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The Problem With Whiplash

The Problem With Whiplash

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Published by Barry Marks, DC
The Problem With Whiplash is a simple guide to explain what whiplash is and why you should take it seriously
The Problem With Whiplash is a simple guide to explain what whiplash is and why you should take it seriously

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Published by: Barry Marks, DC on Feb 11, 2011
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“The ProblemWith Whiplash”
Critical Information EveryAccident Victim Should KnowDr. Barry L. Marks, DC
The Problem with Whiplash
Dr. Barry L. Marks, DC
Former Associate Clinical Professor
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
Advanced Graduate Whiplash & Brain Trauma
Spine Research Institute of San Diego
Post Doctorate Chiropractic Orthopedics
LACC Orthopedic Diplomate Program
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.
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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.
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

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