veryday hundreds of auto accidents occur and the occupantsare injured. Fortunately, the majority of these injury victims do notsuffer 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 aremistreated by other doctors.
The “Problem with Whiplash” is that very few people trulyunderstand it. Well meaning emergency room physicians, generalmedical doctors and even many chiropractors do not fully appreciatethe extent of injury suffered by these patients. Worse yet, they cannotprove to the insurance companies, lawyers and juries that the injuriesare real. The end result is that whiplash victims are given short shrift interms of poor documentation, inadequate treatment, and lowcompensation for their injuries.
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The first thing to realize about whiplash type injuries is that they arereal. The current medical literature is filled with objective researchvalidating this type of injury. Further, the research indicates thatinjuries can occur at surprisingly slow speeds and sometimes even