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Treating Neck Pain with Chiropractic

Tallahassee, FL chiropractic neck pain treatmentAccording to The American Academy of Pain Medicine, more Americans suffer with chronic pain than diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer combined. On top of that, neck pain is the third most documented type of pain, beat out only by back pain and headaches.

Not surprisingly, a lot of people come to our Tallahassee, FL office seeking neck pain treatment, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped many of them find relief. This is a smart decision, as some studies have shown that over 90 percent of neck pain patients benefit from chiropractic care.

Studies Confirm Chiropractic Effective for Neck Pain

A study published in The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy involved 64 individuals who were suffering with neck problems. Around half were placed in an experimental group and the other half were designated to a comparison group. Both received chiropractic adjustments of the neck as well as a home exercise program, whereas the experimental group also received adjustments of the thoracic spine.

Data was collected before treatment began and one week post-treatment. The authors found that 94% of the experimental group claimed "significantly greater improvements" in regard to pain and disability in their neck symptoms. Just 35% of the patients who received neck adjustments showed the same level of improvement, illustrating that evaluating the entire spine is an important part of restoring the body's normal function.

Another study posted in Physical Therapy involved 60 participants between the ages of 18 and 60 who reported suffering with neck pain. Each man or woman was randomly allocated to one of two groups--thoracic spine thrust manipulation or non-thrust manipulation--with examinations occurring two and four days after the treatments.

Researchers found that the study patients who received the thrust manipulations (the same adjustments that provided such positive results in the first report) "experienced greater reductions in disability" than the patients who received the non-thrust manipulations. Their pain was lower as well, which shows that this type of approach offers many benefits.

Help After Failed Medical Procedures

Another study even found the same sort of positive results after thoracic adjustments in a patient who had a failed neck surgical procedure. This specific case involved a 46-year-old patient who had recently had neck surgery but still reported neck pain, headaches, pain in her elbow, and muscle fatigue.

The woman reported reduced pain in her neck and lower headache intensity, immediately after the first chiropractic treatment session. After six weeks of care, which involved chiropractic, exercise, and patient education, the patient still rated her pain at a zero on a scale of 1 to 10. Her neck disability improved as well, with a rating score that represented that it was a "great deal better."

It is studies like these that substantiate the advantages of chiropractic care, even if you've already attempted neck surgery that didn't provide relief. So, if you are dealing with neck problems and would like to find a solution that has a high success rate, try chiropractic. It may just be the help you're looking for.

We're located in Tallahassee, FL and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers can help you recover from neck pain. Give us a call today at (305) 246-0056.

References

  • AAPM facts and figures on pain. The American Academy of Pain Medicine.
  • Masaracchio M, Cleland JA, Hellman M, Hagins M. Short-term combined effects of thoracic spine thrust manipulation and cervical spine nonthrust manipulation in individuals with mechanical neck pain: a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2013;43(3):118-127.
  • Cleland JA, Glynn P, Whitman JM, Eberhart SL, MacDonald C, Childs JD. Short-term effects of thrust versus nonthrust mobilization/manipulation directed at the thoracic spine in patients with neck pain: a randomized clinical trial. Physical Therapy 2007;87(4):431-440.
  • Salvatori R, Rowe RH, Osborne R, Beneciuk JM. Use of thoracic spine thrust manipulation for neck pain and headache in a patient following multiple-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a case report. The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2014;44(6):440-449.
 

Tallahassee, FL Chiropractic Effective for Cervicogenic Headache

We see a large number of individuals with headaches in our Tallahassee, FL office, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has been able to help many of them. Actually, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that 50% of all adults have difficulty with some manner of headache problem, so this actually isn’t shocking. One of the most typical sorts of headaches that our patients are afflicted with is cervicogenic headache which, thankfully, chiropractic can generally help.

What is a Cervicogenic Headache?

A cervicogenic headache is one that stems from problems in the cervical spine. It might be a result of a condition with either the spine itself (in particular, the vertebrae, joints, or discs), or it might be triggered by a problem in the muscles and tendons of your neck. This problem in your spine produces compaction or irritation of the spinal nerves, which can bring about headache pain.

How do you determine if the headache you are being affected by is a cervicogenic headache? Aside from getting a diagnosis from a healthcare professional, a typical symptom of cervicogenic headaches is tenderness or pain in your neck. This is occasionally coupled with pain in the back of your head or between your shoulder blades.

Headache Relief with Chiropractic

Since cervicogenic headaches will not go away until whatever issue is triggering them is corrected, it is crucial to receive treatment as opposed to just trying to "wait it out." Chiropractic care is an effective solution, and one that offers a considerable amount of headache pain relief.

In one study printed in Chiropractic & Osteopathy, researchers looked at 80 people who had recurrent cervicogenic headaches. Half were given chiropractic care and the other fifty percent engaged in light massage therapy. Each participant was evaluated 12 and 24 weeks after the procedures and it was discovered that chiropractic delivered the optimum outcomes.

In particular, this study uncovered that chiropractic adjustments provided patients enhanced pain relief and reduced the number of headaches that occurred. Moreover, it also diminished 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 Effective for Herniated Disc Pain

Tallahassee, FL chiropractic disc herniation treatmentUnfortunately, 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 research studies have confirmed that chiropractic can help patients recover from this kind of problem.

Research on Chiropractic for Disc Herniations

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

Data was gathered after the initial treatment session at set intervals--namely, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year--to determine what type of short-term and long-term effects, if any, chiropractic care offers when it comes to treating this particular condition. Among the data gathered was the person's self-reported changes in both lumbar and leg pain.

Investigators found that, overall, the patients reported "significant improvement" for both types of pain every time the results were collected. In fact, over 90% of the patients stated 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 reported an improvement in pain at a rate of 89% one year beyond when treatment first began. This is the same positive effect that was found in the following case study.

Case Study Results

In this study, a 26-year-old male had presented with disc herniation symptoms such as pain in the lower back, left leg, and left groin area, along with left foot drop and muscle weakness. He had suffered with these problems for more than two years after sustaining an athletic injury, and his herniated disc was confirmed via MRI.

After receiving chiropractic care, "The patient responded favorably and his multi-symptom complex resolved within 90 days of treatment." In addition, the patient was still experiencing relief one year after the chiropractic intervention.

Studies like these show how useful chiropractic can be when it comes to alleviating herniated disc pain and treating the symptoms they bring about. So, if you are suffering from back pain caused by a herniated disc and wish to find some relief, chiropractic might 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.
 

Effective Back Pain Treatment

Tallahassee, FL back pain treatmentWe see many patients with back pain in our Tallahassee, FL practice, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has been able to help many of them get relief with chiropractic care. However, recovering from back pain doesn't necessarily mean having to decide between chiropractic care and medical treatment, as many people utilize both types of care with great success.

Research Confirms Chiropractic and Medical Treatment Work Well Together

In a study published by the journal Spine researchers1 looked at a group of active-duty military personnel between the ages of 18 and 35 who were suffering from both acute discomfort and restricted function due to back symptoms. Some of the study participants received treatment via standard medical care, while the remainder were given chiropractic care in addition to standard medical care, as researchers wanted to see which patients fared better.

Researchers discovered that the group that received standard medical care along with chiropractic scored "significantly better" than the patients who received medical care alone; 73% reported positive benefits compared to just 17 percent of the medical care only group who reported the same amount of improvement. This was true regarding both pain and level of function at two and four weeks.

Therefore, incorporating these two forms of treatment can greatly benefit you--the patient--offering advantages when compared to medical care alone. However, while chiropractic care and medical approaches can work alongside each other, chiropractic offers some unique advantages over medical therapy.

Where Chiropractic Care Wins

Although it might seem as if each method plays a 50/50 role, there is one significant benefit that chiropractic has over medical care and that is in patient satisfaction. In fact, one bit of research done at UCLA2 that was printed in the American Journal of Public Health reports that, on average, chiropractic patients are generally more satisfied with their recovery than those undergoing medical treatment.

According to the researchers, the main aspects that patients liked over medical treatment were "self-care advice and explanation of treatment." This isn't surprising, as chiropractors tend to spend much more time consulting with their patients as to how they can better their health on their own, as well as discussing more thoroughly what to expect from chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Is a Natural Approach to Wellness

Without a doubt, the methods associated with chiropractic are quite different than those available with medical care, but a large amount of the difference is the fact that chiropractic is a holistic approach to health and well-being. Rather than focusing on simply relieving the symptoms, chiropractic care involves tracking down the root cause of your pain, which often means greater improvement as you are addressing the problem at its source.

Additionally, while medication is sometimes helpful for treating certain conditions, many health issues respond well to a natural approach such as chiropractic. This means fewer negative side effects from drugs and lasting results.

You don't have to suffer from back pain or other health problems. Give our Tallahassee, FL clinic a call today at (305) 246-0056. We'll do our best to help you get and remain free from back pain.

References

  1. Goertz CM, Long CR, Hondras MA, Petri R, Delgado R, Lawrence DJ, Owens EF, Meeker WC. Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain: results of a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness study. Spine 2013;38(8):627-634.
  2. Hertzman-Miller RP1, Morgenstern H, Hurwitz EL, Yu F, Adams AH, Harber P, Kominski GF. Comparing the satisfaction of low back pain patients randomized to receive medical or chiropractic care: results from the UCLA low-back pain study. American Journal of Public Health 2002;92(10):1628-1633.
 

Tallahassee, FL Car Crashes and Long-Term Pain

Tallahassee, FL auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Tallahassee, FL and you've been in a car wreck, you have to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We work with several auto injury sufferers in our Tallahassee, FL office, and many of these folks are suffering from chronic pain caused by an old collision. In fact, research shows that a significant proportion of rear-end crashes result in pain and disability even ten years after the original injury.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is here to help you avoid developing chronic symptoms by helping to restore the natural function of your spine soon after a motor vehicle accident.

The most frequent causes of chronic problems are reduced mobility of your spine and the development of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your spine can easily be harmed during a collision, and chiropractic works by decreasing inflammation and restoring normal movement.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're nearby our Tallahassee, FL office, and you've been hurt in a crash, don't wait to get care. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is here for you. Give us a call today at (305) 246-0056 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Tallahassee, FL Chiropractic Auto Accident Treatment

Tallahassee, FL auto injury recovery and treatment by  Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation CentersEvery year, there are millions of auto accidents in the world, and a substantial number of people end up getting injured in a collision. Although most accidents are "minor," chronic back and neck pain are still frequent health issues. The good news is that chiropractic is a great way to address these kinds of injuries.

We have treated many auto accident patients in our Tallahassee, FL office, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has been helping people with these types of injuries since 1996. During a crash, your body is subjected to powerful forces that it simply wasn't built to deal with. These forces put strain and stress on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can cause damage to the ligaments that hold your neck and back together. A crash can result in a vast array of pain problems.

A ligament tear in the neck can trigger pain, swelling, and radicular symptoms in the arm and hand. Chiropractic care works well for these types of injuries, because chiropractic concentrates on restoring the healthy function and mobility of the injured structures.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers Can Help Clients Recover From an Auto Accident

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers, your Tallahassee, FL chiropractor, can help by decreasing irritation in the damaged area and can help reduce the creation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Learn more about how we can help you recover or call Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers today at (305) 246-0056.

 

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.

Ciancaglini R, Testa M, Radaelli G. Association of neck pain with symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction in the general adult population. Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 1999;31:17-22.

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.