Whiplash injuries refer to injuries to the neck, which is caused by an abrupt jerking motion of the head. This often occurs in automobile accidents, amusement rides, falls and while playing sports.
According to Arthur C. Croft, D.C., M.Sc., M.P.H., F.A.C.O., director of the Spine Research Institute in San Diego, “Nearly one out of 15 adult Americans suffers from the annoying and sometimes debilitating long-term effects of whiplash injury, usually in the form of neck stiffness and pain.” He added, “While chiropractic care in the acute stage can often stave off this unpleasant outcome, two of the studies have shown that even in the chronic stage, chiropractic intervention can provide up to 90 percent relief for these sufferers.”
Dr. Croft also referred to research done by Gargan and Bannister, which states, “93 percent of the 28 patients studied retrospectively were found to have a statistically significant improvement following chiropractic care. Chiropractic care in this study consisted of spinal manipulation, PNF (Stretching)
Furthermore, two more studies by authors Giles and Muller in the Journal of Manipulative Physiology and Therapy stated that, “For chronic spinal pain in general, when compared to acupuncture and traditional medical approaches, chiropractic has generally shown to be more effective.”
The doctors of ChiroCarolina, a chiropractic clinic in Charlotte, NC, strongly support the claims made by Dr. Croft and the Foundation of Chiropractic Progress.
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