MRIs in the World of Personal Injury


Today, we are highlighting a Quick Tip by Dr. John Warren, DC of Coast Physical Medicine, our Doctors on Liens doctor located in Fountain Valley, California. You can follow along with Dr. John Warren at the following link:

MRI or “magnetic resonance imaging” is a medical technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to put together a detailed image of the organs, discs, and tissues in your body. In the personal injury world, if you’ve been injured in an accident and need to get an MRI as a result, it’s extremely important that a radiologist who understands personal injury reviews the MRI results. This way, the medical team helping you can notate whether you have a disc bulge or disc herniation.

A disc bulge usually develops over time, caused by everyday wear-and-tear arthritis, where a disc herniation notates that trauma has occurred. When you are suffering from a herniated disc, a fragment of the disc is pushed out into the spinal canal through a rupture.  This information is very important to include in your personal injury report. It’s important the MRI is taken in very small slices, so nothing is missed. All of this helps give a much clearer accident MRI injury report.


When you are injured in an accident, it’s important to have a full picture of all the details. Going to a professional medical team who regularly works on personal injury cases is the only sure way that you can feel confident the team working with you knows what they’re doing and can provide you will all the details you need throughout your personal injury journey.

That’s why at Doctors on Liens, we require all the medical professionals on our list to have at least five-years of experience practicing and extensive experience with working on liens. We also ensure all doctors added to our service have been reviewed to ensure they make timely and accurate med/legal evaluations and have been referred by a reputable med/legal professional.

So, if you’ve been injured in an accident, you need to visit a qualified medical professional who works on a lien basis, and you can easily find one through Doctors on Liens here!