As a chiropractor working in a busy office, I have seen my share of accidents and personal injury cases. From whiplash to lower back pain, the trauma associated with accidents can not only be initially debilitating, but can also have lasting effects.
Chiropractic care has been shown to ameliorate the effects of trauma in both children and adults. Even in cases of paralysis following accident, chiropractic adjustments have helped restore certain levels of functionality.
One 1993 case of an 11 year old boy who had lost the use of his arms and legs following a high-jump accident reported that the child experienced almost full functionality after 3 months of chiropractic care. Prior to that time, he had not responded to 3 months of hospital care, including steroid therapy.
Following any kind of trauma it is very important to have yourself checked by Kennesaw area chiropractor to make sure that subluxation based damage to the spine and neck is treated promptly.
Woo, C.C. 1993. Post-traumatic myelopathy following high jump: a pilot case of spinal manipulation. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 16(5):336-41.