Chiropractic treatment of chronic ‘whiplash’ injuries
A ChiroSecure Research Update
Abstract: A retrospective study was undertaken to determine the effects of chiropractic in a group of 28 patients who had been referred with chronic ‘whiplash’ syndrome.
Discussion: The severity of patients’ symptoms was assessed before and after treatment using the Gargan and Bannister (1990) classification. Twenty-six (93 per cent) patients improved following chiropractic treatment (U = 34, P < 0.001).
Conclusion: Twenty-six (93 per cent) patients improved following chiropractic treatment (U = 34, P < 0.001). The encouraging results from this retrospective study merit the instigation of a prospective randomized controlled trial to compare conventional with chiropractic treatment in chronic ‘whiplash’ injury.
Reference: Woodward MN, Cook JC, Gargan MF, Bannister GC. Chiropractic treatment of chronic ‘whiplash’ injuries. Injury. 1996 Nov;27(9):643-5. doi: 10.1016/s0020-1383(96)00096-4. PMID: 9039361. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9039361/