Killeen Auto Injury Treatment: Whiplash

Over one million men and women are injured in rear-end crashes every year in the US, and a sizeable percentage of whiplash cases result in pain for years or even decades. The good news is that chiropractic has been found to be a powerful way to care for auto injuries and prevent chronic pain. Dr. Dorn has helped many Killeen, TX, residents who have suffered an auto injury and we may be able to help you, as well!

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 paper examined the advantages of chiropractic in 28 individuals with chronic whiplash pain. The patients were referred to the doctor of chiropractic an average of 15.5 (range, 3-44) months after the crash, and were interviewed before treatment by both an independent 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 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 affirms what we find in our office here in Killeen, TX. Chiropractic care is a fantastic method that can help you recover from auto injuries and reduce persistent pain and disability.

Don't endure old or recent motor vehicle injuries! We've been providing care for auto injury patients in Killeen, TX since 1998. Call our office today at (254) 690-7090 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.