Injured in an Auto Accident?
Many people in Amarillo experience whiplash injuries each year. Most car accidents are rear- end collisions involving varying degrees of severity. Many of the patients that we see at Chiropractic + Recovery who have been involved in a rear-end collision don’t even realize the injury exists until weeks or even months after the impact. Even though research today says otherwise, most medical doctors don’t always acknowledge the injuries that can occur at lower speeds. If you have been injured as the result of an accident, our Amarillo chiropractic clinic can help you understand the options that you have available.
The first step to successfully overcoming a whiplash injury is finding the right provider that understands your problem. Chiropractors are extensively trained in neck injuries like this and it’s crucial that you get your spine checked as soon as possible. Curbing long-term problems that can stem from whiplash means getting to a chiropractor sooner than later.
Whiplash in Amarillo, TX
Whiplash injuries are no laughing matter and the results can be devastating if these types of injuries are left untreated. What’s most unfortunate is that most people don’t even realize they have the injury sometimes months after their accident. In many cases, the problems stemming from the accident have escalated to more severe standing by the time a patient realizes they even have it.
Whiplash injuries tend to be more amplified in cars where the headrest is positioned too low.
When a headrest is in that position, it can act as an acceleration point when you are hit from
behind. A seemingly mild 5 mph impact will likely result in a head whipping motion backward at a far higher velocity causing a more severe injury.
The Woodward study noted that statistically, significant improvement was shown in 93% of the 28 patients studied while under chiropractic care. That particular research study on chiropractic care consisted of spinal manipulation, cryotherapy, and PNF. Also, many of the participants were treated prior to the study with NSAIDS, physiotherapy, and soft colors.
Chiropractic care has proven to be a highly effective modality for patients suffering injuries from motor vehicle accidents. The Woodward study was able to clearly document the rate of
success that most chiropractors observe in a clinical practice. Some of the most successfully treated symptoms ranged from headaches to neck pain, inter-scapular pain, and even back
pain. Often these were related to extremity pain with numbness and tingling.