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Tallahassee, FL Chiropractic Beats Massage for Cervicogenic Headaches

We see a large number of men and women with headaches in our Tallahassee, FL office, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has been able to help many of them. Additionally, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that half of all adults have difficulties with some type of headache disorder, so this actually isn’t a surprise. One of the most common types of headaches which our patients endure is cervicogenic headache which, fortunately, chiropractic can commonly help.

What is a Cervicogenic Headache?

A cervicogenic headache is one that comes from issues in the cervical spine. It might be a result of an issue with either the spine itself (specifically, the vertebrae, joints, or discs), or it may be due to a problem in the muscles and tendons of your neck. This dysfunction in your spine produces squeezing or aggravation of the spinal nerves, which can contribute to headache pain.

How can you tell if the headache you are experiencing is a cervicogenic headache? Other than obtaining a diagnosis from a healthcare specialist, a frequent symptom of cervicogenic headaches is tenderness or pain in your neck. This is occasionally combined with pain in the back of your head or between your shoulder blades.

How Chiropractic Helps

Seeing that cervicogenic headaches will not subside until whatever issue is causing them is remedied, it is important to receive treatment as opposed to just trying to "wait it out." Chiropractic care is an effective approach, and one that can provide a considerable amount of relief.

In one study published in Chiropractic & Osteopathy, experts looked at 80 people who had frequent cervicogenic headaches. Fifty percent got chiropractic care and the other half engaged in light massage therapy. Each participant was examined 12 and 24 weeks after the treatment and it was discovered that chiropractic delivered the most beneficial effects.

In particular, this study uncovered that chiropractic adjustments offered patients more pain relief and decreased the frequency of headaches that occurred. What's more, it also reduced the disability that resulted from these painful headaches.

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

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 Care Helps Relieve Herniated Disc Pain

Tallahassee, FL chiropractic disc herniation treatmentRegrettably, quite a few of our Tallahassee, FL patients are familiar with 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 medical studies have verified that chiropractic can help people recover from this kind of problem.

Research on Herniated Discs and Chiropractic

In one report, specialists from Switzerland selected 148 patients who were dealing with pain in their lower back and legs due to a disc herniation (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 problem.

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

The authors found that, overall, the patients reported "significant improvement" for both types of pain every time the results were collected. In fact, over 90% of the study participants 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 Results

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 problems for more than two years after sustaining an athletic injury, and his herniated disc was confirmed via MRI.

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

Studies like these show how useful chiropractic can be when it comes to alleviating herniated disc pain and reducing 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 might 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.
 

Chiropractic and Medical Care: An Effective Combination

Tallahassee, FL back pain treatmentWe see a number of back pain patients in our Tallahassee, FL practice, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has been able to help many of them get relief with chiropractic care. At the same time, recovering from back pain doesn't necessarily mean having to make a choice between chiropractic care and medical therapy, as many individuals utilize both types of care with great results.

Study Confirms Chiropractic and Medical Treatment Work Well with Each Other

In a study published by the journal Spine researchers1 looked at a group of active-duty military personnel between the ages of 18 and 35 who were suffering from both acute discomfort and limited function due to back-related issues. Some of the study participants engaged in treatment via standard medical therapy, while the remainder received chiropractic care in addition to standard medical care, as researchers wanted to determine which patients fared better.

Researchers observed that the patients who got standard medical care along with chiropractic care scored "significantly better" than the patients who got medical care alone; 73 percent reported positive benefits compared to just 17 percent of the medical care 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.

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

Where Chiropractic Care Pulls Ahead

Although it might seem as if each approach plays a 50-50 role, there is one major advantage that chiropractic care has over medical treatment and that is in patient satisfaction. In fact, a study conducted at UCLA2 that was printed in the American Journal of Public Health found that, on average, chiropractic patients are generally more satisfied with their recovery than those undergoing medical treatment.

According to the experts, the main factors that patients favored over medical care were "self-care advice and explanation of treatment." This isn't surprising, as chiropractors commonly 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.

Chiropractic Care Is a Natural Approach to Wellness

Certainly, the techniques associated with chiropractic are very different than those offered with medical therapy, but a large amount of the distinction is the fact that chiropractic is a natural approach to health and well-being. Rather than focusing on just relieving the symptoms, chiropractic care means tracking down the primary cause of your pain, which often means greater improvement as you are addressing the problem at its source.

Additionally, while medication is sometimes helpful for managing certain conditions, many health issues respond well to a natural approach like chiropractic care. This means fewer negative responses to medications and more permanent results.

You don't have to deal with back pain or other health problems. Give our Tallahassee, FL clinic a call today at (305) 246-0056. We'll do everything we can to help you get and stay 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 Auto Injury and Long-Term Pain

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

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We work with many auto injury patients in our Tallahassee, FL office, and many of these individuals are struggling with chronic pain caused by an old collision. In fact, research shows that a significant proportion of rear-end accidents cause pain and disability even ten years after the initial trauma.

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

The most common causes of chronic issues are reduced mobility of your spinal column and the formation of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your spine can easily be injured during a collision, and chiropractic works by reducing inflammation and restoring normal movement.

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 car crashes in the world, and a significant number of men and women end up getting injured in a car wreck. While most accidents are "minor," chronic neck and back pain are still frequent health issues. The good news is that chiropractic is a very good way to treat these kinds of injuries.

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

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

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

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

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Learn more about how we can help you get well 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 pain is a fairly common problem experienced by many people after a car accident, and it can be challenging for some health practitioners to identify the root of the problem. Complicating the matter, oftentimes you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the original injury.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has treated many people with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical literature explains what causes these types of symptoms. During a collision, the tissues in your spine are frequently 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 pins and needles in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured area, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a crash 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 Proves Chiropractic Helps TMJ Pain After an Auto Injury

Research shows that the source of many jaw or TMJ problems starts in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The trick to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers will work to return your spinal column back to health, reducing the inflammation, treating the injured areas, and eliminating 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 state.

If you reside in Tallahassee, FL and you've been hurt in a crash, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers can help. We've been working with 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 injured each year in motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. While most people are able to heal from their injuries fairly quickly, many are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. 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 Proves 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 pain. Each participant received chiropractic care 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 chronic pain after a crash.

It's important to remember that research has also found that putting off treatment after a car crash can negatively affect recovery time, so getting in to see Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers as soon as possible is key to having a quicker recovery.

We Can Help Clients Find Relief From Pain After a Car crash

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.

Sources

  • 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 recoveryOver 2 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, others 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 conducted on 28 people diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic care 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 remember that research has also found that putting off care after a car crash can adversely affect healing 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.

Sources

  • 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 Car Accidents

If you have neck pain after a car crash, don't despair. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees this type of condition very often in our Tallahassee, FL office. 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.

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. During even a low velocity car crash, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a serious 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 your ankle ligaments can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.

When you experience a sprained ligament, the injured area become swollen and sore, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.

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. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056 to make an appointment.

 

Headache and Auto Injury

If you are dealing with headache after a car crash, you're not alone. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees this type of problem very often in our Tallahassee, FL office. Chiropractic can be very helpful for headache symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes headache and why chiropractic works.

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

Another frequent 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 therapy for this type of problem to prevent the development of scar tissue.

Chiropractic is an effective way to treat headaches, including those triggered by car crashes. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers can help reduce the swelling and strain in your neck, which will help ease the headache pain.

Let us help you recover from headache. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (305) 246-0056 and we'll get you back on the road to health.