Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

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From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: many of these issues are small, yet each issue is just that… an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then the larger issues often take care of themselves and you can focus on the larger issues… a larger, more profitable practice and more family time.

“The Personal Injury BIG 5”



Part 1 of 6

Each of the future modules will handle each of the 5 issues and will be a formal consultation (not a Quickie)

 “The world doesn’t change…I do” Mark Studin 2018


Over the past year presenting to lawyers nationally, I have been focused on both what the defense lawyers in the crowd are keyed in on and the biggest issues the plaintiff lawyers have in contemporary cases. In other words, where are the current trends and battles in the courts and who is winning? Once you define those 2 questions, you can set your game plan and set out to be the solution and position, to be the “go to” resource… aka: 1st referral option for lawyers.

Here is the real issue; the top 5 reasons for plaintiff lawyers to lose a case are the SAME reasons plaintiff’s lawyers lost their cases 10 years ago. The carriers have gotten so good at defining their position, all they needed to do is their argument and the basis for the denials and prevailing. In reality, the majority of their tactic is steeped in rhetoric, dogma and “playing” on the lack of knowledge of opposing counsels, judges and doctors in the field who could not render the facts themselves or find qualified experts that could withstand a Voir Dire or Daubert hearing to overcome the defense’s BIG 5.

Here are the BIG 5 with the solutions and action steps you can take now:

  1. I.Pre-Existing Herniation / Asymptomatic Herniation:these are the same issue and without a doubt, the hottest topic in the nation.

 Basic Pre-Requisites:

  1. MRI Spine Interpretation
  2. Spinal Disc and Ligament Neurology
  3. Primary Spine Care 4-5

 “Slam Dunk” Training:

        1. Mini-Fellowship in Neuroradiology-MRI Spine



     II.Everything with Arthritis is Pre-Existing

 Basic Pre-Requisites:

  1. Spinal Trauma Pathology
  2. Spinal Disc and Ligament Neurology



     III.     All Strain/Sprain is Transient

Basic Pre-Requisites:

  1. Spinal Trauma Pathology
  2. Spinal Disc and Ligament Neurology
  3. Primary Spine Care 2-3 



  1. IV.Low Speed Crashes Cannot Cause Serious Bodily Injury

Basic Pre-Requisites:

  1. Accident Reconstruction
  2. Collision Reconstruction & Biomechanical Engineering



  1. V. You Are Only a Chiropractor

Basic Pre-Requisites: Trauma Team

      1. Triage Trauma Patients [PI Bootcamp]: 9 Hours
      2. MRI Spine Interpretation: 25 Hours
      3. Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: 16 Hours
      4. Spinal Trauma Pathology
      5. Accident Reconstruction: 8 Hours
      6. Impairment Rating: 2 Hours
      7. Head Trauma - Brain Injury: 2 Hours
      8. Medical-Legal Documentation - Colossus Algorithms: 3 Hours
      9. Orthopedic Testing: 9 Hours
     10. Stroke Anatomy & Evaluation for Chiropractors and Manual Medicine Specialists: 8 Hours 



The reason for a FUTURE CONSULTATION to give you answers and strategies is that each topic is comprehensive and needs to be addressed individually to help you fully understand the issues. The historical problems with our profession is we have lived in the world of “sound bites” and it hasn’t gotten us too far after a decade of trying and usually failing as a profession. 


Between now and then, focus on the “pre-requisites.”






Adjunct Associate Professor of Chiropractic, University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic

Adjunct Post Graduate Faculty, Cleveland University-Kansas City, College of Chiropractic

Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Sciences, Texas Chiropractic College

Graduate Medical Educational Presenter, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Joint Partnership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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