Charlotte, NC Whiplash Treatment
Over 1 million men and women are hurt in rear-end crashes every year in the US, and a significant percentage of whiplash injury cases contribute to pain for years or even decades. The good news is that chiropractic care has been found to be an effective way to manage whiplash injuries and prevent chronic pain. Dr. Gomez has helped many Charlotte, NC, residents who have suffered an auto injury and we may very well be able to help you, too!
A 1996 British research study sums up the problem:
"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 success of chiropractic care in twenty-eight patients with persistent whiplash pain. The patients were referred to the chiropractic physician an average of 15.5 (range, 3-44) months after the injury, and were interviewed before treatment by both an independent chiropractor and an orthopedic physician. The subjects 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 examination 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 agrees with what we find in our office here in Charlotte, NC. Chiropractic care is a fantastic way that can help you recover from auto injuries and prevent future pain and disability.
Don't suffer with old or recent auto accidents! We've been helping auto injury patients in Charlotte, NC since 2001. Call our office today at (704) 377-0800 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.