Comparison of Sensorimotor Disturbance Between Subjects With Persistent Whiplash-Associated Disorder and Subjects With Vestibular Pathology Associated With Acoustic Neuroma
As a chiropractor, I find it unfathomable that a patient involved in a motor vehicle accident would not seek chiropractic care. The known involvement of the facet joints coupled with altered signals being sent up to the brain from the receptors around the joints produces a condition that ONLY manipulation will impact. Rehab exercises, medications, interferential, ultrasound, massage–these will not affect the proprioceptive input to the brain like an adjustment.
This article further supports the idea that dysfunction of the facet joints following whiplash-type injuries are real, and need to be addressed to prevent long term dysfunction.