Posts by Dr. Rey Perez

Tallahassee, FL TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Tallahassee, FL TMJ Treatment by  Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation CentersJaw or TMJ pain is a fairly typical problem reported by people after a car accident, and it can be challenging for some health practitioners to find the root of the problem. Complicating the issue, many times you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the accident.

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

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

Research Shows Chiropractic Lessens TMJ Pain After an Auto Injury

Studies have shown that the source of many jaw or TMJ problems originates in the cervical spine and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The trick to resolving these symptoms is simple: Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers will work to restore your spine back to health, decreasing 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 issues often resolve once we return your spine to its healthy state.

If you live 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 most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056 for an appointment or consultation.

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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.

 

What causes chronic pain after a car crash?

Tallahassee, FL neck pain and headache treatmentOver 2 million people are injured every year in auto accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to heal from their injuries relatively easily, many folks 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 Supports 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 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 chronic pain after an auto injury.

It's important to note that studies have also found that putting off treatment after a car crash can adversely affect healing time, so getting in to see Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers as soon as possible is key to having a speedier recovery.

We Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Pain After a Car Accident

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 motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. While most people are able to heal from their injuries fairly quickly, others are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. 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 carried out on 28 people diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. 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 remember that research has also found that delaying 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 Comfort From Pain After a Car Collision

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has worked with many auto injury sufferers, 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 Car Accidents

We treat many car accident cases in our Tallahassee, FL office, and a common symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you are dealing with neck pain after an auto collision, don't worry. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees this type of condition frequently in our Tallahassee, FL office. Neck pain is a common problem after a car accident, and it's something that Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees often in our Tallahassee, FL office. What causes neck pain after a car crash? How can a chiropractor help? Why is neck pain such a common problem after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help you get better? Let's see why neck pain is frequently experienced after a car crash and see how chiropractic care can help you get better. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an auto injury and see how chiropractic 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. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works. Chiropractic is an effective 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 symptom experienced after an auto injury. Even in a collision, 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. Your neck is subjected to very high stresses and strains during a collision, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low speed collision, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a serious strain on the tissues of the neck. The bones of your spinal column 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 car crash, 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 damaged area become inflamed and painful, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers Can Help Patients Find Comfort 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 get better, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from 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 assessment to determine the root cause of your pain, 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

We manage many car accident cases in in our Tallahassee, FL office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. 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 types of headache. Headache that's caused by a car accident, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscles of the cervical spine. In a collision, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes inflammation and discomfort. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.

Another common cause of pain after a collision that we see in our Tallahassee, FL office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get therapy for this type of problem to protect against the creation 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 inflammation and tension in your neck, which will help ease the headache pain.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is here in Tallahassee, FL to help you recover from headache. We've been helping patients since 1996 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

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common condition after an auto collision, and it's something that Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees frequently in our Tallahassee, FL office. The key to recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.

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

In a collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts motion and puts stress 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 adjustments 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.

Let us help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. 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. Call us today at (305) 246-0056 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

Back Pain and Car Accidents

Back Pain is a common problem after an auto collision, and it's something that Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees frequently in our Tallahassee, FL office. Let's see why back pain is commonly experienced after an auto collision and see how chiropractic care can help you get better.

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 curve of your spine, the car seat can put uneven pressure on your 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 movement can sprain or strain the structures that hold your spine together. These types of injuries can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Let us help you recover from back pain. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably 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 strategy. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (305) 246-0056 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

Shoulder Pain is a common condition after an auto injury, and it's something that Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees frequently in our Tallahassee, FL office. Chiropractic can be very helpful for shoulder pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes shoulder pain and why chiropractic works.

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

Direct trauma can be caused by hitting 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 impact. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.

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

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

Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably 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. Call us today at (305) 246-0056 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

Tallahassee, FL Back Pain Treatment

Tallahassee, FL back pain treatment by  Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation CentersMost of us suffer from back problems 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 a highly effective way to not only help you heal from back pain, it's also an excellent way to prevent future episodes.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

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

In this paper, 747 participants were treated for low back pain. Each person was evaluated based on the first person they sought treatment with, whether it was a primary care physician, a chiropractor, or a physiotherapist.

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

Other studies 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 Patients Find Comfort 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.

 

Prevent Back Surgery with Chiropractic

Tallahassee, FL Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryThe latest numbers show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries annually 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 people in Tallahassee, FL have a healthy, non-surgical option for back pain. We've helped many people heal from back pain without the need for surgery.

There are many reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and additional complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Fortunately, as one study has found, chiropractic may actually keep you off the surgeon's table completely.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this paper, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were evaluated 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 surgery.

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.