 in three to one in 4 whiplash injured patients will develop pain in the jaw.  Located just in front of… Read more »

An Often Overlooked Neurological Injury With Whiplash

Many think a whiplash is just a “simple” strain sprain injury and there should be full recovery in about 8 weeks. Yet evidence shows that up to 40% of persons sustaining neck trauma because of a motor vehicle crash will go on to have chronic persistent problems. (1,2) One often overlooked neurological injury related to… Read more »

Whiplash Neck Injury Causes Vision Problems

It is estimated that 10-40% of people suffering whiplash will develop chronic symptoms.(1) For many, these symptoms include vision problems such as light sensitivity, blurred vision, and poor reading or concentration. While we might think these types of symptoms are common with a concussion, they are also common with neck injury. The control of our… Read more »