Whiplash

Over 1 million people are injured in rear-end collisions annually in the US, and a sizeable proportion of whiplash cases result in pain for years or even decades. The good news is that chiropractic has been found to be an effective way to treat whiplash injuries and avoid chronic pain. Dr. BenEliyahu has helped many Selden, NY, residents who have suffered an auto injury and we might be able to help you, as well!

A 1996 British paper 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 report studied the effectiveness of chiropractic in twenty-eight people with persistent whiplash pain. The patients were referred to the doctor of chiropractic an average of 15.5 (range, 3-44) months after the collision, and were interviewed before treatment by both an third-party 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 agrees with what we find in our practice here in Selden, NY, #State#. Chiropractic care is a great strategy that can help you recover from auto injuries and reduce chronic pain and disability.

Don't endure old or recent auto accidents! We've been helping auto injury patients in Selden, NY since 1983. Call our office today at (631) 736-4414 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.