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Tallahassee, FL Back Pain and Pregnancy Care

Tallahassee, FL chiropractor

While many women automatically assume that back pain and pregnancy go hand in hand, they are often surprised when they learn that this is not necessarily the case. In fact, chiropractic adjustments can often help alleviate persistant back pain for pregnant women by as much as 85 percent.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Back Pain and Pregnancy

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped many pregnant women with back pain in our Tallahassee, FL office.

A research study published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies involved 115 women who were pregnant (most of which were in their third trimester) and reported pain in their low back, pelvic area, or both. Data was gathered prior to the study, as well as one week, one month, three months, and one year after treatment commenced. At each follow-up, the participants were asked to rate their level of pain based on a 7-point scale to determine whether it was better, worse, or stayed the same. The results?

More than half reported that their pain was better after one week of chiropractic treatment. After one month, that amount jumped up to 70 percent, climbing even more to 85 percent showing improvement at the three month mark. Improvement was still reported at six months post-treatment, which was generally after childbirth, and continued to the final data collection one year after treatment commenced.

There are also many additional advantages of chiropractic care during pregnancy. Not only does it effectively ease back pain, but it does it in a completely natural and non-invasive way. This means that you don't have to worry about taking any medications or undergoing any type of treatment that could potentially harm your unborn child.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers Can Help Patients Find Relief From Back Pain During Pregnancy

Furthermore, it makes your time spent carrying your baby more pleasant. When you're not distracted with pain, you can enjoy the experience even more as you prepare your home and your life for all of the fun and exciting changes that lie ahead.

We're here in Tallahassee, FL to help you have a healthy, pain-free pregnancy. Give us a call today at (305) 246-0056 to make an appointment.

Peterson CK, Muhlemann D, & Humphreys BK. Outcomes of pregnant patients with low back pain undergoing chiropractic treatment: a prospective cohort study with short term, medium term and 1 year follow-up. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014;22(15):doi:10.1186/2045-709X-22-15.

 

Preventing Migraines with Chiropractic

Tallahassee, FL natural migraine treatment by  Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation CentersWith the Migraine Research Foundation reporting that migraines affect 38 million adults and children in the United States (more than diabetes and asthma put together), it's no surprise that Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees a lot of migraine sufferers in our Tallahassee, FL office. Although some people try to relieve migraine pain with drugs, chiropractic care is a fantastic, all-natural approach that often provides positive results.

Research Shows Chiropractic Care Helps With Migraines

For example, one report published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics involved 127 participants ranging in age from 10 to 70-years-old who struggled with regular (at least monthly) headaches. Each subject engaged in up to 16 chiropractic sessions. The patients noted that their headache frequency, duration, and disability two months before the treatments began, during the duration of the sessions (which was two months), and two months post-treatment.

What the researchers discovered is that chiropractic adjustments reduced the frequency, duration, and disability of the migraine pain when compared with the control patients who didn't receive chiropractic. Furthermore, this enabled them to take less medication for the pain, providing them an all-natural answer for a chronic condition.

Another article found that a combination of chiropractic and neck massage reduced migraine headaches almost 68%.

If you have migraine pain and are looking for help, call Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers today and request an appointment in our Tallahassee, FL chiropractic office. We'll do what we can to help you become pain-free!

Research Papers

Migraine Fact Sheet. Migraine Research Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.migraineresearchfoundation.org/fact-sheet.html on November 2, 2015
Noudeh Y et al. (2012). Reduction of current migraine headache pain following neck massage and spinal manipulation. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork;5(1):5-13
Tuchin P et al. (2000, February). A randomized controlled trial of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics;23(2):91-5

 

Knee Pain Treatment with Chiropractic

Tallahassee, FL natural knee knee pain treatmentKnee pain is a frequent issue for people in our Tallahassee, FL chiropractic office, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has successfully provided many of these folks relief. This is mostly because chiropractic care has been found to help with many types of knee pain.

For example, some individuals encounter pain in and around the knee area due to osteoarthritis. Research has demonstrated that this condition responds very well to chiropractic--and rather quickly, too. In fact, one article published in The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association found that people with osteoarthritis in their knees felt considerable pain relief and enhanced function after just two weeks of chiropractic care.

If your knee pain is caused by a medial meniscus tear, chiropractic could likely help with that as well. One article found that integrating chiropractic with soft tissue treatment, rest, ice, and compression on the affected knee helped lower the intensity of the pain.

Of course, sometimes a knee replacement surgery is necessary in order to rectify the issue, and if that's the case, chiropractic can also help improve the outcome. How?

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Knee Pain

Medical research has shown that patients with low back pain often have less positive outcomes after knee surgery. Thus, dealing with your back pain through chiropractic prior to having a total knee arthroplasty can assist with your post-surgery recovery.

No matter what your knee issue, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers can likely help. Call our Tallahassee, FL practice today and find out what we can do for you!

Sources

  • Pollard H et al. (2008, December). The effect of a manual therapy knee protocol on osteoarthritic knee pain: a randomised controlled trial. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;52(4):229-42
    Boyle J et al. (2014, March). Influence of low back pain on total knee arthroplasty outcome. Knee;21(2):410-4
  • Jarosz B & Ames R. (2010, December). Chiropractic management of a medial meniscus tear in a patient with tibiofemoral degeneration: a case report. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine;9(4):200-8
 

Chiropractic Proven Safe

Tallahassee, FL Chiropractic for familiesWe care for a large number of patients in our Tallahassee, FL office, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped many people overcome a wide array of health problems. However, the primary issue that seems to prevent some folks from getting treatment is whether or not chiropractic is safe. Well, according to three different studies (out of quite a few on the subject), the answer to this concern is a resounding: "Yes! Chiropractic is safe!"

Chiropractic is Safe, According to Australian Study

The first study(1) was published in Spine and included 183 adults. Each individual reported affected by spine-related pain, and half of the patients received real chiropractic adjustments while the remaining patients were given two sham chiropractic adjustments. Data was obtained after each real or fake adjustment to see whether or not any unfavorable side effects occurred as a result of the actual chiropractic adjustments.

The authors reported that no one reported any significant adverse side effects whatsoever after getting one or two sessions of chiropractic. Some individuals did state that they experienced a headache (9 percent) or muscle stiffness (37 percent) post-treatment, but the effects were not of a serious nature.

National Survey Finds that Chiropractic Care is Safe

The next study(2), also published in the important medical journal, Spine, was conducted in an attempt to establish the safety of chiropractic care. The study group was much larger -- 20,000 patients. Each participant received chiropractic adjustments of the neck, with over 50,000 total adjustments for all patients.

Once again, the researchers found no serious negative side effects. The experts determined the risk of total adverse reactions to be approximately six out of every 10,000 consultations or every 100,000 treatment sessions. And, just as with the previous study, some volunteers did report non-serious, milder, unwanted effects such as dizziness (about 1.6%) or a headache (4 out of every 100), and this caused the authors to determine that "the risk of a serious adverse event, immediately or up to 7 days after treatment, was low to very low."

Chiropractic Adjustments are Safe for Children

The third study(3) is different from the previous two reports, as it focuses on the safety of chiropractic care for children. In this article, researchers investigated results reported by both chiropractors and parents involving 816 children who participated in 7,173 chiropractic adjustments.

Out of 5,438 chiropractic visits made for the young ones, chiropractors answering the survey documented only three cases where there were adverse side effects. When parents were questioned, they indicated only two adverse side effects out of 1,735 visits. Additionally, both chiropractors and parents reported "a high rate of improvement with respect to the children's presenting complaints."

Based on these three studies (and many more!), chiropractic has been judged safe and effective for everyone. To find out what chiropractic can do for you, call our Tallahassee, FL office and make an appointment today at (305) 246-0056.

References

  1. Walker BF, Hebert JJ, Stomski NJ, Clarke BR, Bowden RS, Losco B, French SD. Outcomes of usual chiropractic. The OUCH randomized controlled trial of adverse events. Spine 2013;38(20):1723-9.
  2. Thiel HW1, Bolton JE, Docherty S, Portlock JC. Safety of chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine: a prospective national survey. Spine 2007;32(21):2375-8.
  3. Alcantara J, Ohm J, Kunz D. The safety and effectiveness of pediatric chiropractic: a survey of chiropractors and parents in a practice-based research network. Explore NY 2009;5(5): 290-5.
 

Tallahassee, FL Chiropractic and Cervicogenic Headache

We see a considerable number of men and women with headaches in our Tallahassee, FL office, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has been able to provide relief for many of them. Additionally, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that half of all adults have difficulties with some manner of headache condition, so this actually isn’t a surprise. One of the most common varieties of headaches which our patients suffer from is cervicogenic headache which, fortunately, chiropractic can generally help.

Cervicogenic Headaches Explained

A cervicogenic headache is one that originates from an issue in the cervical spine. It can be attributable to a problem with either the spine itself (specifically, the vertebrae, joints, or discs), or it might be because of a problem in the muscles and tendons of your neck. This problem in your spine brings about compression or irritation of the spinal nerves, which can result in headache pain.

How do you find out if the headache you are going through is a cervicogenic headache? Aside from obtaining a diagnosis from a healthcare expert, a typical symptom of cervicogenic headaches is tenderness or pain in your neck. This is sometimes followed by pain in the back of your head or between your shoulder blades.

How Chiropractic Helps with Cervicogenic Headaches

Since cervicogenic headaches will not subside until whatever problem is triggering them is remedied, it is critical to receive treatment rather than just trying to "wait it out." Chiropractic care is an excellent approach, and one that can provide a considerable amount of headache pain relief.

In one study circulated in Chiropractic & Osteopathy, specialists studied 80 people who had regular cervicogenic headaches. Half were given chiropractic care and the other half underwent light massage therapy. Each participant was evaluated 12 and 24 weeks after the procedures and it was found that chiropractic provided the optimum effects.

Specifically, this study found that chiropractic adjustments gave patients greater pain relief and lessened the number of headaches that occurred. Moreover, it also minimized the disability that resulted from these painful headaches.

To find out what Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers can do for you and your headache pain, call our office today. We'll do our best to get you the pain relief you deserve!

References

  • Haas M, Schneider M, Vavrek D. Illustrating risk difference and number needed to treat from a randomized controlled trial of spinal manipulation for cervicogenic headache. Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2010 18(9).
  • World Health Organization. (2012, October). Headache disorders. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs277/en/
 

Chiropractic Effective for Herniated Disc Problems

Tallahassee, FL chiropractic disc herniation treatmentRegrettably, a large number of our Tallahassee, FL patients know the pain caused by a herniated disc all too well. Fortunately, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped many people with disc pain, and a number of scientific studies have confirmed that chiropractic care can help people recover from this kind of condition.

Research on Chiropractic and Disc Herniations

In one study, a group of doctors from Switzerland recruited 148 patients who were dealing with pain in their lower back and legs due to a herniated disc (which was confirmed through magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI). Each individual then received chiropractic adjustments that focused on the area of his or her disc herniation.

Results were obtained after the first treatment session at set intervals--namely, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year--to establish what type of short-term and long-term effects, if any, chiropractic offers when it comes to treating this particular condition. Among the data obtained was the person's self-reported changes in both back and leg pain.

Researchers found that, overall, the study participants reported "significant improvement" for both types of pain every time the results were collected. In fact, over 90% of the individuals claimed that their pain "improved" within the first three months, with 88% still citing improvement one year after their first treatment session.

Even those patients who were defined as "chronic" still reported an improvement in pain at a rate of 89 percent one year beyond when treatment first began. This is the same positive result that was found in the following case study.

Case Study Shows that Chiropractic Benefits Chronic Disc Herniation Symptoms

In this report, a 26-year-old man had presented with disc herniation symptoms such as pain in the lower back, left leg, and left groin area, along with left foot drop and muscle weakness. He had endured these symptoms for more than two years after sustaining an athletic injury, and his disc herniation was confirmed via MRI.

After receiving chiropractic, "The patient responded favorably and his multi-symptom complex resolved within 90 days of treatment." In addition, the patient was still enjoying relief one year after the chiropractic intervention.

Studies like these show how helpful chiropractic can be when it comes to alleviating herniated disc pain and treating the symptoms they bring about. So, if you are suffering from back ache caused by a herniated disc and wish to find some relief, chiropractic can be an effective solution.

Don't suffer from chronic herniated disc pain. Give our Tallahassee, FL office a call today at (305) 246-0056 for a consultation or appointment.

References

  • Leemann S, Peterson CK, Schmid C, Anklin B, Humphreys BK. Outcomes of acute and chronic patients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed symptomatic lumbar disc herniations receiving high-velocity, low-amplitude, spinal manipulative therapy: a prospective observational cohort study with one-year follow-up. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2014;37(3):155-163.
  • Polkinghorn BS, Colloca CJ. Treatment of symptomatic lumbar disc herniation using activator methods chiropractic technique. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1998;21(3):187-196.
 

Effective Back Pain Treatment

Tallahassee, FL back pain treatmentWe see quite a few back pain patients in our Tallahassee, FL practice, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has been able to help a lot of them find relief through various chiropractic techniques. At the same time, recovering from back pain doesn't necessarily mean having to make a choice between chiropractic care and medical treatment, as many people use both types of care with great results.

Study Confirms Chiropractic and Medical Care Work Well with One Another

In a report published by the medical journal Spine experts1 looked at a group of active-duty military personnel between the ages of 18 and 35 who claimed both acute discomfort and limited function due to back symptoms. Some of the test subjects received treatment via standard medical care, while the rest received chiropractic adjustments along with regular medical care, as researchers wanted to see which group fared better.

The authors discovered that the patients who got standard medical care along with chiropractic care scored "significantly better" than the patients who received medical care alone; 73% reported positive benefits compared to just 17 percent of the medical treatment only group who indicated the same amount of improvement. This was true regarding both pain and level of function at the two- and four-week marks.

Thus, integrating these two forms of treatment can greatly benefit you--the patient--offering benefits when compared to medical care alone. However, while chiropractic and medicine can work together, chiropractic offers some unique advantages over medical therapy.

Where Chiropractic Care Is Successful

Although it may seem as if each approach plays a 50-50 role, there is one significant advantage that chiropractic has over medical care and that is in patient satisfaction. In fact, a piece of research done at UCLA2 that was published in the American Journal of Public Health reports that, on average, chiropractic patients are generally more satisfied with their recovery than those undergoing medical care.

According to the experts, the main factors that patients liked over medical care were "self-care advice and explanation of treatment." This isn't surprising, as chiropractors frequently spend much more time consulting with their patients as to how they can improve their health on their own, as well as explaining more thoroughly what to expect from chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Offers a Non-Invasive Approach

Without a doubt, the techniques associated with chiropractic are very different than those offered with medical treatment, but a great deal of the difference is the fact that chiropractic is a natural approach to health and well-being. Instead of focusing on simply relieving the symptoms, chiropractic involves tracking down the root cause of your pain, which often results in greater improvement as you are tackling the problem at its source.

Furthermore, while medication is sometimes helpful for managing certain conditions, many health issues respond well to a natural approach such as chiropractic. This means fewer negative side effects from prescriptions and more permanent recovery.

You don't have to suffer from back pain or other health issues. Give our Tallahassee, FL clinic a call today at (305) 246-0056. We'll do our best to help you get and remain free from back pain.

References

  1. Goertz CM, Long CR, Hondras MA, Petri R, Delgado R, Lawrence DJ, Owens EF, Meeker WC. Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain: results of a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness study. Spine 2013;38(8):627-634.
  2. Hertzman-Miller RP1, Morgenstern H, Hurwitz EL, Yu F, Adams AH, Harber P, Kominski GF. Comparing the satisfaction of low back pain patients randomized to receive medical or chiropractic care: results from the UCLA low-back pain study. American Journal of Public Health 2002;92(10):1628-1633.
 

Tallahassee, FL Car Accidents and Long-Term Pain

Tallahassee, FL auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Tallahassee, FL and you've been in a car accident, you need to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic injuries.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We work with several auto injury patients in our Tallahassee, FL office, and a lot of these folks are struggling with chronic pain caused by an old accident. As a matter of fact, research shows that a significant proportion of rear-end accidents lead to pain and disability even ten years after the original injury.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is here to help you avoid developing chronic symptoms by helping to restore the healthy function of your spine soon after a crash.

The most common causes of chronic problems are reduced flexibility of your spine and the development of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your spine can easily be injured during a collision, and chiropractic works by decreasing inflammation and restoring normal motion.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're close to our Tallahassee, FL office, and you've been injured in a crash, don't wait to get attention. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is here for you. Give us a call today at (305) 246-0056 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Tallahassee, FL Chiropractic Auto Accident Treatment

Tallahassee, FL auto injury recovery and treatment by  Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation CentersEvery year, there are millions of auto accidents in the world, and a significant number of people end up getting hurt in a car wreck. Although most crashes are "minor," chronic back and neck pain are still common health problems. The good news is that chiropractic is a great way to correct these kinds of injuries.

We have treated many auto injury patients in our Tallahassee, FL office, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has been helping people with these types of problems since 1996. During a car accident, your body is subjected to large forces that it simply wasn't built to deal with. These forces place strain and stress on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can cause damage to the ligaments that hold your spine together. A crash can result in a wide variety of pain symptoms.

A ligament sprain in the neck can trigger pain, swelling, and radicular problems in the arm and hand. Chiropractic care works well for these types of injuries, because chiropractic focuses on restoring the healthy function and mobility of the injured areas.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers Can Help Patients Recover From an Auto Accident

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers, your Tallahassee, FL chiropractor, can assist by lowering inflammation in the injured area and can help minimize the creation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Discover more about how we can help you recover or call Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers today at (305) 246-0056.

 

Tallahassee, FL TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Tallahassee, FL TMJ Treatment by  Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation CentersJaw or TMJ pain is a fairly common condition reported by people after a car accident, and it can be confusing for some health practitioners to diagnose the source of the problem. Complicating the matter, many times you won't experience TMJ pain until many weeks or months after the original injury.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped many men and women with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical literature explains what produces these types of problems. During a crash, the tissues in your spine are often stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve injury. This can obviously cause pain in the neck and back, but since your central nervous system is one functioning unit, inflammation of the nerves can cause pain in other parts of your body.

For example, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause tingling or numbness in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured tissues, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a wreck are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees this very often in our Tallahassee, FL office.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps TMJ Pain After an Auto Injury

Research shows that the root of many jaw or TMJ problems originates in the cervical spine and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can resolve the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The trick to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers will work to restore your spine back to health, decreasing the inflammatory reaction, treating the injured areas, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers finds that jaw and headache symptoms often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy condition.

If you live in Tallahassee, FL and you've been hurt in a crash, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers can help. We've been treating auto injury patients since 1996, and we can probably help you, too. Give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056 for an appointment or consultation.

Ciancaglini R, Testa M, Radaelli G. Association of neck pain with symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction in the general adult population. Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 1999;31:17-22.

Brantingham JW, Cassa TK, Bonnefin D, Pribicevic M, Robb A, et al. Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders: a system review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013;36(3):143-201.