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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.

 

Back Pain and the SI Joint

We see a lot of people with back pain in our Tallahassee, FL office, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers finds that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that about one quarter of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this issue.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Specialists observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the group who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic manipulation applied to these two areas offers both short term and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only one treatment round.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and would like to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Tallahassee, FL office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. 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.

 

How to Avoid Surgery for Back Pain

Although some people are still skeptical about chiropractic, even the American Medical Association (AMA) suggests 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

Recently, in one study carried out on about 2,000 Washington State employees who suffered from a back injury while at work, 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 individuals who first sought treatment with chiropractic, showing that this natural approach is very effective at keeping you off the operating table.

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

There are options 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 men and women in our Tallahassee, FL chiropractic clinic, and we've had great success in helping patients eliminate their headache pain.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research paper verifies what we see in our office. In this study, the authors started with 110 patients who were suffering from 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 report 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 outcomes 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.

Citation

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.

 

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

In our Tallahassee, FL practice, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped countless patients recover from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to reduce the pain. You should understand that research shows that chiropractic care is often a better choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of problem.

In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 men and women who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each patient was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 individuals, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.

All of the patients who received some type of treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the subjects who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.

Natural Healing with Chiropractic Care

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without undesirable side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's purpose designed to resolve the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Tallahassee, FL office with Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers today at (305) 246-0056. We'll help ease your back problems in a healthy way!

References

von Heymann WJ, Schloemer P, Timm J, Muehlbauer B. Spinal high-velocity low amplitude manipulation in acute nonspecific low back pain: a double-blind randomized controlled trial in comparison with diclofenac and placebo. Spine 2013;38(7):540-548.

 

Chiropractic Effective for Tension Headaches

Tallahassee, FL Headache Treatment by  Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation CentersMany people suffer with headache pain, and tension headaches are a common problem in our busy world. Postural problems and stress are common causes of tension headache pain, and ones that Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers and the team here in our Tallahassee, FL chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.

Research Shows Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches

The scientific literature verifies our findings: A 2016 study from Spain managed a group of 76 men and women with chronic tension headaches. The participants were divided into four treatment groups: 19 patients were treated with suboccipital inhibition (the therapist presses on the tight tissues at the top of the spine); 19 with chiropractic adjustments; 19 with both adjustments and suboccipital inhibition; and 19 received no treatment.

The authors found that the spinal adjustments were helpful at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when spinal adjustments were mixed with the suboccipital inhibition.

When we get run down, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, resulting in pain. Chiropractic works by eliminating these strains and restoring the normal nerve function to the area.

We're Here to Help Clients Find Help From Tension Headaches

If you live in Tallahassee, FL and are dealing with any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers today at (305) 246-0056 for an appointment or more information.

Reference

Espi-Lopez GV, Rodriguez-Blanco C, Oliva-Pascual-Vaca A, et al. Do manual therapy techniques have a positive effect on quality of life in people with tension-type headache? A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine 2016; February 29.

 

Chiropractic: The Natural Approach to Back Pain

Tallahassee, FL chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the principle of helping your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers, this means working hard to restore your body's normal functioning to prevent the need for medications or surgical treatments. We notice that many of our Tallahassee, FL patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health conditions.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescription medications are oftentimes supplied to people who have back soreness. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the benefits when administered for back pain.

Some of the most well-known narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Figures provided by the AAN mention the fact that about 50% of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still taking them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and healing, particularly if an narcotic dependency occurs.

Compare that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a pill might be useful at briefly suppressing the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs can't mend your damaged spine; it will only conceal the pain.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to eliminate the spinal interference -- without the need for risky medications.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Tallahassee, FL office a call at (305) 246-0056 to make an appointment with Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers.

References

  • Risk of opioids outweigh benefits for headache, low back pain, other conditions. American Academy of Neurology;September 29, 2014.
  • What are opioids? National Institute on Drug Abuse. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/opioids/what-are-opioids
 

Tallahassee, FL Neck Pain and Headache Care

Tallahassee, FL neck pain and headache treatmentHeadache and neck pain are common problems that affect millions of people around the world. If you are suffering from this type of condition, you're not alone. The good news is that chiropractic is an excellent way to not only treat these common problems, but also help prevent future episodes.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Neck Pain and Headaches

For many years, patients with neck and headache pain in Tallahassee, FL have been helped by the chiropractic adjustments of Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers. Our experience is backed up by a recent review done in Canada that found that non-surgical, non-drug solutions are the best choice for neck and headache pain.

The report looked at 15 studies from 1990 to 2015 and found that conservative treatment comprised of chiropractic adjustments, exercises, and stretches was recommended before turning to drugs or more invasive procedures.

Past studies have shown that chiropractic is effective and safe for neck pain and many other health conditions.

We Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Neck Pain and Headaches

If you're suffering from neck pain or headaches, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers and our staff are here to help you recover. Give our Tallahassee, FL office a call today at (305) 246-0056 for an appointment today.

Reference

Varatharajan S, Ferguson B, Chrobak K, et al. Are non-invasive interventions effective for the management of headaches associated with neck pain? An update of the Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration. European Spine Journal 2016; February 6:1-29.

 

Tallahassee, FL Chiropractic Care for Headache

Tallahassee, FL neck pain and headache treatment

There are many different kinds of headache, but one of the most common types is known as "cervicogenic headache," or those that originate in your neck.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees a lot of people in our Tallahassee, FL office who are struggling with frequent, reoccurring headaches. Thankfully, chiropractic can usually help, potentially reducing these types of headaches by 50 percent, and research confirms it.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A study was conducted involving 80 participants who reported experiencing at least five cervicogenic headaches during the prior three months. The goal was to discover how effective chiropractic was for this type of head pain, as well as to ascertain the number of treatment sessions necessary to achieve a positive effect.

The patients were split into four separate groups, so that each group was similar in age, gender, number of cervicogenic headaches, and their intensity. Of the four groups, two engaged in chiropractic treatments and two received light massage. Furthermore, one group assigned to each treatment received eight sessions and the other patients received twice that amount.

Each patient was assessed based on head pain, neck pain, and disability prior to the study and 12 and 24 weeks after treatment was complete. The researchers found that those who received chiropractic as opposed to massage reported fewer headaches at the conclusion of the study. Furthermore, improvements were maintained when checked six months after treatment ended.

Furthermore, individuals who were taking medications for their headaches were able to lower their intake after completing the study. Those who received chiropractic had lower medication usage 24 weeks post-study.

We Can Help Patients Find Relief From Head Pain

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped many patients who were suffering from headaches in our Tallahassee, FL office. Call us today at (305) 246-0056 for more information or for an appointment.

Reference

Haas M, Spegman A, Peterson D, Aickin M, Vavrek D. Dose response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for chronic cervicogenic headache: a pilot randomized controlled trial. The Spine Journal 2010; 10: 117-128.

 

Chiropractic Found to Be "Safe and Helpful" for Disc Herniation

Tallahassee, FL non-surgical disc herniation treatment Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees many people weekly in our busy Tallahassee, FL chiropractic office who are looking for relief from the pain and agony they feel due to herniated discs. Our experience isn't unique; the medical literature verifies that chiropractic care is a great way to treat herniated disc problems.

Don't Suffer! Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers and Chiropractic Care Helps With Disc Herniation

One particular research project involved 27 people, 8 male and 19 female, who had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirming a disc herniation in either their neck or lower back. The subjects documented that they were experiencing pain, reduced range of motion, and sensory problems bad enough to keep them off work.

During the course of the research study, the subjects were managed using one of two common chiropractic methods: traction for herniated discs in the cervical area or flexion distraction for the patients who had herniation issues in the low back.

Each individual was seen four or five times per week for the first two weeks, then three times each week, and then as needed for the rest of the study. Depending on the severity of the disc herniation, therapy varied anywhere from six weeks to six months, with MRIs being conducted at various stages to determine what impact, if any, the chiropractic care was having in regard to the disc herniation.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Back Pain and Herniated Disc

The investigators reported that 80 percent of the patients experienced a "good clinical outcome," meaning reduced pain and a reduction in other symptoms, such as numbness. Furthermore, 77 percent of these individuals also showed MRI evidence that their disc herniation was either reduced or resolved completely. This resulted in 78 percent of the study subjects being able to return to their place of employment and led the authors to conclude that chiropractic adjustments is both "safe and helpful" for disc herniations.

If you have a herniated disc and suffer from chronic back pain and are near Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers in Tallahassee, FL, contact our office today to see what chiropractic can do for you!

Reference
BenEliyahu, DJ. Magnetic resonance imaging and clinical follow-up: study of 27 patients receiving chiropractic care for cervical and lumbar disc herniations. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1996;19(9):597-606.