Approximately 2.3 million people are hurt every year in car accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to heal from their injuries fairly quickly, many are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Arlington office. Thankfully, Dr. Ernst is here to help you heal from your auto injury.
Research Supports Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident
The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was carried out on 28 people diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic care and 93 percent of them found relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic care is a great way to avoid long-term pain after a crash.
It's important to note that research has also found that putting off care after a car crash can negatively affect healing time, so getting in to see Dr. Ernst at the earliest opportunity is key to having a speedier recovery.
We Can Help Patients Find Relief From Pain After a Car Accident
Dr. Ernst has worked with many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Arlington office today for more information or an appointment.
- Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
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