Victims of car accidents often suffer a minor injury to the neck known as whiplash. It occurs when your head suddenly moves backward and then forward – similar to the motion of someone cracking a whip. If it isn’t treated correctly, it can worsen and cause chronic neck pain.
Research has shown that patients suffering from chronic neck pain could benefit from a whole body physical fitness regimen to reduce discomfort. But in a study done with 216 whiplash patients, specific neck exercises led by a trained therapist increased a patient’s odds of recovery by up to 44% compared to 28% in the generalized exercise group.
These statistics show that auto injury patients do benefit from the skills of a medical professional trained in exercise treatments, such as a chiropractor. An exercise regimen along with spinal manipulation techniques can lessen chronic pain in the neck with targeted interventions.
If you, a friend, or family member suffers from whiplash, call us today at 732-431-2155 to schedule an appointment with a member of the Advanced Wellness team.