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January 20, 2014
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Whiplash is an all-too-common consequence for the more than one million rear-end collisions that take place in the United States every year.  Although the classic symptoms of whiplash (headache, dizziness, neck, shoulder, jaw and/or arm pain) may subside after a few weeks of appropraite care, it's estimated that nearly one in four cases will become chronic, resulting in long-term discomfort and disability.

Chiropractic may offer the best opportunity for relief from the pain of whiplash, according to a study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine.  Ninety-three patients with chronic whiplash symptoms were divided into three groups based upon the nature and severity of their symptoms.  All 93 patients received an average of 19.3 chiropractic adjustments over the study period (about four months).

Results showed that two of the three groups (patients with neck pain, restricted neck range of motion and/or neurological symptoms) improved under chiropractic care, with 85.5% reporting "some benefit," 33.5% improving by two symptom grades, and 31% being relived of all symptoms.

If you or a loved one is suffering from whiplash, make an appointment with a doctor of chiropractic.  As the authors of this study conclude, when it comes to treating whiplash, "chiropractic is the only proven effective treatment."


Khan S, Cook J, Gargan M, et al. Asymptomatic classification of whiplash injury and the implications for treatment. Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine 1999: Vol. 21, No. 1, pp22-25.

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January 16, 2014
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Questions and answers about chiropractic

Question: My children don't have back pain. Why should I bring them in for chiropractic care?

Answer: The idea that chiropractic is a limited therapy for back (and other) pain is a common misunderstanding.  Chiropractors are really nervous system doctors. Chiropractors work primarily on the spine (back) because that's a common place where the nervous system can get impinged, stressed or irritated.

Because the nervous system controls the body, if any nerves are impinged, stressed or irritated the entire body may suffer. That's why you'll see clinical studies of children with a wide variety of conditions  responding to chiropractic care.  

Why do people with head tics (jerking); constipation; leg pain; tremors; ADD; sleeping problems; vision problems; concentration problems; digestive disorders; kidney problems; back, neck and head problems and many other conditions find their conditions resolve or greatly improve after a chiropractic adjustment?

Because chiropractic permits your nervous system to function better and when your nervous system functions better your entire body works better. Your body is the world's best doctor - when it's working better it's healing better - no matter what the disease.