3 Compelling Reasons to See a Chiropractor for Auto Injuries

Millions of patients rely on chiropractic for auto injury care, and for good reason: Chiropractic is an efficient way to get you back to peak health after an auto collision. There are a myriad of advantages to seeing a chiropractor, but to start, these three studies showcase a few reasons why you'll want to give your Keizer chiropractor a call:

  1. 50% Drop in Headaches with Chiropractic: Headaches claim the well-being (and maybe even the sanity) of countless auto injury patients. That dull or sharp sensation above your eyes or at the back of your neck is not your imagination: Cervicogenic headaches are extremely common after a neck injury like whiplash. Fortunately, a study shows that patients under chiropractic care are more likely to experience at least a 50% reduction in the frequency of headaches, allowing them to cut their pain medication usage by 33%.
  2. Chiropractic Curbs Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorders: Who knew that an auto injury could spark a wave of problems in your jaw? For those of you with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, you'll be happy to know that chiropractic patients were significantly more likely to see a dip in pain compared to patients in a control group in one recent study.
  3. 93% of Whiplash Patients Improve with Chiropractic: The painstaking truth is that nearly half of all whiplash patients are plagued with chronic symptoms. That means they could be forced to endure months or even decades dealing with the nagging results of their car crash. With chiropractic however, you don't have to live in the shadow of your accident forever. A landmark study showed that up to 93% of individuals with whiplash have decreased symptoms after receiving chiropractic care, including those who were treated four years after their injury. A so-called "incurable" condition was resolved with chiropractic care. Now that's something to be thankful for.

Whether you were hurt yesterday or five years ago, auto injuries can wreck havoc on your health and happiness. To get through the mayhem (and the pain), you'll need a guide who understands the problem and knows how to fix it. That's where Dr. Bhasin and her team of chiropractors come in. Together, they have successfully treated thousands of patients in the Salem/Keizer areas. So don't let an auto injury rule your life. Call First Chiropractic and Rehab today!

References

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Jull G, Trott P, Potter H, et al. A randomized controlled trail of exercise and manipulative therapy for cervicogenic headache. Spine 2002; 27(17):1835-1843.

Kalamir, et al. Intra-oral myofascial therapy versus education and self-care in the treatment of chronic, myogenous temporomandibular disorder: a randomised, clinical trial. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013; 21: 17.

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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.