Yes! you pay absolutely nothing for the report. In most cases, InjuryLogic will be reimbursed for the report by your insurance company, per the AMA diagnosis code for permanent impairment. But you never pay for the report. All you have to do is get your 3 simple x-rays, send them to us and we will take care of the rest. You will receive your spinal injury report in 24-48 hours that will help you get clarity of your injury and the maximum benefit payment from your insurance company.
The fact is most doctors, chiropractors, medical doctors, and radiologists don’t measure “Ligament Laxity”, but that is what the American Medical Association recognizes and values in order to prove and document “Permanent Impairment”. In order to get the exact measurements of bone movement in your spine, it takes InjuryLogic’s high tech software, that calculates these measurements down to 1/100th of a millimeter.
If you have a permanent injury, Yes! Using the AMA Guidelines, we are providing your claim with a spinal impairment rating report which is defined by the AMA. This will maximize your case value and the benefit payment you receive. Because we are utilizing (AOMSI) Alteration of Motion Segment Integrity, your report will corelate directly to the American Medical Associates definitions of “Whole Person Permanent Impairment”. Even though you may have nothing more than a mild neck ache now, the AMA has determined that a whiplash injury can create chronic, degenerative, debilitating pain and loss of mobility for life.
The answer is 100% objective evidence based on precise scientific measurements that insurance adjusters must address! Your permanent injury report will address the smokescreens that are often times used by insurance companies to limit your benefit payment and compell them to pay you what your policy terms require.
The technical answer is your scientific, AMA corelating report assists with a “differential diagnosis,” which is the process doctors use to rule out other sources of pain. Insurance companies may blame other sources as causes for pain, such as age related, “somatoform disorder,” “secondary gain,” and other buzzwords that really mean someone is faking. Your 14-page InjuryLogic permanent injury report objectively disproves such arguments. Since your InjuryLogic report clearly and vividly identifies the location and extent of injuries, insurance adjusters must take into account the forensic evidence, your report will provide.
If you have an attorney, your InjuryLogic report will give them vivid, objective medical evidence of injury that corelates to the AMA Guides. This gives your attorney evidence to prove your injuries. With your InjuryLogic report in hand, your attorney has all the ammunition they need to get you the highest possible settlement. Now, If you ever do go to court for your claim (that rarely happens). Your attorney must meet the rules of evidence. In order to introduce scientific evidence in court, it must be reliable and scientifically sound. Because the methods that InjuryLogic uses is based on decades-old mensuration techniques approved by the American Medical Association, it is not only acceptable in court, but often carries the highest weight for judge and jury, in determining your settlement payment, because it is 100% objective.
Great question! Millions of Americans involved in vehicle accidents every year experience “Whiplash” defined as “Alteration of Motion Structural Integrity” by the AMA. Unfortunately, millions of these injuries go undocumented and consequently, insurance companies often do not make the settlement payments that the injured deserve. This is because “Whip Lash” can take place at collision speeds as low as 12MPH and many people don’t experience noticeable pain and symptoms until years later. This is why the AMA has defined “Ligament Laxity” as a “Whole Person Permanent Impairment”. Chronic pain and loss of range of motion often times do not show up until years later and gets progressively worse over time. The good news is, the AMA has defined a simple way to determine if there is a permanent injury, but that requires very precise measurements and analysis that our advanced technology and AI can determine.
Absolutely! Whether you have an attorney or not, you need to determine if you have a permanent injury to your spine, even if you were in a low speed, “Fender Bender” collision. If you are working with an attorney and they haven’t ordered an InjuryLogic permanent injury report, we recommend that you insist that they do. You always owe it to yourself and your loved ones to determine if you have sustained an injury that may affect your wellbeing for the rest of your life, even if you don’t think you have a significant injury now!
According to the American Medical Association, a permanent impairment is an injury brought on by a traumatic event, such as a car accident that will produce chronic pain and debilitation of the whole person for the duration of that persons life. Two main categories of benefit claims associated with permanent impairment injuries are “Loss of Enjoyment of Life” and “Duties Under Duress”. These two claims, made to your insurance company when you are able to document “Permanent Impairment” per the AMA guides, using InjuryLogic’s, 100% objective scientific reports, will signal to your insurance company that they have a “Duty” to respond with a corresponding settlement offer to you, that will likely be much higher than such claims without a AMA corelating report.
Although the AMA requires extremely exact measurements to validate your injury in our report for you, with InjuryLogic’s highly sophisticated software, the process is actually very simple:
George’s Line is evaluated on a lateral x-ray of the cervical spine. It is simply a line drawn on the posterior of each vertebral body along the entire cervical spine. Any disruption of this line is indicative of Ligament Laxity. The cause of this laxity develops through similar mechanisms, which leads to excessive motion of the joints, and will cause various degrees of physical impairment/degeneration.
If any break in the line is identified, then Flexion and Extension films should be taken to accurately measure the amount of translation that is occurring.
Ligament Laxity happens as a result of a macro trauma such as a motor vehicle accident.
This condition is commonly overlooked and yet can offer your case great value in your impairment rating.
InjuryLogic uses our proprietary technology and qualifies as “Evidence Based Objective Impairment Rating”.
InjuryLogic’s software correlates with the AMA Guidelines 4th, 5th and the 6th Editions.
InjuryLogic’s software calculates exact scientific measurements that are then corelated to the AMA’s guide for determining the extent of your “Whole Person Permanent Impairment”
Your InjuryLogic 12-15 page permanent injury report will contain the exact measurements of abnormal integrity of the motion segment present on flexion and extension radiographs and will contain specific references to the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment Cervical Spine Ligament Laxity Criteria.
In addition to the exact scientific measurements, your report will contain vivid photographic evidence highlighting the effected areas in your spine. There is no insurance adjuster, lawyer or jury that can refute the measurements, calculations and stunning visuals that substantiate your injury.
InjuryLogic has developed highly sophisticated proprietary software that produces AOMSI – Alteration of Motion Segment Integrity where we analyze spinal movement which often times this process is referred to as “digitized x-rays.”
The software Analyzes the angles and distances between bones in the spine using a Computer and X-rays, which are a certain type of Radiograph. The purpose of the test is to accurately assess damage to the spine.
Mensuration has been used by doctors for nearly 100 years to figure out when a patient’s spinal bones are misaligned. Mensuration compares a patient’s spine to a normal spine.
The mensuration method most commonly used today comes from the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (AMA Guides). It is the gold standard for impairment evaluation.
State insurance Commissions require use of the AMA Guides, and doctors recognize them as authoritative. The AMA Guides say the only objective way to assess permanent spinal injury is to look for “motion segment alteration,” which is “rare absent trauma,” i.e. your car accident injury.
Unfortunately, for millions of people that have suffered a motor vehicle accident,many doctors, radiologist and chiropractors do not have the required software to document the exacting measurements the AMA requires to document your permanent injury.
The AOMSI analysis performed by InjuryLogic to produce your injury report objectively defines your injury because it visually identifies the location and exact measurements of bone movements associated with your injury.
The American Medical Association’s (AMA) Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment can be used as a reference by providing a standardized, objective approach when evaluating disability and impairment. The “Spinal Injury Model” includes a diagnosable condition of “joint laxity” called alteration of motion segment integrity (AOMSI) where exact spinal radiographic mensuration is used to identify the severity of joint instability. This spinal impairment caused by spinal ligament injuries is identified not through physical examination but by measuring stress X-ray images (flexion and extension).
Since this evaluation uses standardized, objective radiographic mensuration criteria and precisely measured stress X-rays, it produces an opportunity to minimize the adversarial nature of the injury tort arena when attempting to rule in or rule out AOMSI. When the provider feels that there may have been a spinal ligament injury, AOMSI criteria are used to rule in or out any spinal ligament injury by measuring spinal radiographic hypermobility and are critical findings on all spinal impairment examinations.
Thus, the most precise image measurement procedure is required to enable physicians to most accurately diagnose and effectively treat patients with pain from spinal ligament injuries. Introduction While some patients recover uneventfully from a spine injury, a significant number will have pain which may last indefinitely.
The risk of developing chronic pain will be increased if a physician is unable to find a physical cause of pain in these patients. X-ray, CT, and MRI scans are routinely ordered to aid physicians in evaluating a patient, but these imaging techniques are often unable to clearly show the real source of pain adding uncertainty to what the correct diagnosis and ultimately the proper course of treatment is.
After spinal trauma, the ligaments in the spine may be stretched or damaged causing ligamentous instability resulting in abnormal intersegmental motion. Excessive joint motion caused by spinal ligament sprains is a cause of acute spine pain and is a significant risk factor for developing chronic pain.
Serious intersegmental motion problems are routinely missed in standard X-ray and CT interpretations by board-certified radiologists.
In a related study showing the need to improve accuracy in current radiologist’s reads, Taylor et al. concluded that there is a need to reduce the subjectivity of reading medical images and improve agreement of the diagnosis between physicians. They state, “The study reinforces the need for radiologic specialists to reduce missed diagnoses, misdiagnoses, and medico-legal complications”