Thousands of people in Mountain Home experience whiplash injuries each year. Most accidents are rear end collisions and can vary in severity. Many people that have had a rear end collision don't even realize that they received injuries until weeks or months after the impact. Medical doctors do not always acknowledge injuries that occur at lower speeds, but research today says differently. If you have been injured in an accident this article from Long Chiropractic will help you understand the options that you have.
To have success with a whiplash injury its important to work with a provider that understands the problem. Chiropractors are trained for these types of injuries. If you have recently been injured, it's important to get your spine checked as soon as possible, even if your symptoms are not severe. The goals is to avoid them coming in the future.
When Should You Seek Treatment?
Whiplash injuries are a serious matter. The results are devastating when an injury of this caliber is left untreated. What's unfortunate is that most people don't even realize their injured until long after the accident. The problems have usually escalated significantly by the time they realize they need someones help. It's important to take action early.
Injuries are more significant when the headrest is positioned too low. If your headrest is positioned too log it can act as an acceleration point when you are hit from behind. A 5 mph impact can result in the head whipping back at a much higer rate of speed causing greater injury.
Statistically significant improvement was noted for 93% of the 28 patients studied, in the Woodward study, while under chiropractic care. In the research study chiropractic care consisted of spinal manipulation, PNF, and cryotherapy. Many of the patients were treated prior to the study with NSAIDS, soft colors and physiotherapy. 15 and 1/2 months was the average amount of time it took for a patient to begin chiropractic care after a motor vehicle accident.
Chiropractic care is an effective modality for patients that have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. The study mentioned earlier was able to clearly document the success and experience most chiropractors have in clinical practice. Symptoms ranging from headaches to neck pain, back pain, inter-scapular pain and related extremity pain with numbness and tingling often respond to quality chiropractic care.
Doctor Joseph Long at Long Chiropractic has experience helping individuals suffering from symptoms of a whiplash injury. Call today to see if chiropractic care can help you.