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Standard treatment recommendations include pain medication, a neck collar and rest. However, with this typical treatment program, many patients continue to suffer.
Chiropractic, in contrast to most other treatments, has done well over the years treating whiplash injuries, helping prevent many injuries from becoming chronic, and helping to reduce pain and suffering in many that have become chronic.
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Recently a group of medical researchers from Dublin, Ireland, compared a treatment approach similar to that used by chiropractors with that of medication and rest. Sixty-one patients seen at the emergency room for whiplash injury were divided into two groups to receive these two different treatments.
The group receiving manipulation had greater reduction of pain and return of movement than did the group treated with medication, rest and neck collars. The results led the researchers to conclude that whiplash is better treated with early active treatment like chiropractic.