Danville, California (EastBayDaily) — Last year (2010), a study published in the journal European Neurology retrospectively analyzed the data on 500 consecutive patients with whiplash injury/ The authors noted that cervical arterial dissection* can become symptomatic months after a whiplash injury.
*refers to a tear in the inner wall of a major artery in your neck.
In this study, 37.5% occurred between 4 -12 months post whiplash injury.
In this study, the authors found that head-on collisions and rear-end collisions were equally likely to produce a cervical artery dissection; and that low speed collisions were just as likely as higher speed collisions to create a post-traumatic cervical artery dissection.
Most importantly, they found that there is an increased risk of posttraumatic cervical artery dissection within 12 months after whiplash injury by about 400 times compared to the uninjured population.
Car accidents are an important risk factor for arterial dissections. The victims of car accidents should be screened for arterial dissections.
Dr. Benjamin Altadonna, publisher of “The Chiropractic Impact Report”, an online monthly source of auto injury information for the general public says, “Finally, there is a place to go online that reveals why chiropractic works, how it works, and how it can benefit car accident victims. I’ve created this website to give car accident victims the education and confidence they need to make their own choice as to who should care for their injuries. This site includes easy to read information on “Chronic Pain From Whiplash Injury”, “Neck Injuries And The Acceleration of Neck Arthritis”, “Pre-Accident Arthritis of the Neck”, “Healing Time For Injured Soft Tissues”, “Problems With Pain Medicines”, “The Benefits Of Chiropractic”, “Understanding Whiplash Injury”, and much more.”
This month at “TheChiropracticImpactReport.com”, the relationship between auto accident injuries and arthritis and according to accident injury expert Dr. Dan Murphy, D.C., “Biomechanically, spinal osteoarthritis begins as an injury or stress that causes local muscular hypertonicity, segmental joint dysfunction and misalignment. This early stage of pathophysiology is ideally aborted with spinal manipulation. Later stages of the osteoarthritic pathophysiological response, involving altered proprioception, muscle weakness, and reduced mobility from stabilization are also improved with joint manipulation, exercise, and targeted tissue work. The modern chiropractor is well trained in each of these clinical approaches. Additionally, today’s modern chiropractor has management skills in several of the systemic factors in osteoarthritis, including obesity, free radical damage, repetitive strains, and ergonomics.”
If you’ve been in an automobile accident, you can learn more and find a doctor in your area that treats auto accident injuries by going to http://www.TheChiropracticImpactReport.com