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Car Passengers Attributed Injuries to Parking-Lot Collision -
Law.comCar Passengers Attributed Injuries to Parking-Lot CollisionLaw.comTreatment included spinal manipulation and massage. Smith underwent a cervical MRI and was diagnosed with herniations to cervical intervertebral discs C3-4 and C6-7. He was furt...
How ICBC can cut auto injury claims costs by more than $20 million - Canadian Underwriter
Canadian UnderwriterHow ICBC can cut auto injury claims costs by more than $20 millionCanadian UnderwriterThis would involve designing treatment plans for specific injuries and playing a ?larger role in the design and adherence to treatment plans.? W...
Freak accident ends Delaware German shepherd\'s run at Westminster - The News Journal
The News JournalFreak accident ends Delaware German shepherd's run at WestminsterThe News JournalThe German shepherd that lives in Farmingville, New York, with its co-owner Leslie Dancosse, was considered by many the nation's top in his class...

When I started practice years ago, I thought most auto-accidents injuries were just like any other neck or back pain. Over the years and after treating hundreds of patients who were injured in an auto-accident, I came to realize that there was something different about the pain many of my patients developed after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Many researchers have suggested that the thing that is different between a neck that is hurting from whiplash and most other types of neck pain is the potential for a cash settlement from a lawsuit. They imply that most chronic whiplash suffers exaggerate they their injuries hoping to get a nice settlement for pain and suffering. I even know some doctors who sarcastically suggest the best treatment for whiplash is a settlement check and that the patient's pain will magically go away once their check clears the bank. Undoubtedly there are some people who look to cash-in when they are involved in a motor vehicle accident. But I observed many more people who continued to seek my care long after their insurance claim had settled. Patients that were actually spending money out-of-their-own-pocket to treat symptoms related to an accident that occurred years even decades ago. When I would treat them, so many of these patients would tell me that they were "never quite right" after their accident. One thing that became clear to me was that whiplash injures are indeed different from other types of painful syndromes that I have been treating.

Recent research is emerging that supports the idea that whiplash is different from other types of neck and back pain. Also that the injuries sustained in a whiplash commonly persist even after the best medical treatments currently available are utilized. A study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, followed a group of whiplash victims for 30 years.    (Keep reading >>>)