Whiplash injury is a common problem in our modern society, and unfortunately, one that often results in chronic pain and suffering. As we become more urbanized, packing greater numbers of people into smaller areas, and as the number of cars per household increases, whiplash injuries will continue to become more frequent.
Standard treatment recommendations include pain medication, a neck collar and rest. However, with this typical treatment program, many patients continue to suffer. Adequate treatment methods for these injuries have lagged behind the great increases in their occurrence.
Chiropractic manipulation, in contrast to most other treatments, has done well over the years treating whiplash injuries, helping prevent many injuries from becoming chronic, and helping to reduce pain and suffering in many that have become chronic.
Research Supports Our Care
Recently, a group of medical researchers compared a chiropractic manipulation with that of medication and rest. Sixty-one patients seen at the emergency room for whiplash injury were divided into two groups to receive these two different treatments.
The group receiving manipulation had greater reduction of pain and return of movement than did the group treated with medication, rest and neck collars. These results led the researchers to conclude that whiplash is better treated with early active treatment like chiropractic. There are many studies that support early active functional care like we offer in our office.
We Help Many People With Acute And Chronic Pain
In our office we utilize early active functional care for fast, complete, and long lasting results. We also get impressive results with chronic pain related to accidents that occurred many months or years before the patient comes to see us.