More than one million men and women are injured in rear-end crashes annually in the United States, and a sizeable proportion of whiplash cases contribute to pain for years or even decades. The good news is that chiropractic has been found to be a highly effective way to manage whiplash injuries and prevent chronic pain. Dr. Bache has helped many Reisterstown, MD, residents who have experienced an auto accident and we may be able to help you, too!
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 effectiveness of chiropractic in 28 patients with long-term whiplash pain. The patients were referred to the doctor of chiropractic 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 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 practice here in Reisterstown, MD. Chiropractic care is a great method to enable you recuperate from auto injuries and prevent persistent pain and disability.
Don't suffer with old or recent motor vehicle injuries! We have been helping auto injury patients in Reisterstown, MD since 2001. Call our clinic today at (410) 833-8877 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.