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Chiropractic Proven Effective in Treatment of Whiplash Injuries

Posted on January 23, 2010 - Filed Under Whiplash treatment
Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash injuries, as most of us are aware, are the most common causes of severe pain in the neck and spine areas of body. At the same time, the chiropractic treatments have also been gaining popularity as a successful measure for the effective treatment of whiplash injuries. Indeed, several treated patients and medical professionals consider chiropractic to be the only proven effective treatment for whiplash injuries.

The widespread popularity of chiropractic treatment for whiplash injuries has also been promoted by the several surveys, studies, and researches held related to the medical field. As found in the recent studies carried out in Britain, conventional methods of treatment of patients with whiplash injuries were not considerably successful. However, the real successful treatments were often the ones that utilized chiropractic treatment. The success rate was more than 80% with chiropractic treatment and was considerably lower with the conventional treatment methods for whiplash injuries.

As a matter of fact, whiplash injuries can be quite difficult in terms of medical evaluation. This is because the symptoms of whiplash injuries are very subtle in the beginning and are very difficult to diagnose, unless the accident causing the injuries was very severe. The symptoms may even take months to appear, making the situation bad to worse, due to delay in treatment. This is why the conventional treatment often does not work as expected. However, the chiropractic treatments focus on rectifying the underlying cause of the pain. This involves correcting and adjusting the spine and neck  in order to relieve your pain due to whiplash injury. The minimal usage of drugs and ease the natural healing capability of your body are the key factors that make the chiropractic treatment very effective in the treatment of whiplash injuries.

Chiropractors diagnose and evaluate the entire spine and other joints that might have been affected. Careful treatment by a chiropractor can give quicker relief than most other methods of treatment, in case of whiplash injury.

The success stories of chiropractic in the treatment of whiplash injuries are well evident by several research studies. Chiropractic care has always been proven to be highly effective with higher success rates than its conventional counterparts. For instance, over 93 percent of the patients with chronic whiplash were helped by chiropractic treatment, according to a 1999 Journal of Orthopedic Medicine article.

Author: Dr. Steven Read is a 1988 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. He has been practicing in Jacksonville, FL for over 20 years. He is the clinic director for Ortega Chiropractic and Medical Rehab.