WHIPLASH CENTER

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Our Primary Purpose Is Giving You The Care That You Need, and Submitting The Required Medical Documents so Your Rights are Protected and your health restored

► There are also people who aren’t getting the care they need.

If you are injured call us, we can help, We want you to get good results as soon as possible. And if you don’t then together we will find out why.


I have many years of treating whiplash victims just like you.

► Q: Should I See An Attorney Before I See Dr. Taylor?

A. It is important to get checked out by the doctor first. That way the findings that I find from your exam will allow you the information you need in order to decide if an attorney is necessary. If you have an attorney, it is wise to listen to his/her recommendations and also let him/her read this report. The more objective information that your attorney has the better you can be represented. If you don’t have an attorney and it becomes necessary to obtain legal counseling, I work closely with an attorney who spent many years working for an auto insurance company and realized he was on the wrong side. Now he works for the people.

 

► Q, What if I had an MRI and it turned out normal?

A. First of all "Normal for what"? Most MRI exams turn out normal, most MRI
studies are for the detection of disc and spinal cord lesions and internal injuries.

The patient is put into a tube for over 30 minutes or more in a position that
doesn’t stress the tissue that is possibly causing your pain so therefore it appears normal with that type of test. MRI 's are not the test of choice for acceleration injuries such as over stretched ligaments.
The MRI may have detected a bulged disc, But one study of over 300 MRI”S taken, 50% showed a bulged disc at some level but only symptomatic 25% of the time.

 

 

► Q. What If My Car Only Sustained Minor Damage?

A. Documented studies done by Dr. Charles Carol, MD, Dr. Paul McAtee, MD
and Dr.Lee Riley MD revealed that:

 

"The amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to the force applied to the cervical spine (neck) of the occupants."

 

According to Dr. Arthor C.Croft of the Spine Research Institute of San Diego California, "Based on all of the research compiled it should be clear that one cannot reliably calculate (g) forces sustained by an occupant of a vehicle, nor can one predict the likelihood of, or severity of, human injuries from the extent of vehicle damage."

 

In other words, the injury to a passenger is not directly related to the damage to the vehicle. But if you aren't experiencing any of the before mentioned symptoms then you may be O.K. and very lucky!

 

But it is probably wise to wait at minimum of three symptom-free months after the incident before you settle your case. If by that time you are feeling fine then proceed from there.

► Q. If I Need Treatment For This Injury, Do I have To Pay For It Myself?

A. Not usually, Only if there was no insurance coverage for the accident. And only in very rare circumstances does the injured patient pay for their care as they go. Some people don’t understand their right to have treatment after a car accident, so that is why Alaska law mandates all licensed vehicles to have a $50,000 per person medical liability policy. We can assist you in obtaining this information.

► Q. The Insurance Company Has Been Calling Me And Wants To Settle. What Should I Do?

A. Do not sign or settle until you have had your injuries evaluated and documented. In the state of Alaska you have 2 years to settle your personal injury case. If you settle before your injury is fully resolved, you will be completely on your own and you may have to pay out of pocket for your care.

 

► Q. I've Been To The Hospital And My Medical Doctor, Do I Really Need To See anyone else?

A. Again you should see a doctor who clearly understands musculoskeletal injuries (ligament / muscle injuries) and focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of these soft tissue injuries by motor vehicle collisions. Usually hospitals will check vital signs and possibly take x-rays or do an MRI to look for crush injuries. If there are no fractures then they will say that the x-rays are negative. If there is no spinal disc damage or other internal injuries then they will call the MRI negative also and release the victim with a prescription for pain relief and or anti- inflammatory pills and usually a neck brace, which are not always indicated. By doing so they did not rule out underlying musculoskeletal, muscle ligament (soft tissue)problem that could be the source of the symptoms that you are experiencing at the time or start to experience in the days to weeks to months following the collision.


If the medical doctor or has given you pills, you must understand that pills do not correct structural or soft tissue damage. Remember the damaged ligaments in the knee? They can be repaired. Most of the ligaments in the spine when damaged are not repairable so you will need therapy but you first must have the evidence of damage documented.

► Q. What type of treatment is best for Whiplash.?

A. Spinal manipulation and therapeutic massage.

► Q. Does treatment hurt?

A. Usually not. Only if there is pain already present from the injury. Therapeutic massage is just that, therapeutic and is extremely beneficial as with light force chiropractic adjustments.

► Q. Is your care safe?

A. Yes, extremely. Particularly when compared to the side effects from medications.

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