Have you considered chiropractic for whiplash injury? Whiplash is an all-too-common consequence of the more than one million rear-end collisions that take place in the United States every year. The classic symptoms of whiplash are headache, dizziness, neck, shoulder, jaw and/or arm pain. Although these symptoms may subside after a few weeks of appropriate care, it is estimated that nearly one in four cases will become chronic, resulting in long-term discomfort and disability.
According to a study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine, chiropractic may offer the best opportunity for relief from the pain of whiplash. In this study, 93 patients with chronic whiplash symptoms were divided into three groups based upon the nature and the severity of their symptoms. All 93 patients received an average of 19.3 chiropractic adjustments over the study period, which was about four months.
The results of the study showed that two of the three groups of patients with neck pain, restricted neck range of motion and/or neurological symptoms experienced improvement under chiropractic care. A large percentage of the patients (85.5%) reported "some benefit," 33.5% improved by two symptom grades, and 31% experienced relief from all symptoms.
If you or a loved one is suffering from whiplash, please consider chiropractic care. Dr. Dale Patrick at Patrick Chiropractic in Raleigh has been successfully treating whiplash patients for many years. Call our office today at 919-790-2288 to schedule appointment with Dr. Patrick. You'll learn more about how chiropractic can provide relief from the symptoms associated with whiplash injury. As the authors of this study conclude, "chiropractic is the only proven effective treatment" for whiplash.
Khan S, Cook J, Gargan M, et al. Asymptomatic classification of whiplash injury and the implications for treatment. Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine
1999: Vol. 21, No. 1, pp22-25.
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