Car Accident Treatment in Orange County

Orange County, CA
Car Accident Injury Treatment Info

Car Accident Injuries (whiplash) must be treated. But not all treatments work. Hard medical evidence suggests that certain types of treatment are far superior at treating this problem.

Untreated and poorly treated cases of whiplash result in life long problems and suffering.

It is estimated that 1% of the entire US population suffers from chronic headaches as the result of auto accident injuries otherwise known as whiplash. That means millions of headache sufferers are directly caused by auto accidents.

Improperly treated auto accident injury victims are more prone to long-term health problems such as premature osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease. One study indicated a 600% chance of early osteoarthritis following car accident injuries if just one key finding was present on x-ray.

Unfortunately, HMO doctors, your family medical physician and even your general chiropractor are likely unaware of all the complexities involved in this type of injury. The result is improper treatment that does not address the important structural and functional damage that has occurred as a result of the car accident induced injury.

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Car Accident Treatment in Orange County

Dr Barry L Marks, DC
Orange County, CA
Car Accident Injury Treatment Specialist

Car accident injuries are a common and serious problem. Auto accident injuries require prompt medical evaluation and treatment.

But not all treatments are the same. Evidence from around the globe suggests one form of care is vastly superior for the care of car accident injuries or whiplash. Other studies suggest an ominous outcome for those not receiving proper or adequate care.

Conditions such as osteoarthritis and disc disease are chief among permanent residuals if auto accident injuries are not adequately cared for.

But how do you know if the treatment you are receiving is proper? How do you know if your doctor has the requisite training and qualifications to provide not only appropriate treatment, but also car accident treatment that minimizes chronic and disabling problems like headaches, arthritis and disc disease?

To learn the answers to these questions and more go to:

http://www.drmarks.com/car-accident-treatment.html

At the site you will also be able to download a Free Car Accident Treatment E-book and order a Free Auto Accident Guide in the mail. There’s even an online seminar, “The Truth About Whiplash”

The information is provided by noted Orange County Car Accident Treatment specialist, Dr. Barry L Marks, DC the medical director of Orange Spine & Disc Rehabilitation Center in Orange, CA.

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Car Accident Injury: Delayed Onset

Orange County Car Accident Solution
Dr Barry L Marks Chiropractic Auto Accident Injury Specialist
Orange County, CA

Symptoms from an auto accident may be delayed.
Medical experts and researchers from around the globe have found evidence that many cases of “whiplash” type injuries from car accidents can remain hidden for weeks, months and sometimes even years before tell-tale symptoms emerge.1,2,3,4,5,6

The symptoms of auto accident related injuries can include:

  • headaches
  • neck pain
  • neck stiffness
  • numbness in hands
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • irritability
  • visual disturbances (double vision, blurred vision, loss of sharpness, floaters)

A delay in symptoms is common
Auto accident injuries are much more prevalent and more serious than many people realize. And contrary to what many insurance adjusters would have you believe, it is quite common for injuries to slowly evolve over a period of days to even months. This is particularly true of lower speed car accident collisions with milder forms of neck sprains.

In these low impact cases, the soft tissue damage is subtle and can be totally silent immediately after the accident. Over a period of time, inflammation sets in and causes swelling of tissues and the release of chemicals that cause irritation to the nervous system and eventually muscle spasm. It is not until these factors reach a certain critical mass that the actual injury is felt as stiffness, soreness, numbness, irritability, headache, etc.

That is why many car accident victims will initially report to the police or paramedics that they are uninjured, yet days, weeks or longer afterwards, the true injury emerges. If you have suffered an auto accident and your symptoms were delayed, it is because your injury was slowly evolving, but does not mean it isn’t serious. Even milder neck injuries have been shown to result in premature arthritis and neurologic problems if left untreated.

Immediate symptoms may mean a worse condition
If you’ve suffered an accident and feel these symptoms immediately or the day following an accident, it is a sign of more than just a mild injury and you should be evaluated by an auto accident injury specialist immediately. Symptoms that come on more quickly and/or are more severe generally point to a more severe ligament, disc or nerve injury and treatment will have the best outcome if not delayed.

Whichever scenario is yours, slowly evolving or immediate symptoms, you need to be evaluated by a specialist right away to accurately diagnose your injuries, begin a specific treatment program designed to fix your problem, prevent future damage and to document your injuries for possible legal action if necessary.

Dr. Barry L. Marks, DC Auto Accident Specialist
Dr. Marks is a Doctor of Chiropractic, and a former Associate Clinical Professor at a leading Chiropractic College. He has specialized in auto accident injury and spinal trauma for over 22 years. His specialized office, Orange Spine & Disc Rehabilitation Center in Orange, CA is dedicated to locating, documenting and relieving pain and disability associated with traumatic spinal injuries. His expert opinion is often sought by insurance companies, other doctors and attorneys on difficult car accident cases.

Free Auto Accident Severity Consultation with noted Expert, Dr. Barry L. Marks, DC
Dr. Marks sets aside a limited number of free evaluations each month. Space is limited so call (714) 938-0575 now for a Free Auto Accident Severity Evaluation with Dr. Marks or go online to complete an Auto Accident Severity Questionnaire to have Dr. Marks personally review your accident and offer advice with no obligation. Complete the form here:

References:

  1. Croft AC: Whiplash. In Steigerwald DP, Croft AC (eds): Whiplash and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction: a Interdisciplinary Approach to Case Management. Encinitas, Keiser Publishing, 1992 (in press).
  2. Goldberg AC, Rothfus WE, Deeb ZL, Frankel DG, Wilberger JE Jr, Daffner RH: Hyperextension injuries of the cervical spine. Skeletal Radiol 18: 283-288, 1989.
  3. Deans GT, Magalliard JN, Kerr M, Rutherford WH: Neck sprain — a major cause of disability following care accidents. Injury 18: 10-12, 1987.
  4. Green JD, Harle TS, Harris JH Jr: Anterior subluxation of the cervical spine: hyperflexion sprain. AJNR 2: 243-250, 1981.
  5. Hildingson C, Toolanen G: Outcome after soft-tissue injury of the cervical spine. Acta Orthop Scand 61(4): 357-359, 1990.
  6. Schneider K, Zernicke RF, Clark G: Modeling of jaw-head-neck dynamics during whiplash. J Dent Res 68(9): 1360-1365, 1989.
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Free Orange County Car Accident Law & Medical Help

Orange County, CA
Free Car Accident Law & Car Accident Medical Info

 

If you’ve been invovled in an accident and have questions on what to do, fill out this simple questionnaire and we will provide you with a Free, No-obligation personalized car accident report with specific recommendations on what you need to do in your particular case.

Go here now to complete the form: Free Car Accident Severity and Needs Analysis

We provide:

  • Legal assistance with specialized car accident lawyers
  • Medical care including chiropractic, physical therapy, orthopedics, neurologists, personal trainers and more who are experts in auto accident cases
  • Car Accident Insurance advice to help with paperwork, what to sign, what not to sign, etc.
  • Auto Accident settlement advice…what’s your case worth? When should you settle? When should a case go to trial?
  • Car accident repair tips and advice… what shops to use, how to get your insurance to pay for repairs and not charge you a deductible… 
  • We can arrange for any service that is needed to solve your car accident problem with the least amount of stress and hassle on your part.

Our service is a Concierge service; meaning you tell us your situation and we take care of everything so you don’t have to. Our professional car accident experts are knowledegable and effective. And unlike many services, we use only professionals speciailizing in auto accident cases who will answer phone calls, return emails and even come to you if needed.

To begin the process simply follow the link and complete the questionnaire. Within 24-48 hours you will receive a Free personalized report with our expert recommendations based on your specific needs.

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Car Accident in Orange County CA?

Call (714) 938-0575 for Immediate Assistance

Orange County CA Car Accident Solution
Your Auto Accident Concierge Service

If you’ve been in an auto accident recently, please read this information very carefully before you do anything else…

An auto accident, even a “minor” one, can have serious and long-lasting repercussions if not handled correctly.

Common Legal Mistakes:

  • Not obtaining information from the other party
  • Falling prey to “don’t report it to my insurance, I’ll pay you cash…”
  • Believing the other person’s insurance wants to help you
  • Thinking you don’t need a car accident lawyer

Common Medical Mistakes:

  • Assuming you are not injured because your pain is mild
  • Assuming you aren’t hurt because your car wasn’t
  • Believing the ER doctor when he or she says “it’s just a strain, you’ll be better in a couple of days…”
  • Treating with non auto accident specialists like your general chiropractor, family medical doctor, HMO doctor, etc. Accident injuries are not the same as gardening strains.

Free Car Accident Severity and Needs Analysis
If you’ve been in a car accident and you are not sure about your car accident claim or if you are concerned you are not getting proper whiplash treatment, then follow this link for a Free Car Accident Severity and Needs Analysis.

This is a Free service we provide to accident victims of Orange County and surrounding areas. After you have completed the form you will receive a personalized report detailing possible solutions to your auto accident problem. This is a Free, No-obligation service and you will not be contacted unless you request it. Your car accident does not need to be a hassle. Let us review your case and see what can be done to eliminate your pain and aggravation and prevent future legal and medical problems.

What We Can Offer You:

Legal Advice with No Up-Front Costs:

  • Legal help with qualified auto accident lawyers in your area of Orange County
  • Help getting you car fixed with reputable auto body shops
  • Assistance getting a rental car
  • Stopping the annoying calls from insurance companies

Medical Treatment with No Out-Of-Pockets Costs to You:

  • Finding a competent and caring auto accident specialist for your whiplash treatment
  • Finding medical specialists for your particular needs: orthopedists, neurologists, chiropractors, physical therapists, etc.
  • Obtaining MRI and other diagnostic testing for your car accident injuries
  • Arranging second opinions
  • Obtaining medical reports that prove your injury and sway juries

Types of Cases We Specialize In:

  • Car accidents ( rear impact, front impact, side impact, roll over, fatality, low impact, slow speed)
  • Truck accidents (car vs truck, truck vs truck)
  • Bus and Taxi accidents (private and municipal lines)
  • 9, 12 & 15 Passenger van accidents (private and commercial tours)
  • Motorcycle accidents (car vs motorcycle)
  • Motor home and RV Accidents
  • Uninsured accidents (other driver uninsured, victim uninsured)
  • Pedestrian accidents (car vs pedestrian, motorcycle vs pedestrian, taxi vs pedestrian)

We are selective about which cases we take, but if we do accept your case, we will do everything necessary to get you the professional legal and/or medical help you need. We will take care of everything. That’s why we call it “concierge” service. We take care of all the details for you professionally and efficiently so you don’t have to worry or waste your valuable time.

Our car accident attorneys and auto accident medical specialists are accessible by telephone and/or email when you need them. For many services we will even come to you. No other Orange County Car Accident specialists “out satisfy” our clients with personal attention, accessibility and results.

For your Free Auto Accident Needs Analysis and Personalized Action Report go here.

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The Truth About Low Speed Auto Accidents

Dr Barry L Marks
Chiropractor, Car Accident Specialist in Orange County, CA

Low Speed Auto Accidents

Thousands of car accidents occur everyday. And every day thousands are injured. Researchers note that the majority of auto accident injury claims occur at relatively low speeds of about 12 mph or less.
Car Accident Disputes
This causes tremendous disputes between injured parties and the insurance companies that are responsible for compensating them for their car accident claim. To insurers, there really is no speed at which they want to admit an injury could occur. For economic reasons they try to dismiss whiplash or car accident injuries entirely, as if they don’t exist.

Thanks to recent irrefutable research studies proving the existence and exact mechanism of whiplash car injuries, insurers are hard pressed to try the “whiplash is a hoax” defense nearly as much as in the past.

A more recent tactic is to claim the speed of the collision is too low to cause injury. Enter the “low speed collision” or “slow speed collision” defense. The defense often relies on their insured’s reports of how fast they were going when they ran into the back of the other party-obviously biased data.

Other times photographs of the vehicle damage is used to show a low speed car accident. Often, the photographs are shown to an Accident Reconstructionist who by merely looking at photographic damage of a car crash then renders an opinion on how fast the vehicles were traveling. They will even go so far to make statements such as “the evidence suggests there was insufficient force to cause human bodily injury…” This would be laughable if it didn’t cause so many problems for injured car accident victims. By the way, in most states Auto Crash Reconstructionists are only allowed to testify or ender an expert opinion as to vehicle damage. They are not trained to determine bodily injury.

The Truth
Here are but a few facts concerning motor vehicle injuries and their relationship to speed with supporting scientific evidence.

Three different studies (Panjabi, Panjabi and Cholewicki and Kaneoka) proved the mechanism by which the neck is injured by a rear impact force simulating a car accident. [1], [2], [3] The studies involved simulating a rear impact collision on live human test subjects and recording the results with cineradiography (high speed motion x-rays). The researchers found that the neck was injured by deforming into an “S- shaped” configuration within fractions of a second of the impact before the occupant is aware of the impact and before reflexes can protect them. All three of these studies found that this physical event occurred at speeds as low as 2.5 mph. In other words, when they simulated car crashes sufficient to cause the head to move in relationship to the body at a rate of 2.5 mph, injuries were recorded.

The radiographically proven human threshold for injury in a rear impact auto accident therefore is 2.5 mph. Other authors have disputed these figures and some insurance company sponsored studies have found the threshold to be closer to 5 mph.

For the sake of argument, let’s stipulate that the 5 mph threshold is correct. It still means that a collision of only 5 mph can cause damage to the neck.

Freeman et. al. in Spine, Vol. 23, Number 9, 1998, p. 1046 shows the damage thresholds for many cars. This is the minimum speed required to cause the car to show visible signs of damage. The smallest, lightest vehicle listed was the 1980 Toyota Tercel, which required a collision of 8.1 mph to become damaged. On the other end of the spectrum was the 1989 Chevrolet Citation, which required 12.7 mph. A Ford F-250 pick up required 11.7 mph.

Cars built today are equipped with rear bumpers designed not to show any damage below 5 mph. In an attempt to reduce repair costs shouldered by insurance companies, crash standards were adopted to mandate rear bumpers must withstand a 5 mph collision into a fixed barrier (wall, pole, etc) without any visible evidence of damage. It should be noted that this standard involves testing of “vehicle to barrier” crashes not “vehicle to vehicle” testing.

Hitting a pole as in “vehicle to barrier” testing yields more damage at lower speeds. The barrier does not move or absorb any energy.

In “vehicle to vehicle” crashes where the bumpers line up well, it takes considerably more force to cause visible bumper damage than a 5 mph collision. Some tests have shown that cars could be crashed repeatedly at 20 mph and not show outer damage. In a “vehicle to vehicle” crash it is estimated that the minimum speed to cause visible damage is approximately 15 mph.

What happens to the occupant in these collisions is what matters. If you are backing up in a parking lot and run into a pole at 6 mph. You will feel a crunch and a bump. You’ll be startled and upset about your bumper, but it is unlikley you’ll be injured.

On the other hand, if you are stopped in a parking lot waiting for a space and another vehicle strikes you at 12 mph (the average speed of a car in a parking lot) you will likely feel a tremendous jolt, hear a loud bang and your car will be pushed forward a few feet. It is probable that your neck will be injured, although it may not show up for hours or days, but your bumper may not even show a dent.

In the first scenario all the energy of the crash was absorbed by the bumper. In the second, some of the energy was bled off into the two vehicles, but much of it was transmitted into your body causing your neck to deform into the “S” configuration resulting in injury.

Another consideration is that while a bumper may look undamaged from the outside after a collision, inside under the skin, the foam or plastic may be crushed or cracked. This is not seen from the outside, so photographs would make it appear as if no damage was sustained. Still further, the bumper may appear intact, but on unibody vehicles, the unibody may be bent or deformed by a collision. This may not be apparent and some auto repair facilities may miss it.

So what does this mean? It means that if you are rear-ended and your bumper is cracked, dented, or misplaced at all, your collision involved speeds in excess of 15 mph. That’s 3 times the human threshold for injury if we use the 5 mph figure. In reality, the proven threshold is only 2.5 mph, so a collision of 15 mph is 6 times the threshold for injury.

Now let’s say your vehicle sustained no visible damage, but your neck hurts after the collision. Does that mean you weren’t really injured? No. It means that the vehicle’s threshold for damage was not exceeded. The impact could have been 10 mph. Too low for bumper damage, but still 4 times the threshold for human injury.

In a low speed collision, the kinetic forces that are transferred from the other vehicle into your vehicle are not dampened or bled off by your bumper. Instead, the force is transmitted through the vehicle, into your seat and to your neck resulting in injury. If your body or neck are jolted or jerked by the impact, an injury could occur.

Another aspect to consider is if your vehicle is moved forward by the impact. An average car weighs close to 4,000 lbs. Let’s say you are hit from behind and your car is pushed forward a few feet, but shows no signs of bumper damage. Is it possible to be hurt? Yes, of course. The force required to move a stationary 4,000 lb object is tremendous. Can you walk up to a car sitting at a red light with its brakes on and shove it forward even an inch? Not likely. A collision that is strong enough to propel a car forward by even inches is plenty enough force to cause a whiplash injury.

So, as you have now learned, there really shouldn’t be any dispute on whether a low speed car accident collision can cause injuries. It has been scientifically proven by several studies. It is also a fact that the speed required to cause bodily injury is quite low, a scant 2.5 mph. It has also been shown that any accident that causes damage to the rear bumper is likely to cause injuries and even in accidents where there is no outward physical damage to the vehicle, there may still be sufficient forces involved to cause bodily injuries.

About Dr. Barry L Marks, DC
Dr. Marks is a car accident injury specialist in practice since 1986. He is a former Associate Clinical Professor at a leading Chiropractic College and has advanced post-doctorate training in whiplash, car accident reconstruction, brain trauma and orthopedics. He is the Medical Director of Orange Spine & Disc Rehabilitation Center in Orange County, CA where he specializes in back pain and neck pain from car accidents. His opinion is often sought by other doctors, attorneys and insurance companies. You may contact Dr. Marks’ office at (714) 938-0575 for a Free Car Accident Severity consultation. Or order his Free Car Accident report.

References

Panjabi MM, Grauer JN (1997): “Whiplash produces a S-shape curvature of the neck with hyperextension at lower levels. ” Spine 22 (21): 2489-94.

Panjabi MM, Cholewicki J, Nibu K, Grauer JN, Babat LB, Dvorak J, Bar HF (1998-12-01): “[Biomechanics of whiplash injury].” Orthopade 1998 Dec; 27(12): 813-9.

Koji Kaneoka, Koshiro Ono, Satoshi Inami and Koichiro Hayashi (99-04-15). “Motion analysis of cervical vertebrae during whiplash loading.” Spine 24(8): 763-770

Characteristics of Specific Automobile Bumpers in Low Velocity Impacts, SAE 940916

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Car Accident? Are You Making These Mistakes?

Orange County Car Accident Solution
Your Auto Accident Concierge Service

If you’ve been in an auto accident recently, please read this information very carefully before you do anything else…

An auto accident, even a “minor” one, can have serious and long-lasting repercussions if not handled correctly.

Common Legal Mistakes:

  • Not obtaining information from the other party
  • Falling prey to “don’t report it to my insurance, I’ll pay you cash…”
  • Believing the other person’s insurance wants to help you
  • Thinking you don’t need a car accident lawyer

Common Medical Mistakes:

  • Assuming you are not injured because your pain is mild
  • Assuming you aren’t hurt because your car wasn’t
  • Believing the ER doctor when he or she says “it’s just a strain, you’ll be better in a couple of days…”
  • Treating with non auto accident specialists like your general chiropractor, family medical doctor, HMO doctor, etc. Accident injuries are not the same as gardening strains.

Free Car Accident Severity and Needs Analysis
If you’ve been in a car accident and you are not sure about your car accident claim or if you are concerned you are not getting proper whiplash treatment, then follow this link for a Free Car Accident Severity and Needs Analysis.

This is a Free service we provide to accident victims of Orange County and surrounding areas. After you have completed the form you will receive a personalized report detailing possible solutions to your auto accident problem. This is a Free, No-obligation service and you will not be contacted unless you request it. Your car accident does not need to be a hassle. Let us review your case and see what can be done to eliminate your pain and aggravation and prevent future legal and medical problems.

What We Can Offer You:

Legal Advice with No Up-Front Costs:

  • Legal help with qualified auto accident lawyers in your area of Orange County
  • Help getting you car fixed with reputable auto body shops
  • Assistance getting a rental car
  • Stopping the annoying calls from insurance companies

Medical Treatment with No Out-Of-Pockets Costs to You:

  • Finding a competent and caring auto accident specialist for your whiplash treatment
  • Finding medical specialists for your particular needs: orthopedists, neurologists, chiropractors, physical therapists, etc.
  • Obtaining MRI and other diagnostic testing for your car accident injuries
  • Arranging second opinions
  • Obtaining medical reports that prove your injury and sway juries

Types of Cases We Specialize In:

  • Car accidents ( rear impact, front impact, side impact, roll over, fatality, low impact, slow speed)
  • Truck accidents (car vs truck, truck vs truck)
  • Bus and Taxi accidents (private and municipal lines)
  • 9, 12 & 15 Passenger van accidents (private and commercial tours)
  • Motorcycle accidents (car vs motorcycle)
  • Motor home and RV Accidents
  • Uninsured accidents (other driver uninsured, victim uninsured)
  • Pedestrian accidents (car vs pedestrian, motorcycle vs pedestrian, taxi vs pedestrian)

We are selective about which cases we take, but if we do accept your case, we will do everything necessary to get you the professional legal and/or medical help you need. We will take care of everything. That’s why we call it “concierge” service. We take care of all the details for you professionally and efficiently so you don’t have to worry or waste your valuable time.

Our car accident attorneys and auto accident medical specialists are accessible by telephone and/or email when you need them. For many services we will even come to you. No other Orange County Car Accident specialists “out satisfy” our clients with personal attention, accessibility and results.

For your Free Auto Accident Needs Analysis and Personalized Action Report go here.

“We Guarantee Your Satisfaction!

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Car Accident Injuries…

Dr. Barry L Marks Chiropractor
Car Accident Injury Specialist Orange County, CA

“The Problem with Whiplash from Car Accident Injuries…”

Everyday hundreds of auto accidents occur and the occupants are injured. Fortunately, the majority of these injury victims do not suffer fatal injuries. That’s the good news. The bad news is, most of the occupants suffer injuries that they may not be aware of or are mistreated by other doctors.

The “Problem with Whiplash” is that very few people truly understand it.

Well meaning emergency room physicians, general medical doctors and even many chiropractors do not fully appreciate the extent of injury suffered by these patients. A recent survey found that a significant percentage of family practice and orthopedic physicians question the validity of whiplash. [i] Worse yet, they cannot prove to the insurance companies, lawyers and juries that the injuries are real. The end result is that whiplash victims are given short shrift in terms of poor documentation, inadequate treatment, and low compensation for their injuries.

The first thing to realize about whiplash type injuries is that they are real. The current medical literature is filled with objective research validating this type of injury. [ii] Further, the research indicates that injuries can occur at surprisingly slow speeds and sometimes even without much car damage. [iii]
Next, whiplash injuries can remain hidden for weeks, months, and even years before telltale symptoms emerge. [iv]

The insurance companies try to disallow claims if an injured party makes a claim more than a month after the accident occurs. Those well versed in this arena know that this is fairly typical. Many people wait for a time to see if the problems will go away without treatment.

Contrary to popular belief, most people do not like going to doctors. The literature also indicates that it is common for symptoms to emerge slowly over a period of time and not necessarily all at once right at the outset. The insurance companies also know this, but they use it in their defense anyway because many patients and their attorneys will back away from these claims.

The interesting thing is that if you are injured and report to a doctor right away, often times the insurance company will ask why you didn’t wait awhile to see if the injuries would improve. Face it, no matter what your claim is, they will defend against it. Therefore, if your injury is one day old or one year old it’s going to be fought so you will need to make the best case possible.

Another fact to realize about whiplash from car accident is that it is serious. Even minor accidents can cause significant changes in the delicate nerves, ligaments, muscles and discs of the neck. At the onset, the problems may seem minor, but given enough time without proper care, the spine will dysfunction. Eventually arthritis occurs and the end result is permanent neurologic damage and loss of overall health.

Worse than arthritis, many car accidents can result in mild forms of brain injury known as “post concussion syndrome” or “traumatic brain injury”. This is more prevalent in side impact car collisions, but can occur in rear or front-end car accidents as well. These concussive injuries often result without hitting the head. Still other researchers have linked Alzheimer’s disease and chronic fibromyalgia with whiplash type injuries. Whiplash is indeed a serious health problem.

Whiplash must be treated. But not all treatments work. Hard medical evidence suggests that certain types of treatment are far superior at treating this problem. [iv] A study by Woodward, Cook, Gargan and Bannister found 93% of the patients studied under chiropractic care for chronic car accident whiplash injuries had improved. They further stated “…no conventional (medical) treatment has proven to be effective in these established chronic cases.”

Untreated and poorly treated cases of whiplash result in life long problems and suffering. It is estimated that 1% of the entire US population suffers from chronic headaches as the result of car accident whiplash injuries. [vi] That means millions of headache sufferers are directly caused by auto accidents.

Without this basic understanding the general population is at the mercy of the insurance industry. They know the facts and they spend millions of dollars each year to hide them. They use high-powered attorneys to fight claims and intimidate people.

Auto accident injuries are much more prevalent and more serious than many people realize. Here are some facts from medical experts:
– Accident speeds of only 2.5-mph can cause injuries, even if your car wasn’t damaged.
– An 8-mph collision can cause 5 g’s of force on the neck, that’s 2 1/2 times more force than the car received.
– 47% of side impact accidents cause some form of head injury.
– Auto head restraints may cause more damage than good.
– Millions suffer from post accident headaches: A form of post-traumatic concussion that can linger for months and even years and can be very difficult to diagnose.
– Arthritis is much more likely in people who have suffered even minor auto accidents.

Learn the truth about this common and serious problem. See how you may not be getting the treatment you need for the resolution of your problem or the documentation required for a successful case. See how a true “Personal Injury Specialist” approaches whiplash and how he can help you achieve the results you deserve. Learn how the latest in computer technology can locate and prove your injuries. Proof the insurance company, attorney and jury cannot ignore.

To receive your FREE report on Auto Accident Injuries Click Here or Call Toll Free 1-(888)-428-8398 anytime, 24 hrs a day for a recorded message. Protect your rights and avoid needless suffering, call today.

Free Concierge Car Accident Needs Analysis: Tell us about your auto accident and we’ll recommend the next course of action in a written personalized report…Free! Whether you need legal advice or medical assistance, our concierge service is ready to serve you in Orange County, and surrounding areas.

The preceding article is presented as a public service by:
Dr. Barry L. Marks, Chiropractor, Author and Lecturer serving Orange County, CA car accident victims since 1986. Dr. Marks is a former Associate Clinical Professor at a leading Chiropractic College and has specialized Post-Doctorate training in orthopedics, crash dynamics, whiplash and brain trauma. His office Orange Spine & Disc Rehabilitation Center in Orange, CA provides the latest in chiropractic and computer technology to diagnose and treat car accident injuries. You may contact Dr. Marks’ office at (714) 938-0575.

NOTICE: Dr. Marks is only interested in helping victims who have legitimately been injured. If you have not suffered a real injury, please be warned that making false statements about accidents or filing incorrect or misleading insurance claims is a felony punishable by fines and/or prison time.

References:
[i] Evans RW, Evans RJ, Sharp MJ. The physician survey on post concussion and whiplash syndromes. Headache. 1994;34:268-274.
[ii] Barnsley, Lord, Bogduk, Whiplash Injury Clinical Review, Pain 58, 1994, pp. 283-307
[iii] Koji Kaneoka, Koshiro Ono, Satoshi Inami and Koichiro Hayashi (99-04-15). “Motion analysis of cervical vertebrae during whiplash loading.” Spine 24(8): 763-770
[iv] Smith J. (1993). “The Physics, Biomechanics and Statistics of Automobile Rear Impact Collisions.” Trial Talk: 10-14.
[v] Woodward, Cook, Gargan and Bannister (1996). “Chiropractic treatment of chronic ‘whiplash’.” Injury 27(9): 643-5.
[vi] Magnussen T, Ragnarsson T, Bjorbnsson A. Occipital nerve release in patients with whiplash trauma and occipital neuralgia. Headache 1996;36:32-36.

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