More than one million people are hurt in rear-end crashes each year in the United States, and a significant fraction of whiplash cases contribute to pain for years or even decades. The good news is that chiropractic has been found to be an effective way to treat whiplash injuries and avoid chronic pain. Dr. Palmer has helped many Cheektowaga, NY, residents who have experienced an auto injury and we might be able to help you, as well!
A 1996 British research study sums up the challenge:
"The 'whiplash' syndrome is a collection of symptoms produced as a result of soft-tissue injury of the cervical spine. The accumulated literature suggests that 43 percent of patients will suffer long-term symptoms following 'whiplash' injury. If patients are still symptomatic after three months then there is almost a 90 per cent chance that they will remain so. No conventional treatment has proven to be effective in these established chronic cases."
The authors of this study studied the advantages of chiropractic in twenty-eight people with long-term whiplash pain. The patients were referred to the chiropractic physician an average of 15.5 (range, 3-44) months after the crash, and were interviewed before treatment by both an independent chiropractor and an orthopedic physician. The patients were assigned to one of four classification groups: A - No symptoms; B - Symptoms are a nuisance; C - Symptoms are intrusive; and, D - Symptoms are disabling. The initial analysis placed 27 of the 28 patients in groups C or D.
"Following treatment, 26 (93 per cent) of the patients had improved: 16 by one symptom group and 10 by two symptom groups. This improvement was independent of whether it was assessed by an orthopaedic surgeon or a chiropractor. In the group that had improved, 17 had stopped their treatment at the time of assessment; symptoms had recurred to a minor degree in four (24 per cent) of these patients and they were considering further treatment."
This confirms what we find in our practice here in Cheektowaga, NY. Chiropractic is a wonderful method to enable you recover from auto injuries and reduce future pain and disability.
Don't endure old or recent auto injuries! We have been helping auto injury patients in Cheektowaga, NY since 1996. Call our clinic today at (716) 668-2225 to see how we can help you.
Woodward MN, Cook JCH, Gargan MF, Bannister GC. Chiropractic treatment of chronic -whiplash- injuries. Injury: International Journal of the Care of the Injured 1996;27(9):643-645.