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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.

 

Causes of Chronic Pain after Car Crashes

Tallahassee, FL neck pain and headache treatmentApproximately 2.3 million people are hurt each year in car accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to heal from their injuries relatively quickly, many are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Tallahassee, FL office. Thankfully, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was conducted on 28 people diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. Each participant received chiropractic treatment and 93 percent of them experienced pain relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic is a great way to avoid long-term pain after a crash.

It's important to note that research has also found that putting off treatment after a car crash can adversely affect healing time, so getting in to see Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers at the earliest opportunity is key to having a speedier recovery.

We Can Help People Find Relief From Pain After a Car Crash

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has worked with many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Tallahassee, FL office today for more information or an appointment.

Resources

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
  • Dies S & Strapp J. (1992, September). Chiropractic treatment of patients in motor vehicle accidents: a statistical analysis. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 36(3), 139-145.
  • Woodward M et al. (1996, November). Chiropractic treatment of chronic 'whiplash' injuries. Injury, 27(9), 643-645.
 

How Chiropractic Can Help You Avoid Chronic Auto Injury Pain

Tallahassee, FL auto injury recoveryApproximately 2.3 million people are injured every year in automobile accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to recover from their injuries relatively easily, many are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Tallahassee, FL office. Fortunately, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was carried out on 28 people diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. Each participant received chiropractic adjustments and 93 percent of them experienced pain relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic care is a great way to avoid long-term pain after an auto injury.

It's important to note that research has also found that delaying treatment after a car crash can adversely affect recovery time, so getting in to see Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers immediately is key to having a quicker recovery.

We Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Pain After a Car Collision

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Tallahassee, FL office today for more information or an appointment.

References

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
  • Dies S & Strapp J. (1992, September). Chiropractic treatment of patients in motor vehicle accidents: a statistical analysis. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 36(3), 139-145.
  • Woodward M et al. (1996, November). Chiropractic treatment of chronic 'whiplash' injuries. Injury, 27(9), 643-645.
 

Tallahassee, FL Neck Pain and Auto Injury

We work with many auto injury cases in our Tallahassee, FL office, and a typical symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you are suffering from neck pain after a car accident, don't despair. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees this type of condition very often in our Tallahassee, FL office. Neck pain is a common symptom after an auto injury, and it's something that Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees frequently in our Tallahassee, FL office. What causes neck pain after an auto collision? How can a chiropractor help? Why is neck pain such a common condition after a car crash? How can your chiropractor help you heal? Let's take a look at why neck pain is commonly experienced after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help you heal. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help. The key to recovering from neck pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help. Chiropractic can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers can help you.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after an auto injury. Even in a car wreck, your head is rapidly thrown back and forth, so it's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom from this type of injury. The neck is exposed to very high stresses and strains during a car crash, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity car crash, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a severe strain on the tissues of the neck. The bones of your spine are held together with strong bands of tissue called ligaments, and these ligaments provide stability for your neck. These ligaments can be sprained during a collision, just as the ligaments in your ankle can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.

When you experience a sprained ligament, the damaged tissues become swollen and painful, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing flexibility in the injured region, which helps the tissues heal and helps lessen scar tissue.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers Can Help Patients Find Relief From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Quicker

You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is conveniently located in Tallahassee, FL to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with neck pain, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is here to help. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has been helping patients in Tallahassee, FL since 1996, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. Let us help you recover from neck pain. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Next, we'll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers will determine what's causing your pain and then will work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056 to make an appointment.

 

Headache and Auto Injury

If you have headache after an auto collision, you're not alone. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees this type of problem frequently in our Tallahassee, FL office. The key to recovering from headache caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by an auto collision, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the neck. In a collision, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in inflammation and soreness. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.

Another common cause of headache after a crash that we see in our Tallahassee, FL office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to protect against the development of scar tissue.

Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers can help reduce the inflammation and tension in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has been helping patients in Tallahassee, FL since 1996, so we know what you're suffering from. We're here to help you, too. First, we'll do a careful assessment to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (305) 246-0056 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Crashes

We work with many auto injury cases in in our Tallahassee, FL office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's look at the root cause of thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision and see how chiropractic care can help.

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These vessels don't have a lot of room, so they pass underneath and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a collision, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become inflamed and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which limits movement and puts stress on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Tallahassee, FL Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

You don't have to suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is conveniently located in Tallahassee, FL to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. First, we'll do a careful assessment to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056 to make an appointment.