More than one million men and women are injured in rear-end collisions every year in the US, and a substantial percentage of whiplash injury cases result in 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 avoid chronic pain. Dr. Bhasin has helped many Beaverton, OR , residents who have suffered an auto injury and we may 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 examined the effectiveness of chiropractic care in 28 people with debilitating whiplash pain. The patients were referred to the chiropractic physician an average of 15.5 (range, 3-44) months after the injury, and were questioned before care by both an third-party chiropractor and an orthopedic physician. The subjects 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 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 Beaverton, OR , #State#. Chiropractic care is a fantastic way that can help you heal from auto injuries and reduce persistent pain and disability.
Don't suffer from old or recent motor vehicle accidents! We have been providing care for auto injury patients in Beaverton, OR since 1990. Call our clinic today at (503) 642-2845 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.