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By: Dr Gary Robertson DC

Whiplash injuries are the most common causes of severe pain in the neck. Chiropractic treatment has been gaining popularity as an effective treatment of whiplash injuries. In fact, many patients and medical professionals consider chiropractic to be the most effective treatment for whiplash injuries.

The widespread popularity of chiropractic treatment for whiplash injuries has been promoted by a variety of medical professionals and scientific studies. Recent studies carried out in Britain, compared conventional methods of treatment of patients with whiplash injuries to those recieving chiropractic care.  The results showed a success rate of more than 80% for those patients under chiropractic treatment a level significantly higher than that achieved for patients under conventional care for whiplash injuries.

The symptoms of whiplash injuries are very subtle in the beginning and are very difficult to diagnose, unless the accident causing the injuries was very severe. Whiplash symptoms may even take days or weeks to appear, making the treatment options less than optimal due to the delay in initiating care.   Chiropractors are well trained to assess and treat whiplash injuries and chiropractic treatments focus on rehabilitating the soft tissues and joints in the injured area. Chiropractic treatment for Whiplash Injuries can provide quicker pain relief and better overall recovery than most other methods of treatment.

In the treatment of Whiplash Injuries, the success of Chiropractic treatemnt versus other treatment protocols has been well documented. In a 1999 Journal of Orthopedic Medicine article, over 93 percent of the patients with chronic whiplash were helped by chiropractic treatment.

If you have been in an accident and have pain, even if it is minor, consult with a doctor who has experience treating accident injuries. Our professional staff has over 20 years experience in managing Personal Injury cases.
Author: Dr. Gary Robertson is a 1989 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. He has over 20 years expreience treating patients with accident injuries and has post-graduate training in Whiplash and Spinal Trauma, Spinal Biomechanics and Spinal Rehabilitation. Dr Robertson serves as the President for the Dade County Chiropractic Society.