Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Whiplash Advice and Treatment

Have you ever suffered from whiplash?  You are not alone!  Of the six million injuries per year due to motor vehicle crashes, about three million people suffer from whiplash-type injuries.  Of those, 500,000-900,000 will develop chronic pain.  Dr. Dan Murphy, a chiropractor who teaches on the subject of whiplash throughout the world explains “We have always known that chiropractors are effective with whiplash, but there were lots of theories as to why.  Now it appears that by the very nature of what chiropractors do, we are most effectively treating the tissues injured during an accident.”

According to two new studies - one in the journal of Injury and another in the Journal of Orthopedic Medicine – people who failed under traditional medical management were referred to chiropractors for the treatment of chronic whiplash pain.  “In both studies, the results were phenomenal, and one of the conclusions is that chiropractic is the only proven effective treatment for chronic whiplash,” says Dr. Murphy.

Research published in the Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain show that there are risk factors for acute whiplash injury and chronic pain can occur even after the most minor of accidents.  “We are finding that risk factors for acute injury, such as having the head rotated, being out of position in the vehicle, lack of preparation for the crash and being struck from the rear, are present not only for initial injury, but also for chronic injury,” says Dr. Michael Freeman, a chiropractor and PhD clinical assistant professor of epidemiology at Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine.

Dr. James Thatcher, licensed chiropractor in Colorado Springs, Colorado is highly skilled in the diagnosis of whiplash as well as other auto accident injuries.  Thatcher Chiropractic urges all accident victims to seek chiropractic treatment immediately.  Missing the important two week window of time following injury significantly increases the likelihood of a chronic condition.  Please contact us today for a free diagnostic evaluation.

Chiropractic Treatments for Auto Accident Injuries:

Neck Treatment
Lower Back Pain Treatment
Neck therapy
Herniated Disk Treatment
Headache Problems

Thatcher Chiropractic is located at 3535 American Drive in Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917 near the intersection at Austin Bluffs Parkway and Academy Boulevard.  For more information you can visit our website at  If you have additional questions or if you wish to schedule an appointment, please contact us by phone.  You can reach us at (719) 574-3700.

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