"What Is The Connection Between Whiplash And Concussion?"

Hello everyone.

Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.

I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza.

I am also a Certified Posture Expert and a Certified Postural Neurologist with the American Posture Institute.

I am also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist.

Today we are going to talk about whiplash and concussion and see if there is link between the two.

Whiplash is characterized by a constellation of symptoms that are very similar to people who have suffered a minor Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) or concussion.

These being but not limited to headaches, neck pain, dizziness, loss of balance, nausea, vomiting, visual problems, brain fog and difficulty concentrating.

Because chiropractic care gets such great results with whiplash injuries, researchers queried if the same would hold true for patients with concussions.

March 2015 in the Journal of Physicians and Sports Medicine, researchers looked at 5 case histories of concussed patients whose symptoms had not resolved within 30 days and had become chronic.

Three of these concussions were due to sports injuries, one due to slip and fall, and one due to a motor vehicle accident.

They all began a course of chiropractic care focusing on adjustment of the cervical spine only. And the results were incredible!

Improvement in all 5 cases ranged from 80% improvement to complete resolution and all within a time frame of 3 months.

This study thus concluded that yes there is a connection between whiplash and concussion, and also that chiropractic care gets great results with both.

So if you have had a whiplash or a concussion or both, you need to get your neck checked right away.

And this is where I can help you. Remember that consultations here in our office are always free of charge and these also include a detailed postural analysis.
 
All you have to do is call 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.

Life Chiropractic Centre …. Helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington, Ontario.

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