The long term effects of car accidents

Do you know anyone with chronic pain from a car accident, or sports injury trauma?  Anyone with chronic pain could easily fit into this category. Research over the last ten (10) years shows that on average, 70% of whiplash injured patients continued to complain of symptoms from the original injury 15.5 years after the initial whiplash trauma.  Neck pain, back pain and tinnitus (ringing in ears) commonly increased between years 10 and 15, with 60% of symptomatic patients no longer going to a doctor, in the previous 5 years, because the doctors were unable to help their now chronic problem.   In addition, 18% of these patients had to take an early retirement due to health problems they attributed to their original whiplash injury.[1]

It’s well known that people that actually experience the above scenario never realize the connection of current symptoms to their previous history and actually go on to suffer with chronic pain for the rest of their lives never realizing that there is always help available.

We now can help many recover successfully from Post Traumatic Whiplash Syndrome.  These injuries , if left untreated,  can influence overall health and become very debilitating.  So do not ignore the signs, listen to your body, you deserve to experience a renewed pain-free healthy life.

When your spine moves freely and without limits, the vertebrae of in the upper part of your neck; produce endorphins, which act as “nature’s”  pain killers in your body.  When the supporting structures (discs, ligaments/muscles) to these vertebrae become injured or damaged, the vertebrae lock up and no longer produce pain relieving endorphins, the result is creating an extremely pain sensitive body, such as seen in fibromyalgia, etc.

The good news is that my specialized technique of  Spinal Motion Therapy (SMT), which encompasses gentle non-mechanized decompressing and unloading the spine, specific adjustment and segmental rehabilitation, can reverse the above mentioned dysfunctional spinal fixations, restoring normal fluidal movement.  Call now to schedule your spinal evaluation, 201-487-3131!


[1] Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British) November 1996, Vol. 78-B, No. 6, pp. 955-7 B. Squires, M, F. Garman, G. C. Bannister: From the University of Bristol, England

[1] Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British) November 1996, Vol. 78-B, No. 6, pp. 955-7 B. Squires, M, F. Garman, G. C. Bannister: From the University of Bristol, England

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