Benko Chiropractic, PC

Chiropractic for Auto Injury Treatment

Over one million men and women are injured in rear-end crashes annually in the US, and a sizeable percentage of auto injury cases result in pain for years or even decades. The good news is that chiropractic has been found to be a successful way to treat whiplash injuries and avoid chronic pain. Dr. Benko has helped many Schererville, IN, residents who have suffered an auto accident and we may very well be able to help you, as well!

A 1996 British study sums up the problem:

"The 'whiplash" syndrome is a collection of symptoms produced as a result of soft-tissue injury of the cervical spine. The accumulated literature suggests that 43 percent of patients will suffer long-term symptoms following 'whiplash' injury. If patients are still symptomatic after three months then there is almost a 90 per cent chance that they will remain so. No conventional treatment has proven to be effective in these established chronic cases."

The authors of this report studied the effectiveness of chiropractic care in twenty-eight patients with chronic whiplash pain. The patients were referred to the chiropractor an average of 15.5 (range, 3-44) months after the accident, and were interviewed before care by both an independent chiropractor and an orthopedic physician. The subjects were assigned to one of four classification groups: A - No symptoms; B - Symptoms are a nuisance; C - Symptoms are intrusive; and, D - Symptoms are disabling. The initial evaluation placed 27 of the 28 patients in groups C or D.

"Following treatment, 26 (93 per cent) of the patients had improved: 16 by one symptom group and 10 by two symptom groups. This improvement was independent of whether it was assessed by an orthopaedic surgeon or a chiropractor. In the group that had improved, 17 had stopped their treatment at the time of assessment; symptoms had recurred to a minor degree in four (24 per cent) of these patients and they were considering further treatment."

This affirms what we find in our clinic here in Schererville, IN, #State#. Chiropractic is a fantastic method that may help you recuperate from auto injuries and reduce the risk of long-term pain and disability.

Don't suffer from old or recent motor vehicle accidents! We have been providing care for auto injury patients in Schererville, IN since 1991. Call our clinic today at (219) 322-9999 to see how we can help you.

Woodward MN, Cook JCH, Gargan MF, Bannister GC. Chiropractic treatment of chronic 'whiplash' injuries. Injury: International Journal of the Care of the Injured 1996;27(9):643-645.