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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.

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

If you are suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome after a car accident, don't despair. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees this type of problem frequently in our Tallahassee, FL office. Let's see why thoracic outlet syndrome is commonly experienced after a car crash and see how chiropractic care can help you heal.

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood 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 crash, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which limits motion and puts pressure on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or pins and needles 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 recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. First, we'll do a careful examination to determine the root cause of your pain, 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.

 

Back Pain and Car Accidents

If you are suffering from back pain after an auto injury, don't worry. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees this type of condition frequently in our Tallahassee, FL office. What causes back pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic help?

During a rear-end car crash, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curvature of your spinal column, the seat can put uneven pressure on your lower back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential motion can sprain or strain the ligaments that hold your spine together. These types of injuries can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Fortunately, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

You don't have to suffer from back pain. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is conveniently located in Tallahassee, FL to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. 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. Give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056 to make an appointment.

 

Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

Shoulder Pain is a common problem after an auto collision, and it's something that Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees often in our Tallahassee, FL office. What causes shoulder pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help?

There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.

Direct trauma can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end crash. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.

More frequently, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated both kinds of shoulder problems in our Tallahassee, FL office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has been helping patients in Tallahassee, FL since 1996, so we know what you're experiencing. 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 plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (305) 246-0056 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Tallahassee, FL Back Pain Treatment

Tallahassee, FL back pain treatment by  Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation CentersMost of us suffer from back pain at some point in our lives. Researchers estimate that nearly 1 out of 3 adults deal with some kind of regular spinal pain. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Tallahassee, FL office, and we've found that chiropractic care is an effective way to not only help you heal from back pain, it's also an excellent way to protect against future episodes.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent paper from the University of Utah verifies what our Tallahassee, FL patients have reported: your Tallahassee, FL chiropractor is the best first option for an episode of back pain.

In this study, 747 patients were treated for low back pain. Each patient was assessed based on the first person they sought treatment with, whether it was a primary care physician, a chiropractor, a physiatrist (also known as a rehabilitation physician), or a physical therapist.

What the researchers discovered is that the individuals who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgical procedures.

Other papers have found the same results. A 2012 study found that chiropractic patients had the best functional recovery and pain relief for chronic back pain.

Chiropractic works by restoring the natural, pain-free function of your spine. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers Can Help Clients Find Relief From Back Pain

If you live near our Tallahassee, FL office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056 for an appointment.

Reference

Fritz JM, Kim J, Dorius J. Importance of the type of provider seen to begin health care for a new episode of low back pain: associations with future utilization and costs. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2015(Sep 29).

Cecchi F, et al. Predictors of functional outcome in patients with chronic low back pain undergoing back school, individual physiotherapy or spinal manipulation. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2012;48:371-8.

 

Chiropractic Can Alleviate Need for Back Surgery

Tallahassee, FL Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryEach year, over 500,000 people have back surgery in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have surgery for back pain, the fact is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is here to make sure that patients in Tallahassee, FL have a healthy, non-surgical option for back pain. We've helped many people recover from back pain without the need for surgery.

There are plenty of reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Luckily, as one study has found, chiropractic may actually keep you out of the operating room entirely.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this study, 1,885 workers with back injuries were assessed over a three year period. When the workers first sought care with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having surgery for their pain. For subjects who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings indicate that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgical treatments.

If you live in the Tallahassee, FL area, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056 for more information or an appointment.

Keeney BJ, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, et al. Early predictors of lumbar spine surgery after occupational back injury: results from a prospective study of workers in Washington State. Spine 2013;38(11):953-964.

 

Back Pain and the SI Joint

We treat a lot of people with back pain in our Tallahassee, FL office, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that about one quarter of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Scientists observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the group who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only one treatment round.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Tallahassee, FL office could be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056.

Kamali F, Shokri E. The effect of two manipulative therapy techniques and their outcome in patients with sacroiliac joint syndrome. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 2012;16(1):29-35.

 

AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Surgery

Although some people are still hesitant about chiropractic, even the American Medical Association (AMA) recommends that adjustments should be tried prior to surgical treatment--the one option that should be a last resort.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has seen many back pain patients in our Tallahassee, FL office who have been suffering for years and who are worried that they might need an operation for their back pain. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky back surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps You Avoid Risky Surgery

For example, in a study carried out on almost 2,000 Washington State employees who suffered from a back injury while on the job, more than 40% who saw a surgeon first following their injury found themselves having back surgery within three years. That compares to just 1.5% of the people who first sought treatment with chiropractic care, proving that this natural approach is very effective at keeping you off the operating table.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers Can Help People Find Relief From Back Pain Without Surgery

There are alternatives to risky medical procedures. Chiropractic is a proven effective and safe way to improve the function of your spine, which is the root cause of back pain. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped many patients in Tallahassee, FL recover. Give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056 for an appointment.

Reference

Goodman DM, Burke AE, Livingston. Low Back Pain. The Journal of the American Medical Association 2013;309(16);1738.

Keeney BJ, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, et al. Early predictors of lumbar spine surgery after occupational back injury: results from a prospective study of workers in Washington State. Spine 2013;38(11):953-964.

 

Tallahassee, FL Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Tallahassee, FL headache care by  Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation CentersWe know how difficult long-term headache pain can be. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers and our staff have worked with many patients in our Tallahassee, FL chiropractic clinic, and we've had great success in helping people reduce their headache pain.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research paper verifies what we see in our practice. In this paper, the authors started with 110 individuals who were suffering with headaches that originated in the cervical spine. 58 of these patients were given a series of neck adjustments; 52 were given some stretches and exercises. The treatment period for both groups was four weeks.

The paper found that the patients who received cervical and thoracic spinal adjustments "experienced significantly greater reductions in headache intensity, disability, headache frequency, headache duration, and medication intake as compared to the group that received mobilization and exercise."

The study also found that these results were maintained at the three-month follow-up exam.

Chiropractic is a safe and effective way to treat chronic headache pain, back pain, neck pain, and many other health conditions. If you're tired of suffering, give Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers a call today at our Tallahassee, FL office at (305) 246-0056. We're here to help get you out of pain.

Research

Dunning JR, Butts R, Mourad F, Young I, et al. Upper cervical and upper thoracic manipulation versus mobilization and exercise in patients with cervicogenic headache: a multi-center randomized clinical trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016;17(1):64.