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 »
Tag: auto accidents
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 Accident: 4 Delayed Symptoms NOT To Ignore!
In most instances, people quickly realize they are injured after an auto accident. Cuts, broken bones and other types of injury usually present with quick clear symptoms as well as pain. Some, however, don’t experience immediate signs of an injury; especially if it to muscles, joints, ligaments or nerves. In many of these instances there… Read more »
Permanent Neck Weakness From Whiplash Injury
Research demonstrates that you can have permanent neck weakness from a whiplash auto injury. The strength and stability of our neck is due to small bands of tissues called ligaments, which hold the bones of our neck tightly together. These ligaments contain many small nerve fibers that continually send signals to our brain, relaying the… Read more »
Permanent Injury From Whiplash – X-ray Proof
Proof Of Permanent Injury Common Permanent injury is common for many people who suffer a whiplash type injury! Typically, they are told it is only soft tissue and they cannot have a permanent injury. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth! It is common for the insurance adjusters to belittle soft tissue injuries as having… Read more »
Delayed Pain From An Auto Accident
With the rain recently in St Louis, many have experienced auto accidents. Thankfully, most only suffer damage to their vehicles. While many individuals do not initially report injuries, there are those who gradually develop symptoms in the following days. Once the adrenaline from the original shock wears off they begin to notice the areas that… Read more »
AUTO ACCIDENT: 3 INSURANCE COMPANY MYTHS
For those who have been injured in an auto accident, many come to find out quickly that the insurance company is not their friend. Throughout the claim process there are multiple myths that the claims adjuster will throw out there to diminish your injury. Probably the three most common include: Minimal car damage Lack of… Read more »
When That Auto Accident Rings Your Bell!
Why are my ears ringing after my auto accident? Many people who sustain whiplash type injuries from an auto accident experience the common symptoms such as: neck pain, stiffness and headaches. These are due to the damages inflicted upon the structures of the neck including the ligaments, muscles and small neck joints called facets. There… Read more »