Keith-smallSuffering from an Accident? – $64 Million Advice (Part 2) for Finding the Best Chiropractor, Best Doctor, Best Provider, or Best Attorney for Your Injuries – A Specific Look at Motion X-ray.

by Keith Pendleton, JD, Health Care Attorney   |   keith.pendleton@injuryplus.org

Last Revised:  January 3, 2013

Part 1   |   Part 2   |   Part 3   |   Part 4   |   Part 5

Choose your injury practitioners carefully.  It could fundamentally change your life.

Have you been injured in an accident, e.g., an auto accident, or suffered any type of injury from a traumatic event, either recently or in the past?

Has someone else close to you been in an accident or suffered an injury from some type of traumatic event?

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, “misalignments,” 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. 

When looking for the best practitioners, I would encourage you to look for those who are skilled, knowledgeable and committed to validating and demonstrating hard-to-detect / hard-to-prove injuries.

Which brings up the question of HOW?  HOW does the practitioner in question – provider or attorney – seek to validate and demonstrate the hard-to-detect / hard-to prove injuries which you may have sustained?

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

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.

The point here is that if they 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 attorney – 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.

The second important principle I’m going to recommend when it comes to finding the right practitioner relates to HOW – HOW does the practitioner in question seek to validate and demonstrate the hard-to-detect / hard-to prove injuries which you may have sustained?

Put another way – How does the practitioner seek to “objectify” those injuries?

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

In this part of our series, we looked at Motion X-ray.

Choose your injury practitioners carefully.  It could fundamentally change your life.

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.

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