Keith-smallIn Pain from an Accident? – $64 Million Advice (Part 2) for Finding the Best Chiropractor, Best Doctor, Best Provider, or Best Attorney for Your Injuries

by Keith Pendleton, JD, Health Care Attorney | keith.pendleton@injuryplus.org
Last Revised: January 2, 2013

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Main advice in this article (Part 2) – When looking for the right knowledgeable injury practitioner, I encourage you to ask yourself:  HOW does the practitioner in question seek to validate and demonstrate hard-to-detect / hard-to prove injuries which you may have sustained?  In other words, how does the practitioner seek to “objectify” your injuries?  In this article, we take a quick look at just one example – Motion X-ray.  Motion X-ray is like “Instant Replay” in sports.

 

Have you been injured in an accident, e.g., an auto accident, or suffered any other type of injury?

Has someone else close to you been in an accident or suffered an injury?

In this series, we’ve been looking at the question:  “If you’ve been in an accident, how do you find the best provider / attorney, i.e., the best chiropractor or best doctor for you?”

In Part 1, I shared with you one of the most important secrets … and that is for you to understand, first and foremost, that accidents can entail hard-to-detect / hard-to-prove internal injuries – injuries such as brain injuries, hairline fractures, spinal “subluxations” or dislocations, and minor-to-major “tearings” or “stretchings” of the ligaments in the neck, back, and joints. 

In other words, the first step in finding the right practitioner is to know what to look for. 

Which brings me to my second point – when looking for the best practitioners, I would encourage you to look for those who are skilled and knowledgeable in, and committed to, validating and demonstrating hard-to-detect / hard-to-prove injuries. 

This area of expertise is referred to as “injury objectification.”

Let me give you an example to illustrate – Motion X-ray.  This is just one example.

Motion X-ray serves as a powerful tool for helping practitioners see in full motion … and from different angles … the abnormal play (internally) in your neck, back, and joints … play or “looseness” which can arise when, e.g., the ligaments (which hold the “bones” together) become “stretched” or “torn” in traumatic events like automobile accidents.

Think of Motion X-ray like “Instant Replay” in sports.  If you wish to assess a play in sports, how do referees do this?  They use video technology.  Sometimes they use the video to watch a given play, over and over again … in full motion … and from different angles.

If the referees don’t see the play from one angle, they may see it from another.

Motion X-ray is just that … it’s VIDEO x-ray … or x-ray video.  Traditional x-ray can show you a few still-shots of your internal skeletal system, like a camera.  Motion X-ray, however – like Instant Replay – can actually help you watch the “play” in the joints resulting from “tearings” or “stretchings” of the ligaments which can arise from automobile accidents and other traumatic events.

Like Instant Replay, if you can’t see the play or “looseness” from one angle, you might from another.

Does this mean that still-shot x-rays serve no purpose?  Of course not.  Each form of technology has its own unique purposes…, just as cameras and video recorders continue to each have their own unique purposes.

Motion X-ray can help you, your practitioner, your attorney, your adjuster – everyone – actually see the results of ligament “stretches” or “tears” … in full motion … and from different angles – injuries which could otherwise be very hard-to-detect and hard-to-prove.

When looking for the right practitioner, I encourage you to ask yourself:  HOW does the practitioner in question seek to validate and demonstrate hard-to-detect / hard-to prove injuries which you may have sustained? 

In other words, how does the practitioner seek to “objectify” such injuries?

Even more specifically – What diagnostic technology does the practitioner use to do this?

Keith Pendleton, JD is a health care attorney and staff writer for Injury+.  His most recent achievements include launching Injury+, the Free Forms Library for health care practitioners, and also the “Injury Resource Initiative,” an alliance of industry stakeholders committing to advancing the state-of-the-art in injury diagnosis and care.  Keith can be reached at (855) 224–3295.

*  The mission of Injury+ is to help people like you find “Knowledgeable Injury Practitioners”™ while at the same time continuously train and work with chiropractors, doctors, providers, and attorneys who are committed to advancing the state-of-the-art.