Were you in a car accident and suffer from post-traumatic injuries?
- Neck Pain
- Degeneration of the neck
- Herniated discs in the neck
- Pinched nerves in the neck
- TMJ and jaw pain
Whiplash injury occurs when the body reacts to a deceleration or acceleration force by hyperflexion or hyperextension of the neck.
Whiplash injuries are very common in car accidents. Numerous studies have shown that the forces on the occupant of a damaged vehicle can be five times the force to the vehicle.
Uncomplicated cases of whiplash are the result of sprained ligaments in the neck. The muscles naturally spasm as a protective mechanism. Pain from the whiplash may be a stiff neck and may go down one or both arms.
Relief for symptoms can be found with chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, acupuncture and active exercise.
A more severe case of whiplash is indicated by persistent pain that lasts for more than one month. This can indicate that the whiplash more extensively damaged your muscles and nerves. Whiplash can also lead to discs rupturing in the neck like a “slipped” or herniated disc in the back.
Other symptoms from a car accident and whiplash may include pain extending into the shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand, low back pain, headaches and more.
An article published in the Journal of Orthopedic Medicine in 1999 pointed out the superiority of chiropractic care for patients suffering from long term whiplash.
The authors of the article noted that a previous study had shown that 26 of 28 patients, or 93 percent of patients with chronic whiplash benefited from chiropractic care.
In the authors own study, they interviewed 100 consecutive chiropractic referrals of patients with chronic whiplash. Their results also showed that of the 93 patients who remained in the study, 69 of them, or 74 percent, found improvement.
The researchers concluded their opening comments with the statement, “The results from this study provide further evidence that chiropractic is an effective treatment for chronic whiplash symptoms.”
In our office Dr. Riad Tarrabain has years of training and the latest treatment and diagnostic techniques to determine your injury. We will refer you to a specialist when needed, obtain testing and provide documentation of our findings for insurance companies and attorneys. Dr. Tarrabain has for many years, specialized in the evaluation and care of whiplash victims. Because of this, he brings a high level of knowledge and experience to the assessment and care of each and every individual.