Chronic Pain, Car Crashes, and Chiropractic
Over 2 million people are hurt each year in automobile accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to heal from their injuries relatively quickly, many folks are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Arlington, VA office. Thankfully, Dr. Holcombe is here to help you recover from your auto injury.
The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was conducted on 28 people diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. Each participant received chiropractic treatment and 93 percent of them experienced pain relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic care is a great way to avoid chronic pain after an auto injury.
It's important to note that research has also found that putting off treatment after a car crash can adversely affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Holcombe as soon as possible is key to having a quicker recovery.
Dr. Holcombe has helped many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Arlington, VA office today for more information or an appointment.
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