Tulsa, OK Whiplash Treatment
More than 1 million men and women are hurt in rear-end crashes annually in the US, and a substantial fraction of auto injury cases result in pain for years or even decades. The good news is that chiropractic has been found to be a successful way to address whiplash injuries and avoid chronic pain. Dr. Bogan has helped many Tulsa, OK, residents who have suffered an auto injury and we may 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 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 injury, and were questioned before care 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 confirms what we find in our practice here in Tulsa, OK, #State#. Chiropractic is a wonderful strategy that can help you heal from auto injuries and reduce long-lasting pain and disability.
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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.