Florissant, get the right care for whiplash

long term painGetting the right care for whiplash in Florissant can be a challenge. Accidents are common in a metro area and can result in injuries to our neck and back that produce long term pain.

One study found that of people that were rear-ended, 30% were still suffering pain TWO YEARS after the crash! A study in the United Kingdom noted that “43% of patients will suffer long-term symptoms following ‘whiplash’ injury, for which no conventional medical treatment has proven to be effective.” Conventional treatment means drugs, physical therapy or surgery.

The difficulty dealing with auto accident injuries is because most of the damage is to the ligaments and small joints of the neck and low back. Injury to these structures can result in weakness or scar tissue adhesion. This then affects the normal position and motion of the spinal bones. This type of injury can be difficult to diagnose or treat with conventional medical care such as drugs. The lack of the treatment or the right kind of treatment can cause an increased risk of the injured joints degenerating and chronic pain.

Good News For Florissant

There is good news for those who are hurting in the Florissant area. Studies have shown that chiropractic care is effective for treating whiplash injury from auto accidents.

      • 1. The first study revealed a 93% PATIENT IMPROVEMENT!
      • 2. The second study revealed a 74-94% PATIENT IMPROVEMENT!

Research has proven: chiropractic care is probably the most effective treatment for whiplash injury. Why choose anything else?

Dr. Schmaltz has had great success treating whiplash victims in the Florissant area. Since graduation in 1984, he has years of additional training and treating people who have been injured in car accidents. After a detailed consultation and examination, he focuses on the source of your injury, not just treating your symptoms. Our office has a great success rate in treating whiplash injury patients. Since graduating in 1984, Dr. Martin Schmaltz has years of experience and additional training diagnosing and treating auto accident victims. We focus on the source of your injury and not just treat the symptoms.

If you live in Florissant and have been involved in an auto accident, call our office today at (314) 731-4383 or CLICK TO CALL AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. You owe it to yourself to get checked out and not live in long term pain.
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