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WILSON, NC, January 08, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- 2.35 million people are injured or disabled in an auto accident each year. Auto accidents are the major cause of neck pain and whiplash, leading to a compromised ability to function on a daily basis. Whiplash injuries can take weeks or months to manifest in a person, that's why Hooper-Thurston chiropractors advise anyone injured in a car accident, even if you don't think you are hurt, to seek treatment.
Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, either backward, forward, or sideways, that can damage the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back.
In a study of car accidents and whiplash, 78% of victims suffered early whiplash symptoms. Getting treatment, such as chiropractic care, can minimize the long term effects of whiplash on the body. In that same study 80.5% of victims responded one year after their car accident, and 52% of those still suffered from pain neck at least 1 day a week. This "late whiplash" syndrome, is a collection of symptoms and disabilities seen more than six months after a neck injury occurring in a motor vehicle accident.
Chiropractic care utilizes manual manipulation of the spine to restore the normal movement and position of the spinal vertebrae.
"Many of my patients are struggling with serious pain due to whiplash, along with headaches and even difficulty concentrating on simple tasks," said Dr. Hooper. "Our office uses gentle adjustments to restore the spine, without drugs or surgery."
Whiplash injuries involve an unpredictable combination of nervous system, muscles joints and connective tissue disruption that is not simple to diagnose and can be even more of a challenge to treat. We help our patients understand the nature of whiplash injuries and discuss in detail how they should be treated.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident, give us a call now 252-237-2166 or visit http://www.elitecenters.net/index.php?p=3833
ABOUT HOOPER-THURSTON ELITE CHIROPRACTIC
Hooper-Thurston Elite Chiropractic features three trained chiropractors. Dr. Mark Hooper has completed hundreds of hours of post-graduate education in many treatments including neck conditions, accident injury and whiplash. Dr. Mark Thurston has been providing chiropractic care to patients in Wilson for over 20 years. He treats patients of all ages and with many different types of disorders. Dr. Nick Herbert has experience with treating conditions of the spine along with vertigo, gastrointestinal issues, headaches, and various other neurological and extremity conditions.
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