Treatment of Whiplash at Raab Chiropractic

June 28th, 2009

In whiplash there is damage to tissues of the body. We offer several different treatments because we want to see you out of pain. Treatments for whiplash can range from Chiropractic adjustments, to massage therapy, physcial therapy to surgical intervention. Our main concern after an accident or whiplash injury is to see you get well and we are going to do whatever it takes to do that.

Chiropractic and Chronic Whiplash from Auto Accident

June 25th, 2009

British Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine(1999) 22(1):22-25 reported that “chiropractic is the only proven effective treatment in chronic cases” of whiplash injury. The study was prompted by a previous article in the journal Injury which demonstrated that chiropractic treatment had benefited 26 out of 28 patients suffering from chronic whiplash syndrome.

The article concluded, “The results from this study provide further evidence that chiropractic is an effective treatment for chronic whiplash symptoms.” and that 74% of patients (69 out of 93) improved following treatment by a chiropractor.

Neck Pain- Chiropractic vs. Pain Killers

June 25th, 2009

Research was done in 1995 by a peer reviewed journal, Journal of Manipulative Physiologic Therapeutics 1995 (Oct); 18 (8): 530–536.

This research was done to evaluate the risks and to asses the benefits of cervical manipulation. The risks and benefits of (NSAIDS) non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, etc were also calculated.

The Conclusion of this research states: the best evidence indicates that cervical manipulation for neck pain is much safer than the use of NSAIDS, by as much as a factor of several hundred times. There is no evidence that indicates NSAID use is any more effective at relieving neck pain than cervical manipulation.

What this means in normal terms is that there is a lot of proof that shows that neck adjustments get better results and are much safer than taking medication for neck pain.

Spinal Decompression- Latest Research in Journal of Medicine

June 17th, 2009

Spinal Decompression was featured recently in the “Journal of Medicine” in the September 2008 issue. In the article 18 patients underwent Spinal Decompression. After the study concluded 16 out of 18 patients reported feeling significantly less pain from the noninvasive spinal decompression. The average pain the patients felt beginning decompression was a 7 out of 10, 10 being the worst pain possible. The average pain after ending Spinal Decompression was 0 out of 10.