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A number of important studies have documented the remarkable benefit of cervical spine (neck) joint manipulation (adjustment) for neck pain including for chronic whiplash mechanism neck pain. A few such studies include these (13, 14, 15, 16):


In 1996, the journal Injury published a study titled (13):


Chiropractic treatment of chronic ‘whiplash’ injuries


The authors of this study are from the University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bristol, UK. The authors retrospectively evaluated the effects of chiropractic in a group of 28 patients who had been referred with chronic ‘whiplash’ syndrome. The 28 chronic whiplash patients in this study were treated by a chiropractor using “specific spinal manipulation, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and cryotherapy.” The treatment was evaluated by an independent orthopedic surgeon, M. Woodward, who was blinded as to the treatment. The results showed that following chiropractic treatment, 93% of the patients had improved. The authors stated:


“The results of this retrospective study would suggest that benefits can occur in over 90% of patients undergoing chiropractic treatment for chronic whiplash injury.”




In 1999, a second article pertaining to the chiropractic management of chronic whiplash appeared in the Journal of Orthopedic Medicine, and is titled (14):


A symptomatic classification of whiplash injury and the implications for treatment


     In this study, the authors retrospectively evaluated 93 consecutive patients seen in chiropractic clinics for chronic whiplash symptoms. All patients underwent spinal manipulation, a high velocity, low amplitude thrust to a specific vertebral segment by a licensed chiropractor. These authors made the following points and conclusions:


“Conventional treatment of patients with whiplash symptoms is disappointing.”


“In chronic cases, no conventional treatment has proved successful.”


 “Chiropractic is the only proven effective treatment in chronic [whiplash] cases.”


“Our results confirm the efficacy of chiropractic, with 69 of our 93 patients (74%) improving following treatment.”


 “The results from this study provide further evidence that chiropractic is an effective treatment for chronic whiplash symptoms.”