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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.

 

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.