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Chiropractic Works for Ankle Sprains

Tallahassee, FL natural ankle sprain treatmentWe see many patients in our Tallahassee, FL office with ankle sprains but Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has had a lot of success helping them heal more quickly. Why are ankle sprains so common and how can your chiropractor help?

According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), approximately 25,000 men and women in the US sprain their ankles daily. In fact, these injuries make up nearly half of all sports injuries, causing people to spend time away from the activities they enjoy most.

Like any injury, there are many causes of ankle sprains. The most common is inversion, or when the ankle rolls inward. This injury can occur due to one forceful movement, or it can develop over a period of time, and activities that increase the risk for this type of ankle sprain include running and jumping. You're also at risk if you have previous ankle injuries, poor posture or balance, weak muscles, and reduced range of motion.

How Can Chiropractic Treatments and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers Help?

A paper published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics set out to discover chiropractic's role when it comes to ankle sprain recovery. The authors recruited 33 individuals between the ages of 18 and 45 who had a history of ankle inversion sprains, who were experiencing tenderness and/or pain, and had not re-injured the ankle in the previous six weeks.

18 of the participants were assigned to receive rehabilitation and the other 15 patients received chiropractic adjustments in addition to rehab. Each person had five full weeks of treatments, with the rehab group receiving treatment seven days a week and the rehabilitation plus chiropractic group receiving care six out of the seven days.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Ankle Sprains

The study found that the individuals who had both rehab and chiropractic fared the best at the 4-week mark when it came to pain and joint restriction. Also, no adverse effects were reported, showing that chiropractic is safe.

If you're near our location in Tallahassee, FL and you're suffering from an ankle injury, give us a call. We'll do what we can to keep you up and moving... literally!

Articles

  • American College of Sports Medicine. (n.d.). Ankle sprains and the athlete. Retrieved from https://www.acsm.org/docs/current-comments/anklesprainstemp.pdf
  • Lubbe, D et al. (2015, January). Manipulative therapy and rehabilitation for recurrent ankle sprain with functional instability: a short-term, assessor-blind, parallel-group randomized trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 38(1), 22-34, doi:10.1016/j.jmpt.2014.10.001
 

Chiropractic Offers Long Term Benefits for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Tallahassee, FL natural fibromyalgia treatmentIf you are struggling with fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees many patients with this particular condition in our Tallahassee, FL chiropractic office. Actually, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that roughly two percent of all adults in the United States have fibromyalgia. Thankfully, chiropractic care is one treatment option that can provide positive results.

Research Supports Chiropractic Eases Fibromyalgia

In a paper released in mid-2015, 215 women and men with fibromyalgia were evaluated based on factors ranging from pain to quality of sleep to the levels of depression symptoms and anxiety they felt. Then they were divided into two groups with one group receiving a multi-modal treatment program for three months and the second group receiving the same program plus chiropractic adjustments (specifically, to the upper neck tissues) for the same length of time.

The individuals who received chiropractic care in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary treatment approach reported greater results in all areas (pain, sleep, depression, and anxiety) at three months post-treatment when compared to the study patients who received multi-modal treatment without chiropractic care. In addition, those positive benefits were lasting as the patients reported continued improvement one full year later.

Fibromyalgia can significantly decrease your quality of life, both psychologically and physically. If you're suffering from fibromyalgia, we might be able to help.

You don't have to suffer! To see what Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers can do for your fibromyalgia pain, call our Tallahassee, FL chiropractic office today.

Resources

  • Fibromyalgia. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/fibromyalgia.htm on November 2, 2015.
  • Moustafa I & Diab A. (2015, July). The addition of upper cervical manipulative therapy in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. Rheumatology International;35(7):1163-74.
 

Chiropractic Beneficial for Carpal Tunnel

Tallahassee, FL natural carpal tunnel treatment Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees a lot of people struggling with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy Tallahassee, FL chiropractic office. While some people think that the source of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it's actually a syndrome that arises from the nerves--and not just the nerves in your hands.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Recent research printed in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy assessed 71 women between the ages of 35 and 59 who were diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Upon studying the subjects' neck range of motion, the researchers discovered that the women had less cervical flexibility when compared to a healthy control group.

In addition, they also observed that the degree of the women's reported carpal tunnel discomfort was linked to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In short, the less mobility in the neck area, the higher the level of pain.

This study is extremely important, as you can't successfully treat a problem until you fully understand its cause. By recognizing that the root of carpal tunnel symptoms is in the neck, this means that all-natural approaches such as chiropractic can often restore normal function, reducing the need for risky surgical procedures.

We Can Help Patients Find Relief From Carpal Tunnel

If you are suffering from carpal tunnel pain, call our Tallahassee, FL office and ask how Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers can help you get relief!

Sources

De-la-Llave-Rincon A et al. (2011, May). Women with carpal tunnel syndrome show restricted cervical range of motion. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy;41(5):305-10.
Simon H. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. University of Maryland Medical Center. Updated May 6, 2012. Retrieved from https://umm.edu/health/medical/reports/articles/carpal-tunnel-syndrome on November 2, 2015.

 

Chiropractic Proven Safe

Tallahassee, FL Chiropractic for familiesWe care for a large number of people in our Tallahassee, FL clinic, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped countless people manage a range of health problems. However, the primary worry that seems to prevent many people from pursuing care is whether or not chiropractic adjustments are safe. Well, according to three separate studies (out of quite a few on the topic), the answer to this concern is a resounding: "Yes! Chiropractic is safe!"

Chiropractic is Safe, According to Australian Study

The first research paper(1) was published in Spine and involved 183 adults. Each participant reported suffering from some kind of back pain, and half of the individuals received actual chiropractic care visits while the other half received two sham chiropractic adjustments. Information was obtained after each real or fake adjustment to see if any unfavorable reactions were caused by the actual chiropractic adjustments.

The authors found that none of the patients reported any significant negative side effects at all after getting one or two sessions of chiropractic. Some participants did state that they experienced a headache (9 percent) or muscle stiffness (37%) after treatment, but the results were not of a serious nature.

National Survey Confirms that Chiropractic Care is Safe

The second article(2), also released in the important journal, Spine, was conducted in an attempt to determine the safety of chiropractic. The test group was much larger as it involved just under 20,000 people. Each participant received chiropractic adjustments of the cervical spine, with over 50,000 total adjustments for all study participants.

Again, the researchers discovered no serious adverse side effects. The experts computed 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 first study, some volunteers did report non-serious, milder, side effects such as dizziness (16 out of every 1,000 treatment consultations and 15 out of every 1,000 treatment sessions) or a headache (4%), and this caused the researchers to conclude 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 Your Children

This third research paper(3) is unique from the first two reports, as it focuses on the safety of chiropractic care for children. In this article, researchers investigated data reported by both chiropractors and parents involving 816 children who participated in 7,173 chiropractic treatment sessions.

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

Based on studies like these, chiropractic has been judged safe and effective for everyone. To discover 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.
 

Sports Injuries and Chiropractic: Leg Injury

Tallahassee, FL sports therapyWhen playing sports activities that demand a lot of lower body motion, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's not uncommon to sustain some type of injury to your lower extremities. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many people have found themselves sidelined. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has seen all of these problems in our Tallahassee, FL patients. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments can help prevent some of these injuries from developing and research proves it.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Sports Injuries & Recovery

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers keeps up-to-date with all of the recent scientific research, and in a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules football players. Roughly one-half were placed in a control group and the others were put in a therapy group that received sports chiropractic care at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant getting care once per week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before decreasing those to one visit monthly for the final three months of the study.

Researchers noted that there was a "significant" decrease in the number of lower limb strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. Furthermore, they noticed that the subjects who engaged in chiropractic also had fewer weeks of missed practice and games as a result of non-contact knee injuries. This led them to conclude that sports chiropractic treatment should be added to "the current best practice management."

Every major sports organization in the United States and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their athletes, because they know that chiropractic really works. If you live near our practice in Tallahassee, FL and would like to see if Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056 for an appointment.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Sports Injuries and Recover Faster

If you're troubled with severe pain, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers and our staff are here to help you feel better. Give our Tallahassee, FL office a call today at (305) 246-0056 for an appointment today.

Reference

Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).

 

What Is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression therapy in Tallahassee, FLWe work with many back pain patients in our Tallahassee, FL chiropractic office, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers and our staff uses a variety of techniques to help get you out of pain and restore your spine's normal, healthy function. We find spinal decompression to be an effective approach.

Understanding Spinal Decompression Therapy

To help you better understand spinal decompression therapy, think of the discs in your spine like small balloons filled with jello. When you squeeze them (which occurs due to normal living, sustaining an injury, or other medical conditions), they can protrude, placing pressure on the nerves in your spinal column. This affects your brain's ability to communicate with tissues in the rest of your body.

If the pressure on the discs becomes too high, they can herniate or bulge. This removes the padding between your vertebrae and can cause pain. The objective of spinal decompression therapy is to lessen this pressure to help increase your body's function and also reduce your level of pain.

Can Spinal Decompression Therapy Help Me?

Spinal decompression therapy relieves disc pressure through the use of a specially designed table that gently elongates your spinal column through slow and controlled movements. This decreases the pressure placed on your discs. Some studies state an increase in disc height by as much as 1.3 millimeters after just six weeks of this treatment.

If you're wondering if spinal decompression therapy could help you feel and function better, simply call our Tallahassee, FL office and schedule an appointment with Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers today. Your optimal health is our number one goal!

Resources

Apfel CC, Cakmakkaya OS, Richmond C, et al. Restoration of disk height through non-surgical spinal decompression is associated with decreased discogenic low back pain: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(155). doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-155

 

Quicker Sciatica Improvement with Chiropractic

Tallahassee, FL sciatica treatment and chiropracticIn our Tallahassee, FL office, it's common for us to see patients troubled with sciatic nerve pain, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped many of these people improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so helpful to those who suffer with sciatica? First, it shortens their healing time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Sciatica Pain

In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, the authors looked at 44 patients who presented with abrupt low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatic nerve pain. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.

The researchers discovered that all but two patients returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic care, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, the average period of time that the patients spent off work "was reduced by two thirds as compared with that associated with conventional medical treatment."

Given the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 170,450 days of work were missed in 2013 due to employees dealing with back or spine-related issues, that is nearly 112,500 work days that could potentially be recovered each and every year solely by receiving chiropractic care. Not only could that increase productivity, but it could also decrease costs to businesses and workers from lost work.

We Can Help People Find Relief From Sciatica

If you live in Tallahassee, FL and you suffer from sciatica, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is here to help. Give us a call at (305) 246-0056 and we'll work with you to find the source of your sciatica and get you back on the road to recovery.

Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30(2):135-139.

 

Research Shows Chiropractic Effective at Preventing Sports Injuries

Tallahassee, FL sports injury treatment and chiropracticWe encounter a large number of sports injuries in our Tallahassee, FL clinic, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is often able to help these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital states that over 3.5 million children of the ages 14 and younger are hurt each year when playing sports. Add that to the almost 2 million adults hurt annually while engaged in sports-related activities, according to statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can begin to see the necessity of preventing these sorts of common injuries. One approach to possible realize that goal, as stated in a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to engage in regular chiropractic treatments.

In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg injuries are commonplace, often sidelining the players and impacting their team's likelihood of winning. One particular study was conducted using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see how well chiropractic could reduce these injuries and help keep them playing.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps in Treating Sports Injuries

For this study particularly, all of the players got medical treatment. Additionally, half of them also were given chiropractic treatments at the rate of one session per week for the first six weeks, biweekly sessions for the next three months, and one treatment a month for the last 3 months of the study. The other half were given no chiropractic intervention at all and acted as the control group to determine the benefits of chiropractic care.

Following twenty-four matches, specialists reported a diminished amount of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Additionally, that same group also missed fewer matches connected to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to conclude that chiropractic ought to be made an addition to sports training programs to effectively reduce the quantity of leg injuries.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Sports Injuries & Help You Recover Quicker

If you or your child plays sports and you want to ensure greater time is dedicated on the field versus on the sidelines, call our Tallahassee, FL office at (305) 246-0056 and make an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!

References

  • Hoskins, W, & Pollard, H. (2010, April 8). The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian Rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11(64), doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-64
  • Misra, A. (2014, March 17). Common sports injuries: Incidence and average charges. Department of Health & Human Services.
  • Stanford Children’s Hospital. (n.d.). Sports injury statistics.
 

Tallahassee, FL Spinal Decompression Therapy

Tallahassee, FL non-surgical spinal decompression Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees a lot of back pain patients in our busy Tallahassee, FL chiropractic office. Many of these people have some kind of spinal dysfunction that is causing them pain and distress. Fortunately, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers finds that spinal decompression treatment is a highly effective way to help these people.

What is Spinal Decompression and How Can it Help Me?

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a treatment technique that takes all of the positive benefits that one normally gets from chiropractic adjustments, traction, physiotherapy, exercise therapy, and myofascial release and integrates them all into one.

The objective of decompression is to keep you out of the operating room, and that is precisely what it's accomplished for a number of people, as it has a documented 85% success rate.

Some of the problems spinal decompression helps with include generalized back pain, sciatic nerve pain, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, compression fractures, and joint pain.

Spinal decompression works by reversing the effects of wear, tear, and gravity that compresses the intervertebral discs in your spinal column. The video below shows how it works to eliminate stress on your back and helps lessen pain and disability.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Chronic Back Pain

If you live in Tallahassee, FL and you're suffering with back issues, spinal decompression treatment might be the solution. Call Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers today at (305) 246-0056 for a consultation or appointment.

 

Avoid Sciatica Surgery With Chiropractic

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers works with many sciatica patients here in our Tallahassee, FL office, and many of these patients were nervous that they might need surgery to alleviate their pain. The most recent research shows that many people don't need surgery for this common problem, and that chiropractic is more successful at clearing up sciatic nerve pain.

A typical surgery for sciatica is microdiscectomy, and in a 2010 study, researchers examined 80 women and men with sciatica who were referred for this operation.

Forty patients were then randomly placed in one of two groups. The first group received surgical microdiscectomy and the second group was given chiropractic care.

Both groups improved; however, no obvious difference in outcome was recorded one year post-treatment between either group. In addition, about sixty percent of the participating patients who could not find pain relief from any other treatment approach "benefited from spinal manipulation to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention."

In other words, chiropractic offered the same positive benefits as surgery without needing to undergo the greater levels of surgery-based pain or suffer through drawn-out recovery times often associated with that type of treatment method. Additionally, you also don't run the risks affiliated with surgical microdiscectomy, which includes nerve root damage, bowel or bladder incontinence, bleeding, or infection.

Surgery ought to be the last option for sciatica pain. If you live in Tallahassee, FL and you're suffering from back pain or sciatica, give Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers a call today at (305) 246-0056. We'll help identify the start of your pain and work hard to get you relief.

References

  • McMorland, G et al. Manipulation or microdiskectomy for sciatica? A prospective randomized clinical study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2010;33(8):576-584.
  • Solberg TK, Nygaard OP, Sjaavik K, Hofoss D, Ingebrigtsen T. The risk of "getting worse" after lumbar microdiscectomy. European Spine Journal 2005;14(1):49-54.