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Back Pain and Car Accidents

If you are suffering from back pain after an auto injury, don't worry. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees this type of condition frequently in our Tallahassee, FL office. What causes back pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic help?

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 curvature of your spinal column, the seat can put uneven pressure on your lower 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 motion can sprain or strain the ligaments that hold your spine together. These types of injuries can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Fortunately, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

You don't have to suffer from back pain. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is conveniently located in Tallahassee, FL to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. First, we'll do a careful assessment to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056 to make an appointment.

 

Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

Shoulder Pain is a common problem after an auto collision, and it's something that Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees often in our Tallahassee, FL office. What causes shoulder pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help?

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

Direct trauma can be caused by striking 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 crash. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.

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

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

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has been helping patients in Tallahassee, FL since 1996, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to 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. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (305) 246-0056 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Tallahassee, FL Back Pain Treatment

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

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

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

In this study, 747 patients were treated for low back pain. Each patient was assessed based on the first person they sought treatment with, whether it was a primary care physician, a chiropractor, a physiatrist (also known as a rehabilitation physician), or a physical therapist.

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

Other papers 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 Clients 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.

 

Chiropractic Can Alleviate Need for Back Surgery

Tallahassee, FL Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryEach year, over 500,000 people have back surgery 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 patients in Tallahassee, FL have a healthy, non-surgical option for back pain. We've helped many people 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 recovery time and complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Luckily, as one study has found, chiropractic may actually keep you out of the operating room entirely.

Research Shows 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 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 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.

 

Back Pain and the SI Joint

We treat a lot of people with back pain in our Tallahassee, FL office, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that about one quarter of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.

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 dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group got 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 post-treatment, and 30 days later for the group who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only one treatment round.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at 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.

 

AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Surgery

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

For example, in a study carried out on almost 2,000 Washington State employees who suffered from a back injury while on the job, 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 people who first sought treatment with chiropractic care, proving that this natural approach is very effective at keeping you off the operating table.

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

There are alternatives 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 patients in our Tallahassee, FL chiropractic clinic, and we've had great success in helping people reduce their headache pain.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research paper verifies what we see in our practice. In this paper, the authors started with 110 individuals who were suffering with 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 paper 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 results 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.

Research

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.

 

Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Tallahassee, FL office, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped several people heal from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to reduce the discomfort. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic is often a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of pain.

In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had experienced back pain for at least two days. Each one was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 individuals, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.

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

Natural Healing with Chiropractic

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's intended to correct the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and 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 experience headache pain, and tension headaches are a frequent problem in our busy world. Postural problems and stress are common causes of tension headaches, and ones that Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers and the staff here in our Tallahassee, FL chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.

Research Supports Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches

The scientific literature confirms our results: A 2016 study from Spain treated 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 beneficial at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when spinal adjustments were mixed with the suboccipital inhibition.

When we get stressed out, 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 Patients Find Comfort From Tension Headaches

If you live in Tallahassee, FL and are suffering from 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.

 

A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

Tallahassee, FL chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the philosophy of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers, this involves working to restore your body's natural functioning to prevent the need for medications or surgical treatments. We notice that most of our Tallahassee, FL patients are happy to find a natural answer for their health conditions.

One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drugs. Medications are frequently supplied to people who have back problems. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the advantages when prescribed 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 offered by the AAN mention the fact that roughly half of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still taking them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and recovery, particularly if an opiate addiction occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic which features natural healing and the advantages are clear. While a pill might be useful at temporarily relieving the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won'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 solve the spinal interference -- without any risky drugs.

If you're ready for relief, 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