Whiplash Trauma

More than one million men and women are hurt in rear-end collisions every year in the United States, and a significant proportion of auto injury cases contribute to pain for years or even decades. The good news is that chiropractic care has been found to be a highly effective way to treat whiplash injuries and avoid chronic pain. Dr. Valente has helped many Midtown East, NY, residents who have suffered from an auto accident and we might be able to help you, too!

 

A 1996 British scientific 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 individuals with long-term whiplash pain. The patients were referred to the chiropractor an average of 15.5 (range, 3-44) months after the injury, and were interviewed before care by both an third-party chiropractor and an orthopedic physician. The patients were allotted 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 evaluation 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 affirms what we find in our clinic here in Midtown East, NY. Chiropractic care is a fantastic method that can help you recover from auto injuries and prevent chronic pain and disability.

Don't endure old or recent auto accidents! We've been helping auto injury patients in Midtown East, NY since 2007. Call our clinic today at (917) 338-7917 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.