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Migraines Helped by Chiropractic

Tallahassee, FL natural migraine treatment by  Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation CentersWith the Migraine Research Foundation reporting that migraine headaches affect 38 million people in the United States (more than diabetes and asthma put together), it's not surprising that Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers treats a lot of headache patients in our Tallahassee, FL office. Although some folks try to relieve migraine pain with medications, chiropractic is a great, all-natural choice that consistently produces positive results.

Research Supports Chiropractic Care Helps With Migraines

For example, one study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics involved 127 patients ranging in age from 10 to 70-years-old who struggled with frequent (at least monthly) migraines. Each subject received up to 16 chiropractic sessions. The patients noted that their headache frequency, duration, and disability two months before the treatments began, during the duration of the sessions (which was two months), and two months post-treatment.

What the researchers discovered is that spinal manipulation therapy reduced the frequency, duration, and disability of the migraine headaches when compared with the control subjects who didn't receive chiropractic. In addition, this enabled them to take less medication for the pain, offering them an all-natural answer for a chronic problem.

Another paper found that a combination of chiropractic and neck massage reduced migraine pain almost 68%.

If you have migraine pain and are looking for help, call Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers today and request an appointment in our Tallahassee, FL chiropractic office. We'll do what we can to help you become pain-free!

Sources

Migraine Fact Sheet. Migraine Research Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.migraineresearchfoundation.org/fact-sheet.html on November 2, 2015
Noudeh Y et al. (2012). Reduction of current migraine headache pain following neck massage and spinal manipulation. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork;5(1):5-13
Tuchin P et al. (2000, February). A randomized controlled trial of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics;23(2):91-5

 

Chiropractic Helps with Knee Pain

Tallahassee, FL natural knee pain treatmentKnee pain is a frequent issue for people in our Tallahassee, FL chiropractic office, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has happily provided many of these people relief. This is mostly because chiropractic care has been found to help with many kinds of knee pain.

For instance, some people encounter pain in and around the knee area due to degenerative arthritis. Research has demonstrated that this ailment responds very well to chiropractic--and rather quickly, too. In fact, one article published in The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association found that people with osteoarthritis in their knees felt considerable pain relief and improved function after just two weeks of chiropractic care.

If your knee pain is as a result of a medial meniscus tear, chiropractic could likely help with that as well. One study reported that combining chiropractic with soft tissue treatment, rest, ice, and compression on the affected knee helped lower the intensity of the pain.

Of course, sometimes a knee replacement surgery is necessary in order to correct the problem, and if that's the case, your chiropractor can also help improve the outcome. How?

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Knee Injuries

Medical research has found that patients with low back pain often have less positive outcomes after knee surgery. Therefore, dealing with your back pain through chiropractic before having a total knee arthroplasty can help with your post-surgery recovery.

No matter what your knee issue, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers can likely help. Call our Tallahassee, FL clinic today and find out what we can do for you!

Studies

  • Pollard H et al. (2008, December). The effect of a manual therapy knee protocol on osteoarthritic knee pain: a randomised controlled trial. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;52(4):229-42
    Boyle J et al. (2014, March). Influence of low back pain on total knee arthroplasty outcome. Knee;21(2):410-4
  • Jarosz B & Ames R. (2010, December). Chiropractic management of a medial meniscus tear in a patient with tibiofemoral degeneration: a case report. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine;9(4):200-8
 

Tallahassee, FL Chiropractic Beats Massage for Cervicogenic Headaches

We see a large number of people with headaches in our Tallahassee, FL office, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has been able to provide relief for many of them. Indeed, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that half of all adults have difficulty with some sort of headache disorder, so this actually isn’t a surprise. One of the most frequent sorts of headaches that our patients endure is cervicogenic headache which, happily, chiropractic can often help.

What is a Cervicogenic Headache?

A cervicogenic headache is one that starts from problems in the cervical spine. It can easily be generated by a condition with either the spine itself (in particular, the vertebrae, joints, or discs), or it could be because of a problem in the muscles and tendons of your neck. This dysfunction in your spine contributes to constriction or irritation of the spinal nerves, which can bring on headache pain.

How do you determine if the headache you are enduring is a cervicogenic headache? Besides obtaining a diagnosis from a healthcare specialist, a frequent symptom of cervicogenic headaches is tenderness or discomfort in your neck. This is sometimes accompanied by pain in the back of your head or between your shoulder blades.

How Chiropractic Helps

Because cervicogenic headaches will not subside until whatever problem is generating them is corrected, it is critical to get treatment as opposed to just trying to "wait it out." Chiropractic care is an effective solution, and one that provides a great deal of relief.

In one study released in Chiropractic & Osteopathy, experts looked at 80 people who had recurring cervicogenic headaches. Half were given chiropractic care and the other 50% underwent light massage therapy. Each participant was assessed 12 and 24 weeks after the procedures and it was found that chiropractic provided the optimum effects.

Specifically, this study uncovered that chiropractic adjustments gave patients more significant pain relief and lessened 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 headache pain, call our office today. We'll do our best to get you the pain relief you deserve!

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 Aids Sprained Ankle Recovery

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 recover more quickly. Why are ankle sprains so common and how can chiropractic help?

According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), approximately 25,000 men and women in the US sprain their ankles every day. 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 happen due to one forceful movement, or it can develop over 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 pre-existing 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 printed in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics set out to identify chiropractic's role when it comes to ankle sprain recovery. The authors recruited 33 men and women between the ages of 18 and 45 who had a history of ankle inversion sprains, who were reporting tenderness and/or pain, and had not re-injured the area in the previous six weeks.

Eighteen of the participants were assigned to receive rehabilitation and the other 15 individuals received chiropractic in addition to rehab. Each person had five full weeks of treatments, with the rehab group receiving therapies seven days a week and the rehabilitation plus chiropractic group receiving therapy six out of the seven days.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Ankle Sprains

The study found that the people who participated in both rehab and chiropractic fared the best at the 4-week mark when it came to pain and joint restriction. In addition, no negative effects were reported, showing that this treatment option is safe.

If you're near our office 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 running... literally!

Bibliography

  • 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 people with this particular condition in our Tallahassee, FL chiropractic practice. Actually, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that roughly two percent of all adults in the United States have fibromyalgia. Fortunately, chiropractic care is one treatment option that can provide positive results.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps Fibromyalgia

In a study released in mid-2015, 215 women and men with fibromyalgia were assessed 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 therapy program for three months and the second group receiving the same approach with the addition of chiropractic adjustments (specifically, to the upper neck tissues) for the same length of time.

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

Fibromyalgia can significantly decrease your quality of life, both mentally 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.

References

  • 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 Care Effective for Herniated Disc Pain

Tallahassee, FL chiropractic disc herniation treatmentRegrettably, quite a few of our Tallahassee, FL patients know the pain associated with 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 verified that chiropractic can help people recover from this kind of problem.

Research on Chiropractic and Disc Herniations

In one report, specialists from Switzerland selected 148 patients who were suffering with pain in their low back and legs due to a disc herniation (which was confirmed through magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI). Each person then received chiropractic adjustments that focused on the area of his or her disc problem.

Results were collected after the first treatment session at set intervals--namely, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year--to determine what kind of short-term and long-term effects, if any, chiropractic care offers when it comes to treating this particular problem. Among the information collected was the person's self-reported changes in both back and leg pain.

Researchers found that, as a whole, the patients 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 claimed an improvement in pain at a rate of 89 percent one year beyond when treatment first began. This is the same positive effect that was found in the following case study.

Disc Herniation and Chiropractic: A Case Study

In this report, a 26-year-old man had presented with disc herniation symptoms such as pain in the low 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 beneficial chiropractic can be when it comes to alleviating herniated disc pain and treating the symptoms they produce. So, if you are suffering from back ache caused by a herniated disc and wish to find some relief, chiropractic may well 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 Beneficial for Carpal Tunnel

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

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A recent study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy evaluated 71 women between the ages of 35 and 59 who were diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Upon investigating the subjects' neck range of motion, the authors discovered that the patients had less cervical mobility when compared to a healthy control group.

In addition, it was also discovered that the degree of the women's reported carpal tunnel discomfort was connected to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In short, the less flexibility in the neck, the greater the level of pain.

This study is extremely important, as you can't effectively address a problem until you fully understand its cause. By realizing that the root of carpal tunnel pain is in the neck, this means that natural approaches like chiropractic can often restore normal function, reducing the need for risky operations.

We Can Help Clients Find Relief From Carpal Tunnel

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

Studies

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.

 

Tallahassee, FL Back Pain Treatment

Tallahassee, FL back pain treatment by  Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation CentersMost of us suffer from back ache at some point in our lives. Experts 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 recover from back pain, it's also a great way to avoid future episodes.

Research Proves 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 study, 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 authors discovered is that the men and women who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgeries.

Other papers have found the same results. A 2012 study reported 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 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.

 

Prevent Back Surgery with Chiropractic

Tallahassee, FL Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryEach year, over 500,000 people have back surgery in the US. Although in some cases it's necessary to have back surgery, the reality is that if you can avoid 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 patients 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 recuperation time and complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one medical study has found, chiropractic may actually keep you off the surgeon's table entirely.

Research Supports 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 treatment 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 imply 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.

 

Lumbar Pain and the SI Joint

We help a good number of men and women with back pain in our Tallahassee, FL office, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has noticed that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that around 25% of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research ratifies what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this problem.

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 syndrome were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. one group received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group had 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 later, and 30 days after for the group who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both short term and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just a single treatment round.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to see if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to 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.