injury occurs when the body reacts to a deceleration or
acceleration force by hyper-flexion or hyperextension of
the neck. Whiplash injuries are very common in car accidents.
Numerous studies have shown that the forces on the occupant
of a damaged vehicle can be five times the force to the
cases of whiplash are the result of sprained ligaments in
the neck. The muscles go into spasm as a protective mechanism
following a car accident. Pain from the whiplash may be
a stiff neck and may go down one or both arms.
Cady will treat you with gentle chiropractic adjustments,
physical therapy, massage therapy and bracing when necessary.
Treatment and improvement will begin right away. The sooner
you get the right help, the faster you will feel normal
severe case of whiplash is indicated by persistent pain
that lasts for more than one month. This can indicate that
the whiplash more extensively damaged your muscles and nerves.
Whiplash can also lead to discs rupturing in the neck like
a "slipped" or herniated disc in the back. Other
symptoms from a car accident and whiplash may include pain
extending into the shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand, low back
pain, headaches and more.
An article published in the Journal of Orthopedic Medicine
in 1999 pointed out the superiority of chiropractic care
for patients suffering from long term whiplash. The authors
of the article noted that a previous study had shown that
26 of 28 patients or 93 percent of patients with chronic
whiplash benefited from chiropractic care.
the authors' own study, they interviewed 100 consecutive
chiropractic referrals of patients with chronic whiplash.
Their results also showed that of the 93 patients who remained
in the study, 69 of them, or 74 percent, found improvement.
researchers concluded their opening comments with the statement,
“The results from this study provide further evidence
that chiropractic is an effective treatment for chronic
our office we have years of training and the latest treatment
and diagnostic techniques to determine your injury. We will
refer you to a specialist when needed, obtain testing and
provide documentation of our findings for insurance companies
and attorneys. Dr. Cady has for many years, specialized
in the evaluation and care of whiplash victims. Because
of this, he brings a high level of knowledge and experience
to the assessment and care of each and every individual.
us today at 408-739-2273 and get out of
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