Whiplash Injury Treatment with Dr. Bhasin

More than one million people are hurt in rear-end collisions annually in the United States, and a substantial fraction of whiplash injury cases result in pain for years or even decades. The good news is that chiropractic has been found to be a highly effective way to care for whiplash injuries and prevent chronic pain. Dr. Bhasin has helped many Salem, OR, residents who have experienced an auto injury and we may be able to help you, as well!

A 1996 British paper 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 persistent whiplash pain. The patients were referred to the chiropractor an average of 15.5 (range, 3-44) months after the accident, and were interviewed before care by both an third-party chiropractor and an orthopedic physician. The patients were allotted 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 examination 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 confirms what we find in our practice here in Salem, OR, #State#. Chiropractic adjustments are a fantastic way to enable you recuperate from auto injuries and reduce long-term pain and disability.

Don't suffer with old or recent auto injuries! We've been providing care for auto injury patients in Salem, OR since 1990. Call our office today at (503) 390-1552 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.