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Big Insurance Companies Are Battling Car Accident Victims.

By Dr. Michael Pritsker, DC

Twenty six percent of all drivers were involved in a car accident over the last several years. When a car accident happens to you, you must be prepared for what’s next. San Diego chiropractors and spinal decompression specialists are revealing the shocking findings that you must know. It is important to know what to do after a car accident.

Money buys policy and makes laws in America. The more money big business throws at politicians, the more rules are swayed in their favor. New Jersey is a prime example. They have a policy called “pay for play.” It is actually accepted for contractors to be awarded large contracts based on the amount of their political contributions.

Here are some important statistics. There are approximately 6.4 million car accidents each year. There are about 3 million car-related injuries a year and 2 million permanent injuries. Nearly 43,000 people died in car accidents in 2002, reports the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And finally, about 26% of drivers have been involved in a car crash in the last 5 years. Insurance companies have been playing a game of pay for play for a long time. The big difference is when contractors in New Jersey are awarded jobs as political favors, it takes money out of the pocket of someone who really deserves it. When insurance companies play this game, lives are ruined. This especially occurs when it involves car accident injuries.

Nearly all Americans will be involved in at least one motor vehicle accident at some time in their life. So what do insurance companies do with all these accidents and injuries they don’t want to pay for due to finances? Besides political lobbying, they fund research and fight every single claim that comes their way

Dr. Arthur Croft is one of the world’s leading experts on whiplash and car accident injuries. Here’s what he says about the situation: So it seems quite clear that the playing field is not level. It’s the Fortune 500 against the doctors and their patients, and the score is about 3-1. They send the principles of this work as expert witnesses to refute injury in low-speed impact cases. The companies carefully forbid the publishing of any work that fails to serve their interest, thus denying any fair peer-review from within the scientific community. This juggernaut of non-science has inculcated the legal world by spending literally billions of dollars fighting even relatively insignificant claims. They seem finally to have impressed attorneys that it simply is not worth their effort to pursue such claims. The insurance industry has funded their own research.

Insurance companies use this information that they created to deny claims and refuse paying for your treatment. The fact of the matter is that low-impact car accident injuries are largely misunderstood in society. Many times injuries and pain are not apparent at the time of the incident. Some injuries are even missed by emergency room technicians.

Another large insurance company myth is if you don’t have break to your car than you can’t be injured. This is just not true. The sum of damage to your car doesn’t accurately reflect the amount of injury to the person inside the car. Studies show that injuries can occur at collision speeds of less than 5 miles per hour, when there is little or no damage to the car. When contemporary day race cars collide, they are specifically designed to easily smash apart, and the driver usually walks away alive. This is because as the race car breaks separately, the energy is being absorbed by the flying parts and not by the driver.

Today’s passenger cars and SUV’s are well built to absorb low speed impacts without major damage to the bumper. The problem is that instead of “injuring” your automobile, the energy of impact is transmitted to the person in the automobile, much as power from one pool ball is transferred to another upon impact. Simple physics (completely ignored by profit minded insurance companies) proves you can actually be wounded worse when your car has no damage then when it flies into a million pieces!

Many people don’t realize even though they walk away from a minor car accident without a scratch, there is a good chance they could develop a serious problem later in life. This will cause a lot of pain and suffering in the future. Whiplash is when your car gets struck and your body moves faster than your head can react. Your muscles, ligaments, discs, nerves and spinal joint get stretched out and are injured. The neck structures can actually tear. Many times these injuries are not felt for days. Other times your body reacts immediately and pain comes on right away. Muscles tighten up and go into spasm. This spasm acts as a protective layer so you don’t move your neck too much and make the injury worse than it is. Spasm also removes the normal curve in your neck and can lead to permanent arthritic changes that create more pain.

Chiropractic care is extremely important for the care of whiplash injuries because it helps restore the spinal curves and normalize motion in the injured area. If these curves are not restored and proper motion is not brought back to the area, there is a chance of chronic neck and back pain.

Studies establish that chiropractic works for chronic whiplash. In 1999, the Journal of Orthopedic Medicine published the outcome of a study designed to determine if advanced chiropractic care helped chronic whiplash. One hundred patients were divided into three groups and treated on average for four months. The authors of the study concluded that the outcome from this study provide further evidence that chiropractic is an effective treatment for chronic whiplash symptoms.

The significant thing to keep in mind is there is a good quality chance you have been injured in a vehicle accident and should have a total chiropractic examination, even if there is no damage to your automobile and you don’t have any abrupt pain or symptoms. If you don’t, you could be setting yourself up for steady pain and suffering in the future. If you have been wounded in an vehicle accident in San Diego, call New Century Spine Centers to get your spine evaluated.

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