Over 1 million people are hurt in rear-end collisions annually in the United States, and a significant percentage of whiplash 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 address whiplash injuries and prevent chronic pain. Dr. Calantoni has helped many Bridesburg, PA, residents who have suffered an auto accident and we may be able to help you, too!
A 1996 British scientific 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 care in twenty-eight patients with persistent whiplash pain. The patients were referred to the chiropractor an average of 15.5 (range, 3-44) months after the crash, and were interviewed 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 analysis 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 matches what we find in our clinic here in Bridesburg, PA, #State#. Chiropractic is a great strategy to help you recuperate from auto injuries and prevent future pain and disability.
Don't suffer with old or recent auto accidents! We have been providing care for auto injury patients in Bridesburg, PA since 2007. Call our clinic today at (215) 743-5330 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.